AURORA, Colo. (AP/CBS4) – Aurora police have arrested a man after witnesses said he was in a car that forced a motorcycle off the highway in a road rage incident.

Police say a passenger in the car was having a dispute with the motorcycle rider when the passenger jerked the wheel of the car, crashing into the motorcycle and forcing both vehicles to roll over on northbound Interstate 225 between Iliff and Mississippi avenues.

The scene of the crash (credit: Aurora Police Department)

The scene of the crash (credit: Aurora Police Department)

“The passenger reached up and they could clearly see him jerk the wheel right and into the motorcycle,” Sgt. William Revelle with Aurora police said. “Both vehicles left the roadway, hit the jersey barrier on the right shoulder, and started rolling.”

The motorcycle rider suffered serious injuries but is expected to recover.

“Had he not had all of his protective equipment on, this could have been a fatality,” Revelle said.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

The driver of the car, Danielle Marie Buffum,, 24, was also injured.

Police say the passenger, Michael Christopher Hall, 25, was arrested on suspicion of assault and attempted homicide. He was not injured.

Michael Christopher Hall (credit: Aurora Police Department)

Michael Christopher Hall (credit: Aurora Police Department)

It’s not clear if Buffum will face charges in the incident.

Police haven’t released the motorcyclists name.

“It is unknown at this time exactly what the dispute was about,” police said in a statement.

Speed and alcohol don’t appear to be factors in the incident.

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