Woman dragged, run over by truck driver in road rage incident


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - A road rage incident in St. Petersburg left a woman hospitalized.

Police said the woman was driving near downtown when a pickup truck pulled up behind her, honking.

Officials said the truck driver then pulled in front of her, slamming on his brakes, a move which caused the woman to slam on her brakes. When the two vehicles reached a red light the woman got out, walked up to the pickup truck and approached the driver.

The truck driver grabbed her arm through his window and drove, running the red light as he dragged the woman roughly 50 feet, officers said.

When he let go, the left rear tire of his truck ran over her right arm.

Police said they were searching for the truck driver.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.