Sunday, October 28, 2007

Seattle PI reports road rage incident against cyclist in Fremont

Seattle PI reported:

A road-rage incident involving a bicyclist and motorist rattled the Fremont neighborhood with yelling, a near hit and the rider striking a sport utility vehicle's window, Seattle police said. ...

It started around 1 p.m. Friday as a Seattle man in his late 30s was pedaling a bicycle northbound across the Fremont Bridge, when he heard honks and cries from a man driving a maroon 2006 Nissan Murano. ...

Once on North 35th Street, the bicyclist went eastbound, trying to reach Stone Way North. But the SUV driver slowed down "several times" and tried to hit the bicyclist and run him off the road, the report says. ...

The bicyclist and motorist turned onto Stone Way North and began heading north. The rider headed into the right lane. ...

(T)he SUV driver turned and headed toward the bicyclist "as if he was going to go straight and strike" him, the report says. ...

The driver, a Seattle resident in his early 40s, swerved his SUV at a 45-degree angle through the right lane, into the shoulder and near the curb. ...

The bicyclist, who was not injured, hit the Nissan's window with his hand and yelled. ...

A witness told police the driver made a "blatant swerve" at the bicyclist. She thought the motorist was "intentionally trying to strike or intimidate" him.


Yeah, I know...Sh*t happens, take it in stride, chill, take a pill, &c, &c. I don't know why these stories get me all puffed up and growling like a cat who's found a strange cat at his feed bowl.

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