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An incident of road rage that saw a mother and daughter targeted by a motorist in Esquimalt is being investigated as potentially hate-motivated.

VicPD say they were notified about the incident at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday. According to a report, a woman and her daughter were cycling in the area of Craigflower Road and Arcadia Street in Esquimalt when a driver attempted to force them off the road.

Officers learned from the victims that they had a brief verbal confrontation with a man driving a black sports car at the intersection.

The victims said the man proceeded in the opposite direction of the cyclists on Craigflower Road, but then circled back, approached the cyclists in the bicycle lane, and swerved toward them.

He also allegedly yelled hateful and racist slurs at the mother and daughter during the incident. Neither victim was physically injured in the incident.

The driver of the vehicle is described as a white male, approximately 20 years old, with blonde hair. He was wearing a baseball hat at the time of the incident.

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

VicPD say they are still investigating and are seeking witnesses to the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call VicPD at (250) 995-7654 extension 1.

Anonymous reports can be made through Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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