A call to stop the hate after road rage is captured in viral video
A viral video shows a heated confrontation following a car accident in southern Travis County. The confrontation is between a driver and a Spanish speaking driver who allegedly hit her on Twin Creek Road Wednesday evening.
"You're all in trouble. You need to go back to where you came from. You don't belong here," said the unidentified woman shown in the video.
The video was recorded moments after the woman in shorts and flip-flops was involved in a minor crash.
"This is the problem with America. They come in and they think they don't have to talk with us or follow any rules," said the woman.
The woman speaking said she was rear-ended by a driver who does not speak English.
"I have four times been hit in the rear while I was sitting still by somebody not paying attention. It's why I want to ask what the hell was she was doing not paying attention. We weren't going anywhere. How could she run into me and then just sit there and not do anything," asked the woman.
"She was ready for somebody to have it," said Candi Huerta who recorded the video.
Huerta was driving past the accident and says she stopped when the woman started shouting and waving her arms.
"I had my phone and that's when I decided to videotape everything and she just went ballistic on this lady. I felt so bad," said Huerta.
Huerta posted 8 minutes of the 15-minute video on Facebook.
"I hesitated to post the video. I didn't want to," said Huerta.
But she says she decided to share it to send this message.
"Wake up America. We need to stop this hate," said Huerta.
CBS Austin has not been able to identify the woman in the video. We don't have her side of the story, but at one point she says she knows she's "irate" and is apologetic.
"I'm being mean, I know it. I'm just not myself," said the woman.
" At least you acknowledge it," said Huerta as she recorded the video on her phone.
The inability of the two drivers to communicate lead to confusion about whether the Spanish speaking woman had a driver's license or insurance. Her husband arrived at the accident scene later with proof of insurance, but not before the anger escalated.
"So, you feel privileged? You feel privileged here. Is that the problem? Wow. I just, oh my God, I'm having to refrain myself from hitting the XXXX out of her right now," said the woman in the video.
"I forgive her. I do. It's forgive and forget. Maybe not forget, but I do forgive her," said Huerta.
Huerta talked to the Spanish speaking driver on Friday and says the woman in her 50s is doing fine.
“I can't believe I kept my own cool because she offended me, as well,” said Huerta.
The mother of two says she hopes by posting the video on Facebook she’s sending a lasting message.
“Don't be ugly towards one another. Be respectful and show some kind of humanity,” said Huerta.
Austin Police said because the woman threatened to hit the Spanish speaking driver, she could be charged with assault by threat, a Class C misdemeanor.