Driver allegedly bear sprayed during Burnaby road-rage incident
Burnaby RCMP is investigating a road-rage incident in which a man says he was attacked with bear repellent.
The man told police he was involved in an accident at the intersection of Lougheed Highway and Madison Avenue in Burnaby on the evening of July 14. He was stopped at the intersection when his vehicle was struck by an SUV, believed to be a gold Lincoln Navigator.
When the man pulled his vehicle to the side of the highway, the SUV pulled up beside him and a man in the passenger seat unloaded a can of bear spray into his car. The man said the driver of the SUV then repeatedly rammed his vehicle before fleeing the scene.
The SUV was described as a newer-model Lincoln Navigator, gold or beige in colour, with a distinct black bumper. The two suspects inside were white men in their 20s, wearing dark clothing.
“The suspect vehicle is quite unique in appearance so we’re hopeful that someone will have information about this vehicle that will help further our investigation,” said Burnaby RCMP spokesman Cpl. Mike Kalanj.
Anyone who witnessed this collision, or may have dashcam video of the crash, can contact Burnaby RCMP at 604-646-9999 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.