UPDATE: a news release came across our desks just a moment ago: the driver is a police officer! (albeit, an officer on leave). “On Wednesday, May 9, 2007, an offâˆ’duty Toronto Police Service officer was charged with Assault Causing Bodily Harm. Constable Darius Tierman, 44, with 21 years’ service, has been on leave since October 2004….On Wednesday, May 9, 2007, at 11:16 a.m., the driver turned himself in to police at 52 Division. Constable Darius Tierman was scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall, on Wednesday, May 9, 2007, at 2 p.m.”
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Remember when photoblogger Adam Krawesky caught a fight between a driver and cyclist in Kenington last year? Well, students doing an assignment about CCTV cameras filmed a fight between and driver and cyclist today. CP24 picked up the story. Also see the unedited video.
The Grade 12 students caught a road rage incident between a driver and a cyclist on tape, and could play a key rule in the meting out of justice after turning their evidence over to police.
The kids’ mini-cam was pointed at the scene near Queen and Bay when the driver on four wheels got into a dispute with a cyclist on two. As the students watched in disbelief, they saw the motorist get out of his still idling car, approach the cyclist and punch him boldly in the face. He pushed the stunned bike owner onto the sidewalk where the assault appeared to continue for several more moments.
Apparently the driver was enraged that the cyclist, who lost a tooth in the attack, had stopped at a yellow light and blocked him from going through.