One of at least six motorcyclists who were driving erratically became violent and “knocked me unconscious,” a woman who was in the car told CityNews.
The incident began around 10:50 p.m. on Thursday near the Dixie Road off-ramp.
It appears the driver of the car was trying to get around a group of motorcyclists that was blocking the westbound lanes and weaving in and out of traffic.
“They were going across all lanes of traffic, slowing down, doing wheelies, performing stunts, and so on,” OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt told CityNews.
They were blocking all three lanes of traffic, said the woman, who did not want her name used.
“My boyfriend [the driver] pulled up next to them and I rolled down the window and told them to move,” she said.
“[The motorcyclist] told me to f*** off, so I did the same. Two seconds later he’s three inches away from my window – He could have brushed my hair that’s how close he was – going 100 kilometres an hour on a motorcycle. He takes his fist and smashes my right window off. I told my boyfriend to get off at Dixie Road because I was freaking out,” she said.
All of the vehicles exited at Dixie, police confirmed.
The motorcyclists then “swarmed” the car, the woman said. She says she got out in an attempt to stop them. When she grabbed one motorcyclist, “He turned around and knocked me unconscious on the off-ramp.
“My boyfriend tried to pull to the other side of the road but they chased him again. They wouldn’t stop. They had no licence plates and all black clothes,” she said.
The OPP said the driver fled but was unable to make a turn.
“He mounted a concrete wall, came to rest in a loading bay, where the vehicle rolled over and was consumed by fire,” Schmidt said.
Witnesses helped the man from his car on Aerowood Drive, and Mississauga firefighters quickly knocked down the fire.
The man and the woman had minor injuries.
The driver is now facing charges, Schmidt said, including dangerous driving and breach of probation.
The motorcyclists have not been found.
The OPP is asking any witnesses to come forward.
Source: 680 NEWS