HCSO: One injured in apparent road rage attack

RIVERVIEW, Fla. - A Riverview man was in critical, but stable condition Tuesday afternoon after getting into an argument with a motorist who struck him with his car, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

The incident occurred around 10:30 a.m. when Carlos Caicedo, 38, of Riverview saw Richard Simpson, 40, also of Riverview, driving recklessly, almost hitting a child, according to a preliminary sheriff's statement.

Caicedo took down Simpson's license tag number. Simpson saw what Caicedo was doing and followed him.  The two eventually stopped and got into an argument.

At one point, Simpson got back into his 2003 Honda Civic and struck Caicedo, deputies say.

"We heard a huge crash and I came out here and I saw a man pinned in between two cars," said Autum Lewis, a witness. "He was in a lot of pain.  He was screaming."

Caicedo was pinned between two cars, begging for help.

"The guy's head hit the windshield. It was really graphic," said Dennis Miranda, Jr.

Caicedo was airlifted to Tampa General Hospital.

Simpson is being charged with one count of attempted murder.

Action News has learned both men have criminal records. 

Caicedo was charged with Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon in 2007.  Simpson was arrested less than two months ago for domestic violence.

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