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Young girl burned with hot drink during Calgary road rage incident

Calgary police are looking for three suspects after a seven-year-old girl suffered second degree burns in a road rage incident.

On Aug. 15 at around 11:45 p.m., a man was driving home with his family eastbound along 39 Avenue NE. When the driver approached 34 Street NE another driver blew the red light and into the path of the initial driver, police said.

The man hit the brakes to avoid a crash and honked his horn at the offending vehicle.

When both vehicles were stopped at a red light at 39 Avenue and 36 Street NE, a man left the backseat of the offending car and threw a hot beverage into the driver side window. It missed the driver and hit a seven-year-old girl, causing burns to the face and shoulder, according to police.

The man got back into the vehicle and drove towards 44 Avenue NE. The girl’s father attempted to get the license plate, but was unsuccessful.

According to police, three people were in the offending vehicle during the incident.

  • The driver is described as a South Asian man in his mid-20s with a black beard;
  • The passenger is described as a South Asian man in his 60s with short, white facial hair; and
  • The offender who threw the hot beverage is described as a South Asian man in his early 20s, approximately 5’8″ tall with a solid build. He was wearing a white T-shirt and a hat.

The girl was taken to hospital for treatment for second-degree burns and has since been released, police said.

Police were able to acquire CCTV footage of the vehicle and they’re hoping for the public’s help in finding the owners.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Calgary police at 403-266-1234.