Road Rage on I-78: Shot Fired at Woman's Car

Pennsylvania State Police on the lookout for a silver, compact SUV with New Jersey plates; driver fired a bullet into car after encounter on highway, troopers say.


Pennsylvania State Police at Belfast are looking for eyewitnesses to a road rage incident in which a gun was fired into a Bethlehem woman’s car along Interstate 78 near the Route 33 interchange.

The incident began further west along eastbound I-78 near Route 412 in Lower Saucon Township at a little before 4 p.m. Wednesday, police said.

According to troopers:

  • The victim, who troopers did not identify by name, encountered a silver-colored, compact, four-door SUV with New Jersey license plates that was traveling about 40mph in the left lane and swerving close to a tractor-trailer in the right lane.
  • The 39-year-old Bethlehem woman blew her car horn at the compact silver SUV. The SUV driver responded by flipping her the middle finger, then taking off “at a high rate of speed.”
  • The silver SUV then got into the right lane and slowed down. The Bethlehem woman continued driving east in the left lane and started to pass the silver SUV as they passed the Route 33 interchange.
  • But as that happened, the woman heard a loud bang. The SUV then “sped off again at a high rate of speed.”
  • The victim pulled over a short time later to call 911. Arriving troopers found a single bullet hole in the passenger side rear door. The victim was not injured.

The incident is under investigation by the Pennsylvania State Police, which asks that anyone who saw what happened or has information on the silver SUV call the Belfast barracks at 610-759-6106.

Keith March 15, 2013 at 02:28 PM
Gee a silver compact SUV with Jersey plates on it...can't be many of those around. *rolls eyes*
dale french March 17, 2013 at 03:32 PM
gun control? I'm going to shoot back but I'm not going to miss .One more Jersey peace of crap dead .
John Walls March 18, 2013 at 03:19 PM
Yeah right and PA drivers are all sooo great. Sounds to me like a stoned idiot in the wrong lane. Shot all left lane dicks and do the world a favor.
Mean Mom March 19, 2013 at 12:32 PM
I would bet money they WERE NOT stoned. Blame it on the alcohol.


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