RCMP are appealing to the public for help in finding a suspect allegedly involved in a road rage incident that happened in Richmond on Sept. 10.
According to police, a 58-year-old woman was driving her grey Toyota pickup southbound along No. 2 Road at about 9:15 a.m., when she honked after another motorist driving a grey four-door sedan allegedly veered into her lane. The 58-year-old driver said she had to take evasive action to avoid a collision.
While stopped at the intersection of Steveston Hwy. and No. 3 Road, the driver of the sedan got out of her car and alleged shouted several expletives, reached into the driver’s side window and dragged the woman from her truck, physically assaulting her.
Police said several Good Samaritans jumped in to help and the victim contacted police several hours later from her home.
“We are attempting to understand this incident fully. It appears that this level of behaviour far exceeds what is acceptable or lawful. We are thankful for the decency of the Good Samaritans who chose to stop and intervene,” Cpl. Dennis Hwang said in a statement.
“It would be extremely helpful in our investigation if the Good Samaritans or any other persons with knowledge of this incident make contact with us immediately. Likewise, if drivers equipped with dash cameras could review their footage for us, we would be grateful.”
The suspect is described as a woman, around 5’5″ tall with a slim build, olive skin and medium-length black hair. She had a round face and was wearing large round sunglasses. She was wearing a light, long-sleeved sweater and blue jeans.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Richmond RCMP or Crime Stoppers.