Cops: Enraged motorist swerves into bicyclists, injures one
A cyclist was struck while riding his bicycle Saturday morning, and both the victim and law enforcement officials say it was no accident.
A 41-year-old Kamas man was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault after witnesses reported seeing him swerve at groups of eastbound bikers who were training on Mirror Lake Highway.
“Several witnesses reported this guy in a 1999 Nissan Frontier kept swerving at the cyclists,” said Utah Highway Patrol spokesman Trooper Cameron Roden. “He swerved at one cyclist, and the cyclist grabbed his mirror, so he swerved at him again. Luckily the cyclist jumped off his bike because he ran the bike over.”
There is often a bit of shit talking after stories like this about things like “street justice” or what have you… But this time it looks like that’s about what happened.
And good thing too. Son of a bitch pulled over and then tried to leave.
The driver then finally stopped and got out of the truck, Dunleavy said, adding that one of his fellow riders grabbed the man by the hair and hit him a couple times. Other motorists who witnessed the event began calling police.
As the man tried to re-enter his truck, Dunleavy wrote that he and his friend grabbed the man and threw him against the truck to prevent him from leaving. A second group of cyclists stopped and said the truck had almost hit them as well.
I’m just glad no one was killed.by