Massachusetts Man, 65, Clings to Speeding Car Hood As Alleged Road Rage Incident Gets Out of Control

Police in Massachusetts have arrested two suspects after an apparent road rage incident left one man clinging to the hood of a car driving at speed down a freeway for up to three miles.

Mark Fitzgerald, 37, and Richard Kamrowski, 65, were detained after a minor side-swipe collision on the I-90 Westbound in Weston escalated into a potentially deadly situation, police said. The drama was captured on video, published on Friday by local media outlet NBC 10 Boston.

Multiple calls were placed to local law enforcement at around 4:45 p.m. on Friday after witnesses reported seeing a "man on the hood of a white SUV," Massachusetts State Police said yesterday. Upon investigation, officers found the car had at some points reached speeds of 70 miles per hour.

After the small collision, police said Kamrowski had pulled over and approached Fitzgerald's vehicle in an attempt to swap insurance paperwork. But Fitzgerald remained in his car—a 2016 Infinity QX70. As the conversation turned "adversarial," police said Fitzgerald sped towards Kamrowski, who jumped on the vehicle. The Infinity was spotted "accelerating and stopping."

"I thought he was going to run over me," Kamrowski told NBC10 Boston, which published some footage of the incident to Facebook. "I don't think he stopped, he kept going fast, slow, fast, slow, to get me to slide off. "I just kept telling him, 'Stop the car, stop the car,' and he wouldn't stop."

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As he clung to the hood, police said Kamrowski cracked the windshield with a water bottle he took from the car during the altercation. But the Infinity continued "for about two to three miles" and only came to a stop after other motorists forced Fitzgerald's car to a stop and helped the man.

By the time state troopers arrived at the scene, the SUV was halted. No one suffered injuries. In the video footage, one motorist could be seen ordering Fitzgerald from his car at gun-point. Police confirmed the man was licensed to carry the firearm.

According to Massachusetts State Police, Fitzgerald was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon on a person over age 60, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of a property damage accident. Kamrowski was also charged with disorderly conduct and malicious damage to a motor vehicle. Both men are set to appear in Waltham District Court on Monday.

Until then, both men have been released. Police said anyone who has information about the Friday incident, including the initial crash, should contact the Weston Barracks at 781-431-5050. No additional information was released.

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Witnesses reported seeing a “man on the hood of a white SUV,” Massachusetts State Police said. NBC 10 Boston/Screenshot/Facebook