Redhill came to a stand still in both directions to view this evenings wrestling match. Let me stress that there was in fact no "raping" in the making of this video, despite what you might hear. P.s. Thank you for ignoring the GIANT watermark because my cheap ass won't pay for a video editor.UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE!!! READ FIRST!Since Facebook won't let me disable comments and as much as I don't feel like doing this, I feel it must be said.The summary version story behind the video: Intoxicated guy (one on the bottom) crashes vehicle. Guy trying to help (one on the top) pulls over to see if he's okay. Intoxicated guy bolts into traffic trying to flee scene by getting in passing vehicles. Guy trying to help reacts quickly (feel the need to add very bravely but also recklessly) and tackles the intoxicated male to prevent him from being struck by oncoming traffic and prevent possible collision as a result of avoiding the intoxicated guy.There seems to be two opinions about this video. Side 1. thinks traffic should of continued on as normal as if there weren't 3 human beings in the middle of the road. Some going as far as just hitting them because murder is apparently funny. Side 2. thinks every person on the Red Hill should've all exited their vehicles and as a group effort we could've solved world problems that day.Side 1. Traffic was blocked for no more than 3 minutes. I realize this creates a delay in your life but the result meant a human being (possibly a lot more than one) didn't die. Imagine your loved one in one of the vehicles passing by, swerving to avoid this man and possibly being serious injured or killed. If only they would've just stopped, waited the few minutes for them to get out of traffic and continue on their way, resulting in everyone being alive and safe. Side 1 woosah or somethin, yall need to chill.Side 2. You're forgetting a huge part about this video – no one at the time besides the guy trying to help knew this guy was intoxicated. As myself and others approached the scene I could see arms being swung and a wrestling match ensued. First instinct tells me these 2 guys are fighting, must be some serious road rage. If you get out of your vehicle on a public highway to break up a fight you should know you're only adding to the body count if one of the crazies from Side 1 decide dinner can't wait another second. All I'm saying is you weren't there, and things aren't always as clear as they seem.Before anyone continues to rage in the comments just understand that everyone did what they thought was best that day. The guy who was just trying to help probably saved the other guy and possibly a lot more peoples lives. It was reckless yes, but he put others above himself and no one should be criticizing him for it. Ask yourself when the last time you risked your life for a complete stranger was. The people blocking traffic (as annoying as we may be) prevented any of the people in the road from being hit by the guy that just can't wait to get home.This post wasn't meant to piss anyone off. Hopefully it opened your minds and in the future we all can be better human beings.
Posted by Jordan Galway on Wednesday, April 26, 2017
A suspected drunk driver who fled his vehicle after crashing into a Red Hill Valley Parkway guardrail was wrestled to the ground by another driver in the middle of the highway’s traffic lanes.
Part of the encounter during last Wednesday’s rush hour was captured by another motorist’s dash cam and is being widely shared on social media.
The video begins after a concerned citizen got out of his own car and chased after the man who had just crashed his SUV. The video shows the two wrestling in the highway’s middle lane while traffic grinds to a stop around them. He was trying to hold the suspected impaired driver until police arrived.
Hamilton police confirmed the incident to CBC.
According to police, citizens observed a vehicle driving in a dangerous manner before it collided into a guardrail.
Police also confirmed that a citizen detained a man until their arrival.
A 27-year-old faces charges of failing to remain, driving while disqualified, dangerous driving, and breach of probation.
In the Facebook comments where the video was posted, a man by the name of Adam Lowe revealed himself as the person to have brought the driver down.
“He ran out into traffic before the police could arrive and tried getting into other people’s cars trying to get away. That’s why I tackled him,” said Lowe in the Facebook comments.
CBC is trying to contact Lowe.
Source: CBC News