August 2006 – VICTIMS FILE SUIT OVER ROAD RAGE INCIDENT ON INTERSTATE
Greg McAnally has filed suit in the Circuit Court of Marion County, Tennessee against Alex Aberlardo Sarmiento Fider and his wife, Mercedes Fider regarding a “ROAD RAGE” incident. On Sunday, August 20, 2006, Greg McAnally was taking his son and a friend of his son to the Monteagle Flea Market when the incident occurred.
Clifton Miller While traveling on Interstate 24 on Monteagle Mountain, McAnally tried to pass a Dodge Caravan on the interstate but the vehicle would not let him pass. When McAnally finally did get around the van, McAnally said that the driver, Mercedes Fider, ran up on his bumper. As McAnally attempted to exit the interstate at the Monteagle exit, the two young boys started screaming about a man with a gun in the Dodge Caravan behind the McAnally vehicle. McAnally looked and saw the Fider vehicle in his rear view mirror and then hear three gun shots. Mr. McAnally’s son screamed “they’re shooting at us”.
The McAnally family live in Tullahoma, Coffee County, Tennessee. They are represented by Clifton N. Miller with the law firm of Henry, McCord, Bean, Miller, Gabriel, Carter & LaBar, P.L.L.C. in Tullahoma, Tennessee.
Alex Fider, who fired the gun into the McAnally vehicle, is a doctor at the VA Hospital in Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee. Mr. Fider is married to Mercedes Fider who was operating the vehicle at the time of this incident.
Alex Fider has been indicted by the grand jury in Marion County, TN and charged with three counts of attempted second degree murder, three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count of vandalism. Mercedes Fider was also indicted and charged with one count of facilitation of a felony, one count of accessory after the fact, one count of wreckless driving and one count of filing a false report with police officers.
McAnally has filed suit in the Circuit Court of Marion County, Tennessee seeking compensatory in the amount of $200,000.00 and punitive damages in the amount of $2,000,000.00 from Alex Fider and his wife, Mercedes Fider, related to this incident of road rage.
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