40 injured as car hits cyclists

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Found 1st Mar 2011
Now what's going through every drivers mind at this point......?

A motorist has sped through a pack of more than 100 cycling activists in southern Brazil, sending bikes and screaming riders flying through the air and landing on the asphalt in a scene captured on amateur video and posted online.

At least 40 cyclists were injured, with most suffering cuts and broken bones, but nobody was killed, authorities said.

Police said the suspect, who was not named, fled the scene on Friday evening in Porto Alegre. He was brought in for questioning on Monday after authorities found his abandoned car at 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. But the lead investigator in the case called that version of events "fanciful".

Inspector Gilberto Montenegro told Globo TV network's G1 website that the man could face charges of attempted murder. Under Brazilian law, prosecutors can decide whether to bring charges only after police close their investigation, which may take 30 days. The man is currently free.

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 said. "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 urged bystanders to call police and ambulances as they began giving first aid to the victims.

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Just seen this, pretty sick video, amazed no-one was killed

What an idiot, hopefully attempted murder charge to follow.

Original Poster

Video's here for blood thirsty drivers!
Edited by: "kingy58" 1st Mar 2011

glad they caught him!

Hands up if you've ever been tempted to do the same..!!!

shauneco

Hands up if you've ever been tempted to do the same..!!!



Oooo, me! It's ok though, they can claim for a new bike on their insurance that they pay just like us car drivers. Though, to be fair, they have paid their road tax and so do deserve to be the road built for the car.

shauneco

Hands up if you've ever been tempted to do the same..!!!



Never.

I wonder what gets into people that they feel they have to act in this way. Presumably the driver just snapped for some reason.

moose109

Oooo, me! It's ok though, they can claim for a new bike on their … Oooo, me! It's ok though, they can claim for a new bike on their insurance that they pay just like us car drivers. Though, to be fair, they have paid their road tax and so do deserve to be the road built for the car.



A lot of city centres have roads that pre-date the car.

Jeremey Clarkson?

kingy58

Video's here for blood thirsty drivers!



really surprised no one was killed. that guy zoomed through the crowd! oO

Banned

what a dick

damn!...was that a Golf R32? niiice lol

srs though pretty messed up to be doing that to people

WOW oO

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youtube.com/wat…K30

full video. **** lol at top comment
Edited by: "bykergrove" 1st Mar 2011

Crazy. This site has led me to so many crazy things but that one is bad. Before this site I thought blue waffle was a savoury pancake based dish!!!

bykergrove

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XL3g4vPK30full video. **** lol at top … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XL3g4vPK30full video. **** lol at top comment



lololol

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Does the guy have an erection then?

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master_chief

Does the guy have an erection then?



yes, a raging one.
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