Cyclist in Santa Rosa, CA was nearly hit by a man in a Volvo when things escalated.
The cyclist yelled at the driver, Matthew Dewayne Hamilton, 22, of Santa Rosa, [Santa Rosa Police Sgt. Mike] Lazzarini said. Hamilton apparantly threw the car into reverse to go back and confront the man, but in the process ran him over, Lazzarini said.
More in the Press-Democrat: Man arrested, cyclist injured in Santa Rosa road-rage incident. Volvo seems to encourage exactly this kind of behavior with advertising that disguises aggression to other road users under the guise of cute.
The city of Santa Rosa passed a cyclist harassment law earlier this month, but it doesn’t take effect until August 10. The council passed the law on the same day 82 year old Santa Rosa resident Harry Edward Smith was sentenced for felony hit-and-run and assault with a deadly weapon after Smith chased a cyclist and ran him down as the cyclist fled for his life on a golf course path. Smith was sentenced essentially to house arrest at a nursing home.
H/T to Murph.