Traffic backup leads to road-rage fist fight

A motorcyclist intent on passing backed-up traffic on the Pat Bay Highway via the shoulder got into a fight with a fellow driver

A motorcyclist intent on passing backed-up traffic on the Pat Bay Highway via the shoulder got into a fight with a fellow driver who took exception to the biker.

The incident occurred around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday near Sayward Road, in the wake of a separate a rear-end collision. Passing motorists advised a Saanich police officers there was a fist fight going on down the road.

It began after a commercial truck operator attempted to block two bikers’ attempts to drive down the shoulder.

One of the motorcyclists got off his bike, the truck driver exited the truck, and “the fight was on,” wrote Saanich police Sgt. Dean Jantzen in a press release.

“The rider proceeded to run head long into the truck driver with his helmet. The truck driver defended himself by striking the rider in the helmet actually breaking his visor,” Jantzen wrote.

Neither men was charged with assault, but the motorcyclist was issued a ticket for operating outside restrictions on his driver’s licence.

“All motorcycle riders are reminded that it is an offence to pass a line of traffic on the shoulder of a roadway,” Jantzen added.

kslavin@saanichnews.com

 

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