Backhoe operator accused of road rage rampage

(QMI Agency files)

(QMI Agency files)

ALAN S. HALE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:32 PM ET

KENORA, ONT. - Beware the man with a bad case of road rage and a hydraulic back-hoe at his disposal.

At about 7 p.m. Thursday night, several cars were damaged — including a police cruiser — when a Kenora man allegedly lashed out at his fellow motorists with the bucket of a mini-excavator he was driving.

According to a witness, the driver, who has not bet been identified pending charges, was holding up traffic and began swinging the bucket at the drivers lined up behind him after one woman got out of her van to yell at him.

“She slipped and fell, and she was lucky she did because because he swung the bucket toward her,” said Sovannaroth Yik, one of the drivers behind the excavator.

“She jumped into her van and drove past him and he started going after the van beside me. I couldn’t back up because there was bunch of vehicles behind me and I couldn’t turn around so I try going forward.


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