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Calgary police seek suspect in Bow Trail road rage assault

The Calgary police are on the lookout for information to identify a suspect involved in an alleged assault during a suspected road rage incident.

On Thursday, September 7, police responded to a reported incident midway between Sarcee Trail SW and Old Banff Coach Road SW.

The victim, who was driving a black 2010 Acura TL sedan was heading south on Sarcee Trail SW and turned onto Bow Trail. During the turn, the vehicle inadvertently drifted into the adjacent lane, coming close to another vehicle, suspected to be a black Toyota Highlander SUV.

According to police, the Acura driver proceeded west on Bow Trail SW. Around the midpoint between Sarcee and Old Banff Coach Road SW, a distinct vehicle, a white Chevrolet Silverado 1500, aggressively maneuvered ahead of the Acura and applied the brakes hard.

According to the police statement, the truck driver got out of their vehicle, started yelling, and proceeded to kick the victim’s vehicle.

The victim stayed inside their sedan and lowered the window to talk to the man. The man then allegedly began assaulting the victim, punching them in the face and head, causing the victim to lose consciousness, police said.

While the victim was unconscious, the attacker attempted to remove them with force from the vehicle and continued the assault, police said. Two bystanders stepped in, pulling the attacker away from the victim and immediately contacted 911.

He ran away from the scene before the police arrived.

The attacker is described as being between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall, with a medium, athletic build, blond hair, and blue eyes. Authorities have shared a composite sketch of the suspect and suspect a possible family link to the SUV’s driver.