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Vancouver Motorcycle Crash Lawyers Report on Road Rage Case

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
Personal Injury Lawyer at McComb Witten Marcoux

Posted on Sep 11, 2013

Our Vancouver motorcycle accident lawyers recently learned about a crash between an SUV and a motorcycle. Police are blaming road rage for the nearly fatal accident.

It happened on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Ogden Point, on Dallas Road. According to local authorities, a 55-year-old Sidney man driving an SUV smashed into a motorcycle from behind. The wreck caused life-threatening injuries to the biker, a 55-year-old man from Central Saanich.

Detectives believe that the two men had been fighting on the road while driving into town.

Meanwhile, the Canadian Press is reporting on a similar, disturbing case in Surrey. Local RCMP report that they have arrested a man on multiple charges, including assault and theft. The man stands accused of carjacking, causing a rollover accident, and fighting with eight firefighters from Surrey.

The series of incidents began on Friday, August 1, 2013, at around 2:00 p.m. on Fraser Highway, when a Mini Cooper sports car crashed on the side of the road—a routine accident. A Honda Accord coming from behind tried to get out of the way, but ended up crashing as well.

After this "one-two" accident, a fight of some sort ensued. The Accord's driver assaulted the Mini Cooper’s driver and then stole the sports car, driving off at a high rate of speed. Sergeant Drew Grainger, of Surry RCMP, reported that the Accord itself had been stolen from the lower mainland.

The carjacker then got into another accident in the Mini Cooper—the rollover—at 176th Street and 80th Avenue, and subsequently got into a confrontation with local firefighters.

Our Vancouver motorcycle crash lawyers are relieved that these accidents did not lead to fatalities and offer wishes for a speedy recovery to the victims.

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