How many points do you get

for hitting a cyclist?

Mekeda Cato was riding her bicycle on the sidewalk in the 700 block of South Atlantic Avenue when a car jumped the curb and hit her . . .
He admitted to hitting the bicycle rider on purpose, according to the report, saying that after seeing the rider “I turned my car to take him out.”

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  1. fred_dot_u
    fred_dot_u says:

    This is my regular traveling area and I’ve ridden that section of road literally hundreds of times. The unfortunate target here was not a person on a bicycle, but a person of color, according to the news reports. The driver of the motor vehicle had a relationship which recently ended poorly and his anger was clearly mis-directed.

    When I first heard the reports, it was a drunk driver who then crashed (rolled?) the vehicle, but later reports added in the anger factor. It is likely that the person struck could have easily been on foot and become a target and it would appear that the bicycle was not a consideration in the “road rage.”

    The driver has been charged, according to report, with a hate crime and various forms of assault. The young woman was clearly emotionally distraught as well as having suffered a broken leg requiring surgery involving a metal rod.

    I won’t be fearful to ride on S. Atlantic in the future, with the criminal driver behind bars with $60,000 bond!

    There’s crazy people out there…

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