State police are investigating a road rage incident on Interstate 93 in Andover on Monday evening that sent one man to the hospital.
Troopers responded around 5:20 p.m. to reports of a “fist fight” between two men in the southbound breakdown lane of the highway north of Exit 42, police said. But when officers arrived, it was determined the men had already left the area.
Police said “a short time later” officers in Tewksbury reported that one of the men had been located on Shawsheen and East streets in the town. The man, publicly identified only as a 36-year-old from Billerica, had been injured in the fight, according to police.
His minor injuries were treated at the scene by emergency personnel before he was transported to Lowell Memorial Hospital for additional attention.
“The investigation into the identity of the other combatant is ongoing,” state police said. “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 information is urged to contact the Andover police barracks at 978-475-3800.
Police issued an additional warning to the public, saying people should “never” get out of their vehicle when confronted by an aggressive driver.
“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,” police said. “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.”
Last week, two women were charged in connection to a fight on Route 128 in Danvers.