Man Gets Stabbed and Arrested After Allegedly Punching Another Motorist on I-290 in Elk Grove Village, Itasca Area


A Rolling Meadows man, Daniel Amezcua, 25, has been charged after punching another motorist, being stabbing by that motorist, and being involved in an apparent case of road rage that ended at a Mobil gas station at the border of Elk Grove Village and Itasca on Friday July 7, 2017 about 4:17 p.m.

Allegedly sometime before 4:12 p.m. Friday, Amezcua pulled next to a driver in a southbound expressway lane of I-290, north of Biesterfield Road and began yelling, police said. Amezcua then stopped his vehicle in front of the other motorist’s car, forcing the him to stop.

Amezcua allegedly exited his vehicle and punched the other male motorist in the head and face while the other male motorist stayed in his car, police said. Stopped on the expressway within Illinois State Police jurisdiction, the other male motorist then apparently defended himself, while remaining in his car, and stabbed Amezcua in the chest with a knife.

The man with the knife drove off the I-290 expressway, and Amezcua followed him to the Mobil gas station at the intersection of Devon Avenue and Arlington Heights Road, about two miles away from the initial crime scene. Elk Grove Village police officers and firefighter/paramedics, and Illinois State Police troopers responded to the Mobil gas station at the southwest corner of Arlington Heights Road and Devon Avenue. Amezcua was later transported by ambulance to Alexian Brothers Medical Center with injuries that were not initially considered to be life-threatening.

Daniel Amezcua was then charged with battery after an Illinois State Police investigation of the case, which remains under investigation. Police urge anyone with information to call 847-294-4400.

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