Crazy Driver Hits Bicycling demonstrators: Riders flying through the air (VIDEO)
Crazy motorist sped his car through a pack of more than 100 cycling activists In Brazil, at the speed of a car of a convoy of bikers. He could be charged with attempted murder.The incident occurred on Friday, February 25, in Porto Alegre in southern Brazil.
The car flew through a convoy of more than 100 cyclists, knocking a few dozen people. Bikes and screaming riders flying through the air and landing hard on the asphalt in a scene captured on amateur video. 40 participants were hospitalized with various injuries, but nobody was killed, authorities said. Police said the suspect, whose name they did not release, fled the scene of the incident Friday evening in Porto Alegre. He was brought in for questioning Monday after authorities found his abandoned car over the weekend.
The man claimed riders surrounded his vehicle and began beating on it, causing him to panic and fear for his life, police said.
Cyclists in the Critical Mass ride told the Folha de S. Paulo newspaper that no riders were threatening the motorist.
“He drove behind us for two blocks, and people were trying to stay calm. Then in the third block he … floored it on top of everyone,” Marcelo Guidoux Kalil told Folha. “It was a scene of war, with twisted bicycles and people bleeding on the ground.”
In the video, thuds and sharp sounds of metal on metal are heard as the car accelerates directly through the pack of cyclists.
Scores of riders and eyewitnesses screamed and asked bystanders to call police and ambulances as they began administering first aid to the victims.