Motorcyclist smacks driver with helmet in Commercial Drive assault (VIDEO)

Aug 10 2018, 6:35 pm

An apparent act of assault on Commercial Drive in East Vancouver was captured by a drive-by witness’ dashcam early Thursday evening.

The incident occurred near the intersection of Parker Street and Commercial Street at approximately 6 pm when two motorcyclists were trailing a vehicle travelling in the southbound direction.

Dashcam footage shows the driver of the vehicle preventing the motorcyclists from getting ahead of him. The driver then proceeded to abruptly turn into the curb lane to park his car, and both motorcyclists followed suit.

One of the motorcyclists got off his bike and approached the driver, who also exited his vehicle. The motorcyclist then took off his helmet and used it to smack the driver hard in the head.

Both the motorcyclist and the driver then walked away from the roadway and onto the sidewalk.

Several other witnesses were also present at the time of the assault, including the witness with the dashcam footage (while the dashcam footage has a time stamp of 3 pm, the witness told Daily Hive the time on the device was not properly set).

Daily Hive has reached out to the Vancouver Police Department for comment.

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