Shocking moment a tailgating driver illegally overtakes then deliberately clips vehicle in carpool lane causing it to crash and spin out of control on Ontario highway
- Police in Canada are hunting a driver of a Ford Focus who put others’ lives at risk
- The motorist illegally cut in front of another car in the carpool lane and braked
- That caused the other vehicle to hit the median barrier and spin out of control
- After the dangerous and seemingly deliberate maneuver the motorist sped off
- The hit-and-run victim Chris Maxwell said he was ‘very lucky’ he was not injured
- The unbelievable incident was recorded on a dashcam on Highway 410 on May 3
Police in Canada are hunting a driver who illegally cut in front of another car, then braked and caused the slower vehicle to spin out of control on an Ontario Highway before speeding off.
Dramatic dashcam footage shows a black Ford Focus tailgating a slower vehicle in the carpool lane of Highway 410 in Brampton at around 5pm on May 3.
The driver of the Focus pulls up aggressively close to the car ahead before making an illegal lane change.
Dashcam footage shows what appears to be a Ford Focus (far left) pulling up very close to the car in front on an Ontario Highway
The driver of the Focus then pulls out of the carpool lane in an illegal move and cuts back in front of the slower vehicle
The impatient motorist speeds up and cuts narrowly in front of the slower vehicle on the carpool lane.
It appears the raging driver then deliberately brakes. That causes the other car to hit the Focus’ bumper, crash into the median barrier and spin out of control.
The Focus speeds away.
Incredibly the Focus’ brake lights come on and the car behind hits it on the rear driver’s side bumper
The dangerous maneuver causes the vehicle behind to swerve and hit the median barrier
The car spins out of control and ends up facing oncoming traffic while the Focus speeds off
The driver of the third vehicle, whose dashcam recorded the shocking incident, pulls into the carpool lane and reverses to check on the hit-and-run crash victims.
They were Chris Maxwell and a colleague he was giving a lift home after work.
Maxwell told CTV News Toronto that the driver tried to run him ‘off the road by hitting me twice and then sending me spinning, turning a complete 180, facing the wrong direction at the end of the collision’.
Maxwell said that while his car is a ‘write-off,’ he and his passenger were not injured.
They were ‘very lucky’ that the traffic was light.
Ontario Provincial Police posted the dashcam video online, captioning it ‘Who would do this?’.
They are appealing for witnesses to identify the mad motorist who put others’ lives at risk.
Sargent Kerry Schmidt called the collision ‘very aggressive’ and ‘very deliberate’.
‘That driver absolutely knows what they have done,’ he said.