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The Car on the Right Won't Let the Car on the Left Merge. Seconds Later, All Hell Breaks Loose.

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"... rarely do both guys get out of the vehicle and throw down in the middle of the street."

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Detectives are looking into a dramatic fistfight between two drivers caught on cellphone video on a Los Angeles street.

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The now-viral clip of Monday morning's incident — which took place on Highland Avenue next to Hollywood High School, the Los Angeles Times reported — appeared to erupt over a lane dispute.

The driver on the right, in a Toyota Corolla with a Nevada plate, was seen punching at the passenger window of a Toyota Avalon on the left.

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After more stopping and starting, with neither driver willing to give up the lane, both drivers exited their vehicles and approached each other in the middle of the street.

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The Corolla driver — dressed in a blue button-down shirt, tie and slacks — began punching the other driver dressed in a T-shirt and shorts, quickly knocking him down. His head barely missed the wheels of a passing van driving in the opposite direction.

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The Corolla driver rained down more punches the other driver, who began crawling away.

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After the Corolla driver turned and walked back to his car —

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— a bystander was seen attempting to grab him before he sped away.

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The witness who recorded the video told KTLA-TV a traffic officer nearby appeared to be writing down the vehicles' license plate numbers.

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“It’s typical to see somebody yell or honk, but rarely do both guys get out of the vehicle and throw down in the middle of the street,” the witness told KTLA. “For some people, it’s getting so old — the traffic in this town — that’s it’s flying into a whole other level.”

Officer Liliana Preciado told TheBlaze that detectives from the traffic division are looking at the video to gather information, but no formal complaints from either driver have been filed.

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