First, this moto-vlogger wants everyone to know he isn't a hero. Thanks for clearing that up, but it seems unnecessary. While the victims of this hit and run are probably grateful that the driver of this Mercedes was caught and that the rider got the license plate on camera, the police would definitely tell this guy he could have made things so much worse by chasing the guy. Not only did the motorcyclist have to run red lights and barely squeeze by other cars, the Mercedes driver also got more and more reckless as the pursuit continued.
That being said, it would be hard to ignore the impulse to not let this idiot get away when he was clearly a danger to everyone he came across.
The rider, "Dick Danger," describes the incident like this:
I was coming home from a long day at work and the gym. As I was approaching the 215 fwy I noticed a black car driving very erratic. I started to move over into the right lane and that's when he went into the WRONG lane and ALMOST hit head-on with another vehicle, side-swiping it instead and continued down 100 yards to hit 2 other vehicles. The black Mercedes sedan came to a stop while a Fire Marshall in the area called in for help. A few seconds went by and the driver of the Mercedes backed up his wrecked car and then fled the scene onto the 215 fwy going south
I made the split-decision to pursue the hit-and-run driver due to the fact that he appeared to be under the influence and might hurt or kill someone. Driver had tried to stop at different locations to hide but cannot out run me. I chased the driver all the way to the city of Moreno Valley until he gave up near the Cottonwood and Frederick intersection.
CHP was the first on the scene along with a few Moreno Valley Police Officers. Officers had detained the driver until a Colton Police Officer came and arrested the suspect.
The rider was definitely trying to do the right thing by not letting the driver get away, and we could never suggest anyone else do something that could have made matters much worse, but it did lead to some exciting footage, no apparent further injury, and a hit-and-run driver in police custody. So it kind of worked out.