Road rage in Andover sends one to the hospital

A road rage incident on Route 93 in Andover tonight resulted in one man being transported to the hospital for treatment.

Preliminary investigation by Trooper Kenneth Quigley indicates that at about 5:20 p.m., State Police received numerous reports of a “fist fight” between two men in the breakdown lane of Route 93 Southbound, north of Exit 42, in Andover.  Upon arrival, troopers determined that the two combatants had left the area. 

A short time later, Tewksbury Police reported that they had located one of the men on Shawsheen Street at East Street in Tewksbury.  That man, age 36 from Billerica, who had been injured during the incident, was treated on scene by Tewskbury EMS and then transported to Lowell Memorial Hospital (Saint’s Campus) in Lowell for further treatment of minor injuries.

The investigation into the identity of the other combatant is ongoing.  He is described as a white male, wearing a blue shirt, khaki cargo pants, and construction boots.  He was believed to be driving a blue or black Mazda CX-5 at the time of the incident. 

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the State Police Barracks in Andover at 978-475-3800.

We would like to remind the public that if someone is acting aggressively towards you on the roadway, move away from the aggressor and slow down.  This will often times be enough to diffuse the situation.  If they continue to act aggressively towards you, please dial 911 and report the incident.  Most importantly, never get out of your vehicle to confront an aggressive driver.