CASE LAW - Pacheco v Degife

BC Courts Coat of ArmsThis minor collision turned alcohol fuelled road rage incident occurred on May 31, 2008 on Beach Avenue in Vancouver. Enrique Pacheco had stopped his car in the middle of Beach Avenue. A car driven by Tesfay Degife approached from the rear, sounded the horn and drove around the stopped vehicle. 

Pacheco chased down the Degife vehicle and bumped into it. An altercation ensued during which Mr. Pacheco was struck on the back of the head with a baseball bat. 

Mr. Pacheco was awarded damages for injury suffered but had them reduced by 75% for provoking the attack.