Today’s outrage: Teen driver intentionally runs down boy on a bike

Unlike my recent regrettable episode of repeating hearsay as fact, I’ll just let the news story speak for itself in this case from Sacramento, California.

Upset over tossed water bottle, teen girl accused of purposely mowing down boy on bike

Witnesses told police that around 2 p.m. Sunday, the 13-year-old threw the bottle at the teen’s vehicle in Sacramento’s Arden Arcade area. That’s when the driver flipped a U-turn and gunned it for the boy.

Witnesses reported hearing the driver rev the engine and speed up before running over the boy on a neighbor’s lawn, crushing the bike and pinning the boy under the engine compartment between the front two tires.

Read the full story in the Chronicle: Upset over tossed water bottle, teen girl accused of purposely mowing down boy on bike.

And Happy Bike Month!

4 Comments

  • Dave
    May 1, 2014 - 2:49 pm | Permalink

    Remember cyclists, they’re not people, they’re drivers–a highly territorial top of the food chain predator species with no natural enemies.

  • May 2, 2014 - 8:50 am | Permalink

    Given their recent commercials, I’m surprised the perp wasn’t driving a Nissan Rogue…

  • Jack
    May 2, 2014 - 9:53 am | Permalink

    That’s freakin’ crazy: “Firefighters rushed to the scene and jacked up the car to free the boy… taken to UC Davis Medical Center with some bruising and visible tire marks, authorities said.”

    How can such a driver be so full of road rage at this young age?

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