An act of 'traffic violence': Aggressive driving leads to Hwy. 10 zipper merge crash
July 17, 2023
There may be nothing that gets drivers' blood boiling more than a zipper merge, especially when they believe others are flouting proper traffic etiquette.
Tempers flared last week in a construction zone on Hwy. 10 in Coon Rapids, when the driver of a pickup truck appeared to purposely veer into the path of a sedan to prevent that driver from legally using the open lane to reach the merge point.
The vehicles collided. The impact briefly sent the sedan airborne before it crashed into the cable median barrier and came to rest in the left lane, its front end mangled.