A woman is facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon due to her involvement in a road rage incident that resulted in two drivers being hospitalized with serious injuries.
According to both accident reports and police statements, the Coral Springs Police Department received emergency calls on August 5th reporting a violent road rage episode that led to a major collision causing severe injuries.
Upon arriving at the accident scene near the intersection of Coral Springs Drive and Lakeview Drive, officers found multiple heavily damaged vehicles and witnesses offering aid to the injured individuals.
As per accounts from eyewitnesses and official records, the conflict began when two vehicles, one operated by a woman subsequently arrested and identified as Onesiha Beckford, aged 24, from North Lauderdale, engaged in a high-speed road rage dispute.
According to the driver of one of the involved cars, who was recognized as a victim in the case, the incident commenced after he had finished a food delivery in the vicinity of the 800 block of Ramblewood Drive. At that point, Beckford’s vehicle began tailgating him aggressively, honking its horn, and recklessly driving very close to his rear.
Due to concerns for his safety, the victim decided to drive towards the Coral Springs Police Station. However, Beckford persisted in following him as he headed north on Coral Springs Drive and crossed Lakeview Drive.
Witnesses informed law enforcement that the situation came to a conclusion when Beckford intentionally rear-ended the victim’s vehicle three times. The third collision forced the victim to make a desperate maneuver to avoid Beckford, resulting in a collision with an unrelated red Honda SUV. This collision caused the SUV to lose control and collide with a tree.
The driver of the red Honda sustained serious injuries from the crash and was taken to Broward Health North for medical treatment.
Based on the police report, as evidenced by her subsequent mug shot, Beckford also suffered injuries during the incident, including a laceration to her left eye.
Beckford was swiftly taken to Broward Health Coral Springs for medical treatment. Following medical clearance, she was transported to Broward County Main Jail. Subsequently, she was released after posting a $20,000 bond.