Travis Abbott was hit with a steel bar during a road-rage incident in Spalding County.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Man in intensive care after being hit with steel bar during road-rage fight

A man is in intensive care after he was hit in the head with a steel bar during a road-rage incident Sunday in Spalding County, Channel 2 Action News reported. 

Travis Abbott, his wife Cora, their three children and Cora’s mother were traveling south on U.S. 41 to see their new home in Zebulon when a driver in a silver Honda Civic nearly ran them off the road near Atlanta Motor Speedway, according to Channel 2. 

Cora Abbott said her husband caught up to the driver and said, “Man, what are you doing? I got my kids in the car.”


That’s when the driver followed the family for miles, demanding them to pull over, Channel 2 reported. 

They pulled into an auto parts store parking lot, where the men allegedly fought. 

Travis Abbott and his family were on the way to see their new home in Zebulon when Abbott got into a fight. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Cora Abbott told Channel 2 that the other driver pulled out a steel reinforcing bar from his car and hit her husband in the head. 

“I don't know how this man is sleeping at night,” Shay Abbott, Travis’ daughter, told Channel 2. “It takes a real monster to hit somebody with something that heavy.”

The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office described the man as 6 feet and in his mid-30s. He was last seen driving a silver Honda Civic with an Alabama plate with a flag on it. 

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