2 injured in accident connected to alleged road-rage incident - Tucson News Now

2 injured in accident connected to alleged road-rage incident

A  truck driven by Eric Santos, 38, collided with a car at Thornydale and Cortaro Farms roads. (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department) A truck driven by Eric Santos, 38, collided with a car at Thornydale and Cortaro Farms roads. (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)
The drivers of both cars were taken to the hospital. (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department) The drivers of both cars were taken to the hospital. (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)
Eric Santos (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department) Eric Santos (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Two people were injured in an accident Wednesday night that investigators say was connected to an apparent road-rage incident involving an off-duty police officer.

The accident, in which a pickup collided with a car at the intersection of Thornydale and Cortaro Farms roads, did not involve the officer. Both drivers were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

According to a news release from the Pima County Sheriff's Department, an unmarked vehicle driven by the officer from the Tucson Police Department was rammed by the man driving the pickup as they exited Interstate 10 at Ina Road.

The driver of the truck, 38-year-old Eric Santos, had been following the officer since nearly colliding with him at Aviation Highway and 22st Street, according to the release.

The officer called 911 to report the incident on Ina Road. Then, according to the release, he turned left after stopping at a red light in an effort to avoid a confrontation with Santos.

As he followed the officer through the intersection, Santos collided with a car being driven by a woman south on Thornydale.

The Sheriff's Department Traffic Unit is investigating the incident and charges are pending.

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