Ignoring pedestrian and later dustup earn Victoria driver pair of tickets

Incidents happen in Esquimalt while driving dad's vehicle

A Victoria man was ticketed after a pedestrian was nearly struck in a crosswalk and a car headlight of a witness was smashed.

After witnessing a driver speed through an Esquimalt Road crosswalk where a pedestrian was trying to cross at around 9 p.m. March 13, a motorist who had stopped for the pedestrian followed the car to identify the licence plate number.

The two vehicles stopped at a red light at Admirals and Colville roads. Words were exchanged and the suspect driver allegedly backed up and hit the witness’ car, police said, then sped off.

The father of the suspect driver, who was the registered owner of the vehicle, was called and confirmed his son had been driving, police said. The young man said the witness driver was aggressive as well, adding that he fled the scene because he was frightened.

Nonetheless, he was issued tickets for driving without due consideration and failing to remain at the scene of an accident.


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