TAMPA, Fla. (WTSP) - A woman, who fell victim to a case of road rage on a rainy day, witnessed what she called "instant karma" when the tailgater lost control of his truck and crashed into a pole on the side of a Tampa highway -- and she caught it all on video.
The woman, who has asked to remain anonymous, posted the video on YouTube Wednesday under the title, "Redneck Road Rage/Instant Karma," explaining how the driver of the truck tailgated her for about three minutes as she drove on US Hwy 41 in Tampa. After about a minute, she says she pulled out her cell phone and recorded his actions which included staring her down and giving her the middle finger as he passed her multiple times.
It was when he appeared to try to cut her off that he lost control on the slick, wet roads and traveled across the northbound lanes and onto the grass shoulder where he took out a light pole that collapsed into the roadway near Gibsonton Drive.
After the accident, the woman pulled over to wait for Florida Highway Patrol troopers. While waiting for them to arrive, the driver of the truck took off, but thanks to her video, they were able to track him down.
Troopers arrested 33-year-old Jeffrey White at his Tampa home Wednesday for leaving the scene of a traffic crash, careless driving and failing to wear his seatbelt.