You know that moment when you’re arguing with somebody in traffic and things take a direct turn for the “deadly”? It’s better if you don’t, because some people really do tend to throw caution out the window when arguments get heated.
There are two ways you can look at this incident since, you know, there are two sides to every story. On one hand, the driver of the car deserves to answer for putting another human being’s life in danger, regardless of what triggered him to do so.
Then again, the rider is also responsible for his actions, and swinging at the car’s mirror was completely uncalled for. But of course, there’s no comparison to be made between property damage and what is basically an attack with a deadly weapon.
The scene unfolded in Sarasota, Florida, and the folks behind the recording had this to say:
“My fiancee and I were on our way down to a restaurant when I saw a man driving a beautiful motorbike. The person driving the car tried to change lanes to the left at the same time. I think he did not see the motorcycle, so he still changed lanes. The motorcyclist tried to talk to the person in the car, but the two started fighting on the way until the driver decided to crash the car into the motorcyclist. We stopped the vehicle to ensure that the motorcyclist was okay after what happened. The emergency vehicles responded quickly.”
What’s being described here must have happened before the video was taken, because all we get is a couple of angry hand gestures from the rider, followed by the incident that occurs around the 1:10m mark.