Easter Brawl: Videos Shows Men Throw Punches on Hwy. 101

A stretch of Highway 101 in the South Bay turned into a boxing ring Easter Sunday as two men traded blows with each other during a fist fight on the gridlocked thoroughfare.

A 14-second clip posted on Reddit shows the two men grappling with each other, unleashing punches while cars nearby either stop or creep along slowly. At one point during the brawl, one man fell to the pavement and was kicked at least twice by the other man.

Mallery Petty, the woman who shot the video, said the fight broke out around 6 p.m. near the Bailey Avenue exit in Morgan Hill.

Before the melee erupted, Petty said she remembered seeing a car behind her swerving in and out of traffic. As traffic slowed, the driver of that car abruptly stopped and put their vehicle in park, Petty said.

A driver in front of the vehicle that stopped saw what has happening and hopped out of his car, Petty said. The two men proceeded to square off in a fight that Petty estimated lasted about 60 seconds.

After being honked at by drivers stuck along the congested highway, the men jumped back in their cars and drove away, according to Petty.

What triggered the two men to throw punches in the first place remains unclear.

NBC Bay Area has reached out to the California Highway Patrol for more information.

NBC Bay Area’s Marianne Favro is following up on this story and will have more in the NBC Bay Area News at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

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