Newly-released dashcam video shows a disturbing road rage incident on the Trans-Canada Highway that resulted in the vehicles crashing in Saanich.
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Disturbing dashcam video recently posted online reveals a shocking case of road rage that resulted in a crash on the Trans Canada Highway near Victoria.
“It’s clearly a road rage incident based on the video and witness statements,” says Sgt. Jereme Leslie of the Saanich police. “It’s very high-risk behaviour and obviously there are consequences to high-risk behaviour.”
The video, which was shot on May 31, 2017, was posted to YouTube on Friday by the driver of an Audi. He claims the driver of the other car, a small silver sedan, refused to move out of the passing lane on the TCH near Thetis Lake in View Royal. When he sped up behind him, the silver sedan hit his brakes and the Audi driver says he was forced to swerve around him and pass on the inside shoulder at highway speeds.
After the vehicles pass the McKenzie interchange construction site, the video shows the silver sedan cross two lanes of traffic to cut off the Audi, which resulted in the vehicles crashing.
The video then captures both of the drivers getting out of their vehicles and yelling at each other. Fortunately, police said no one was seriously hurt.
Saanich police launched a full investigation, which included taking the unedited dashcam video into evidence and interviewing witnesses. Police say the incident is incredibly disturbing.
The driver of the silver sedan was ticked for an unsafe lane change. No criminal charges were laid and the Audi driver did not receive a ticket.
Police say the public should never take matters into their own hands. If you’re the victim of road rage or witness a road rage incident in progress, you should call 911.