The Turlock Police Department is investigating a suspected case of road rage, but are awaiting video surveillance to determine who was the instigator.
The incident began around 1 p.m. Sunday in the 2400 block of Maryann Drive when one male driver got upset with another male driver because he had stopped his vehicle in the roadway to talk to a friend, said Turlock Police spokesman Sgt. Michael Parmley.
The dispute turned into a physical altercation, but then seemingly ended when one of the men drove away.
However, the second driver followed after the first and at some point his vehicle collided with the back of the first man's vehicle in the area of Walnut Road and Maryann Drive, Parmley said.
The men each gave conflicting statements to the police officers. The first man said his car was intentionally rammed by the other man. The second man told officers he followed the other driver to get his license plate and that the man stopped and then intentionally pulled into his path and he didn't have time to stop before hitting the vehicle.
"Due to a lack of witnesses and conflicting stories, officers will be looking for video from nearby businesses before the investigation is concluded and fault is determined," Parmley said.
Both vehicles sustained significant damage and had to be towed from the scene.
No arrests were made at the time.