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PD: Man directing traffic in N Phoenix crash is intentionally hit by driver

Posted: 5:17 PM, Feb 08, 2017
Updated: 2017-02-09 19:38:56Z

A man in north Phoenix was intentionally hit by a driver while he was directing traffic around a motorcycle crash.

Court records show that on February 1 a man was assisting a downed motorcyclist by directing traffic around him when he was intentionally hit by a man in a car.

Police report that just after 5 p.m. a motorcyclist went down on Happy Valley Road just east of Interstate 17. A man saw the accident and rendered aid by directing traffic around the crash to protect the motorcyclist from further harm.

Police say 46-year-old Jason Robert Danczewski drove over the gore point and into the curb lane right at the man directing traffic. Witnesses told police that Danczewski edged toward the man until he struck him just above the knee until the man punched the hood of the Dodge Challenger Danczewski was driving.

Danczewski then reportedly parked his car and came after the victim while the victim was on the phone with police, but eventually backed off. 

Danczewski later told police that the victim was 'illegally blocking my movement of travel."

Danczewski was arrested and charged with aggravated assault.