VicPD officers are seeking witnesses, dashcam footage and door camera footage after a road rage incident left one Esquimalt motorist feeling terrified on Tuesday afternoon.
Just before 2:30 p.m., police received a call from the motorist who was victimized by the angry, erratic driver.
The victim told VicPD that while driving eastbound on Craigflower Road, an angry driver got behind them and the incident began at the intersection of Craigflower and Tillicum Road.
According to police, the victim reported the driver tailgating them with mere inches between their vehicles. The enraged driver was also honking ceaselessly and rudely gesturing at the victim while driving behind them.
The victim continued onto Bay Street with the angry driver still tailing them. The two vehicles crossed the bridge until they got to Bridge Street and the vehicle that was following the victim turned left once more and sped away northbound.
The victimized driver told Victoria Buzz that she was on her way to work from a 12-year-old child’s funeral and she says that the driver was upset because they were not let into the zipper lane when the victim had let the car ahead of her in.
In total, the victim was tailgated for 2.5 kilometres, according to police.
The suspect in this road rage incident is described as a Caucasian man, between 40 and 50-years-old, with a heavy build with longer hair, possibly in a ponytail.
The vehicle he was driving is described as an older model maroon Mercedes four-door SUV. Unfortunately, the suspect’s license plate was not able to be obtained in the incident.
Police say that following the incident, another driver who had seen the situation unfold, approached the victim to check on them.
VicPD traffic officers are now trying to identify the enraged driver. They ask that anyone who recognizes the description of the person or their vehicle, call the VicPD at (250) 995-7654.
To report anonymously, call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
In addition to seeking out the suspect of the incident, police are also trying to track down the motorist who checked in on the victim following the situation as well as dashcam and door camera footage.
The good samaritan motorist and people possessing footage are also being asked to contact VicPD at (250) 995-7654.