VANCOUVER – A video of an apparent road rage incident in Vancouver is gaining traction online.
The incident took place on Feb. 12, around 2 p.m. on Terminal Avenue, a few blocks from Science World.
The video was uploaded to YouTube on Feb. 21 and shows a driver getting out of his car and then punching the driver of the car ahead of him. It is unclear what happened to cause the driver to become angry, as the video starts when the cars are coming to a stop at a red light.
Norm Riding, who was in the Sundawn van and on his way to work, said he stepped in “like anybody else should do.”
“[I] tried to diffuse the situation and get some accountability nowadays, that’s kind of lacking in our society,” he said. “In my opinion.”
“It was definitely an egregious, out-of-line character.”
Riding said, from what he saw, the occupants of the two cars had thrown something at each other before coming to a stop.
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The person who shot the video ends his post with “instant karma in less than 3 minutes” because the attacker is taken into custody shortly after the incident occurs. The Vancouver Police were on the other side of the street, on an unrelated matter, and were called over by a passenger in the first car.
Vancouver Police say the attacker is a 26-year-old man, who was arrested and later released. Charges of assault are pending.
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