From today’s blotter:
A bicyclist told police a motorist struck him with his vehicle Saturday afternoon, knocking him off his bicycle, and dragging the bike for a short time as the motorist sped off.
The alleged hit-and-run incident, which occurred in the 600 block of Alice Street, started when the motorist yelled at the bicyclist, according to a police report. When the bicyclist made an obscene hand gesture in response, the motorist put his vehicle in reverse, backed down the street and hit the bicyclist, according to the report.
The bicyclist told police he couldn’t pedal fast enough to avoid getting struck by the vehicle, the report stated.
After the motorist struck the victim, the bicyclist tried to open the car door and stop the suspect, but he couldn’t get the door open, according to the report. The driver then sped off toward Egan Street, the report stated.
The bicyclist had a minor scrape on his leg and his bicycle’s back wheel was warped, according to the report.
Police are investigating the incident as a suspected aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Does anyone know the make/model of the car, so we can look out for it? I’m pleased that the police take this seriously enough to consider it assault with a deadly weapon, because that cyclist could’ve easily been killed.
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