Remember when, nearly two years ago, a motorist and a cyclist were involved in a particularly newsworthy physical altercation which involved cup throwing, car-keying and bike stomping?
At about 9:45 a.m. this morning, another shocking confrontation between a motorist and a cyclist took place at the intersection of College and McCaul Streets. During their heated dispute, the cyclist stabbed the motorist two to three times in the neck with a screwdriver. The cyclist, described as a male in his late 20s or 30s, fled the scene before police arrived and the motorist was taken to St. Michael’s Hospital where his injuries were declared non-life threatening. One witness speaking to the Post theorized that the cyclist may have been a homeless man from a nearby shelter.
While many details of the altercation have not yet been released, we fear that this attack will further strain the already-tense biker-motorist relationship in Toronto. We’ll keep you posted as developments continue.
Photo by SirCharlie in the Torontoist Flickr Pool.