This is the horrific moment a case of road rage ended in violence after a motorist drove into a biker, sending him crashing to the curb.
The incident was caught via mobile phone and shows the brutal hit and run that occurred on Beneva Road in Sarasota, Florida.
In it you can clearly see a grey Mazda 3 hatchback driving alongside a motorcyclist when the driver decides to change lanes.
The motorcyclist can be seeing arguing with the driver before hitting the window of the Mazda.
The vehicle then swerves into the motorcyclist, making him career onto the side of the road.
Watch the shocking footage here:
Police in the area are now on the hunt for the driver of the Mazda, MailOnline reports.
As per the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office website:
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to identify a vehicle involved in an aggravated battery incident that occurred Sunday in Sarasota.
At 5:00 p.m., deputies were alerted to a possible road rage incident near the intersection of Beneva Road and Riviera Drive. One of the witnesses recorded the hit and run incident on his cell phone. The video shows the victim riding a motorcycle traveling southbound on Beneva Road behind a grey Mazda 3 hatchback.
The motorcyclist changes lanes and drives alongside the Mazda where the motorcyclist appears to be in a dispute with the other driver. The video then shows the motorcyclist hit the window of the Mazda before the driver swerves, striking the motorcyclist and causing him to crash on the side of the road. The video was released on social media by a witness Sunday evening and is now being shared by detectives in hopes that someone can identify the suspect’s vehicle.
The Mazda appears to be grey in color, with a large white decal on the back window. Anyone with information related to this incident, vehicle or possible driver is asked to contact the Criminal Investigations Section at 941.861.4317.
One commenter fumed:
I live on Beneva road and we’ve had 2 cars in our front yard in last 2 months. People don’t care how they drive anymore. The first car was a guy in his Mom’s car shooting up while driving. The second was a true medical issue.
I’m just confused with all of the technology available why they are not able to pause the video and zoom in and get a license plate number or identify the extremely large decals on the back of the car.
A third reasoned:
Both possibly in the wrong but with the contents in the video and the info on hand the hatchback driver is completely at fault. The solution to whatever quarrel the hatchback driver had with the biker should’ve never been violent. Running him off the road and nearly killing him… For what?
Looks like the jury’s truly still out on this one. What do you make of this debacle? Who’s to blame here?
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