A video shows Jung being pushed back repeatedly by a driver in a Hyundai Elantra GT.
It was a brazen incident caught on camera, but there has been some justice for a Gatineau, Quebec cyclist who was the victim recently of a very angry driver.
As reported by CBC, cyclist Victor Jung was on the wrong end of a road rage incident on the afternoon of January 11, on Bronson Avenue near Slater Street. A video shows Jung being pushed back repeatedly by a driver in a Hyundai Elantra GT. Jung holds his bike up against himself as some sort of shield, but when a human is up against thousands of pounds of metal, the human is invevitably going to end up losing.
Police showed up, Jung eventually ended up pressing charges, and the 47-year-old driver was charged with assault, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, and mischief under $5,000. Jung tells the CBC he also hopes the driver will compensate him for his bike, which Jung says was damaged in the incident.
"I got a new back wheel since, money out of my own pocket for the time being. And I'm back on the road, on my bike. I'm happy about that, but it definitely has been nerve-racking," Jung told the CBC.
The video doesn't actually show what started the argument - police tell the CBC there was initially some sort of verbal confrontation - but regardless of how things began, it's difficult to in any way justify a driver doing what this one did. There was nothing accidental about what happened, and the video, which lasts nearly 40 seconds, shows the car repeatedly moving forward.
Keep things civil out there, folks, and try not to lose your head. Things could have ended up a lot worse in this incident.