Police investigating racist road rage incident in Esquimalt

Police investigating racist road rage incident in Esquimalt

Victoria police are looking for witnesses after a mother and daughter were targeted in an incident of hate-motivated road rage in Esquimalt.

Officers received a report Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. that a woman and her daughter were cycling near Craigflower Road and Arcadia Street when a driver tried to force them off the road.

The victims reported they had a brief confrontation with a man driving a black sports car at the intersection. They said he then drove away from them on Craigflower Road before circling back and swerving toward them in the bike lane.

While he did it, he yelled “hateful and racist slurs” at the mother and daughter, according to police.

They were uninjured in the encounter.

Police describe the man as 20 years old, white, with blond hair and wearing a baseball cap.

His vehicle is described as a black sports car, possibly an Acura, with red seats.

Police say they’re investigating the encounter as a hate-motivated incident and are asking any witnesses to contact them at  250-995-7654 extension 1 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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