Charges pending in apparent road rage incident

YUMA, Ariz. – A case of road rage over the weekend in Yuma was caught on camera.

The startling video is hard to watch; an angry elderly man threw a punch at a motorcyclist and then shoved the female passenger at a busy intersection Saturday afternoon.

“Call the cops right now. Help! Anyone?” the man driving the motorcycle yelled out.

The apparent road rage incident began when the motorcycle cut of the man’s car on Pacific Avenue headed toward 24th street. The woman on the bike describes the moment in a cell phone video.

“As we were coming up the hill, we decided just to cut him off.”

A go pro on the biker’s helmet captured what happened next as a very angry driver jumped out of his car. The motorcyclist quickly pinned his attacker down on the road while they waited on police to arrive.

“I did nothing to you!”the biker exclaimed on camera.

“Yeah! You just broke the law,” the aggressor responded.

In Arizona, improper lane changing is considered aggressive driving, but the violence in the video is no answer. Officials urge victims of aggressive driving to avoid eye contact with the person, get out of his or her way and call police.

The altercation ended with the aggressor being taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.

The case is under investigation, and police officials say charges are still pending as they await lab results.

About The Author

Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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