Video shows fight between driver and cyclist in Vancouver
On Monday (January 27), I blogged and reported on an apparent road-rage incident involving a cyclist, a driver, and a bike lane in Vancouver. Bike courier Edward Hoey told the Georgia Straight that he went to the hospital on Friday (January 24) with a sprained shoulder, cuts, and ripped pants after getting into a violent altercation with a driver on Dunsmuir Street. Police said there is "insufficient evidence" for charges against either man.
Now, a video has emerged showing the conclusion of the incident. Posted by Vancity Buzz, the YouTube clip depicts the driver parking his car in the bike lane and getting out. The driver repeatedly accuses Hoey of stealing his property (the cyclist had tossed some papers out of the car). "Give me my fucking shit back, fuck-face," he shouts.
That's when things get violent. Hoey yells at the driver to "Stop it" as he is roughly taken down. Three men rush in and break up the fight.
Watch the video for yourself:
Update (12:28 p.m.): Hoey called the Straight today (January 28) to clarify that the two-way radio seen in the video is his—and not the driver's, as some online commenters have assumed.