Parmar's brand new jeep was hit by a red pickup truck that was attempting to make a turn, the station quoted police as saying.

Indian-American teen killed in road rage incident in New YorkTwitter /Infowe
news Road Rage Monday, November 13, 2017 - 07:57

An Indian-American teenager has been killed in a road rage incident when a driver ran his truck over her after a minor collision in New York city’s suburb of Levittown, according to media reports.

On Sunday, police in Nassau County adjoining New York City were looking for the driver who allegedly attacked dental student Taranjit Parmar, 18, on Thursday.

WPIX TV reported that police told the family that the pickup truck's licence plate could not be seen on a surveillance video of the incident. Police released the video and asked the public to help find him.

Parmar's brand new jeep was hit by a red pickup truck that was attempting to make a turn, the station quoted police as saying.

The two vehicles then pulled off the roadway and when Parmar got out got out the jeep, the truck, the driver mowed her down and drove away, according to police.

Parmar suffered fatal injuries to her chest and head.

Her tearful father, Ranjit Parmar, told the station: "She bore all the responsibility to carry the family, carry her education. I always told everybody who would listen to me, if you're going to have a daughter, this is the one.”

Road Rage in US

As per a report in TRED, New York city is second in the list of top 8 cities in the US with the worst road rage. 

A study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that almost 8 in 10 drivers displayed significant road rage, anger or aggression on America’s highways.  

The incidents included tailgating, deliberately ramming into other cars and confronting other motorists. 

"Inconsiderate driving, bad traffic and the daily stresses of life can transform minor frustrations into dangerous road rage. Far too many drivers are losing themselves in the heat of the moment and lashing out in ways that could turn deadly,” said Jurek Grabowski, the foundation's director of research. 

(With IANS inputs)

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