A driver assaulted a cyclist after near-miss in Gastonia. I would like to encourage every cyclist to report such incidents to the police. And if you know the driver of black Chevrolet, turn him in.
This is directly from Nicole Smith in the Charlotte Observer.
CLOVER A Gastonia, N.C., man says a driver attacked him while he was riding a bike near Ridge and Love roads in Clover on Wednesday.
The 51-year-old bicyclist was riding north about 7 p.m. when someone in a black Chevy drove by extremely close, according to a York County Sheriff’s Office report. The man said he put his hands up to show dismay, which prompted the driver to slam on his brakes and get out.
The suspect began to yell and told the biker he was “tired of dealing with people like you,” and he had almost caused him to wreck, the report states.
The suspect then kicked the man in the thigh and tried to punch him, but missed. He then drove away.
Another rider who was nearby confirmed the attack, according to the report.