Road-rage driver leaves scene of accident, crashes into home in east Kansas City, police say

Posted at 10:44 AM, Jun 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-01 18:23:54-04

Police are investigating a car that crashed into a home as a case of road rage, making it the second road rage incident in the city in as many weeks. 

Police said a woman rear-ended another car and took off speeding. She swerved to miss another car as she was trying to leave the area, lost control, and slammed into a house near 78th Terrace and Blue Ridge.

"I got up to look out the kitchen window, I didn't have to go very far because the kitchen is all destroyed so I didn't get my coffee," said the homeowner, Evelyn Pelsor.

Police said road rage is also to blame in last Thursday's shooting at 104th and Holmes that killed 19-year-old Christopher Hutson and wounded his pregnant girlfriend.

In this GoFundMe campaign, relatives say the couple got lost after leaving an ultrasound appointment in the area. 

Investigators are now looking for a man described as a person of interest.

Officials say road rage is a huge problem.

According to AAA, nearly 80 percent of drivers have admitted to driving aggressively or engaging in road rage. They add men are three times more likely to do it than women, and they say aggressive driving is a factor in more than 50 percent of deadly crashes. 

The driver in Thursday's crash was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Police said the house needs repairs, but the occupants can stay there while the work is being done.