I-90 Road rage victim: ‘I thought I was done for’

ASHTABULA, Ohio -- With his left leg bandaged and propped up with pillows, David Hargesheimer held his toddler on his lap as he told her he loved her: "I thought I might not get to see her again," the Ashtabula man said Friday morning.

He spoke exclusively with Fox 8 at his apartment, shortly after being released from the hospital.

Wednesday night Hargesheimer was driving home from work when a road rage incident turned violent.

He said he was driving east on Interstate 90, near the Geneva exit, around 10:30 Wednesday night.

"There is one section under construction, so it's one lane, and I think this car was trying to pass me, and I kept driving, and he spun out," Hargesheimer said.  "I think he thought it was my fault. I saw him speed up and he was trying to push me off the road. That's when I called 911."

Hargesheimer was on the phone with dispatchers when the suspect drove by him and fired four shots.

One of the bullets went through the driver's side door and struck him in the leg. He was taken to a Cleveland hospital.

"I thought I was done for," Hargesheimer said.

The state patrol says the case is under investigation and no arrests have been made. They are looking for a gold or tan colored Chevrolet Malibu.

Hargesheimer says he still has no feeling in his lower left leg.  He says he does not know when he will be able to return to work.

"I need to get back to work as soon as possible because I have a family to support," Hargesheimer said.

A GoFundMe page has been established to help him and his family with medical and living expenses while he is off work.

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