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Read this on the Ukrainian Village Neighborhood Watch Facebook page. 

A man in pickup truck was headed west on Grand. He suddenly pulled over & got out of the truck & walked into the street. There was a cyclist trying to get around him but the truck driver pushed the cyclist into oncoming east bound traffic. The cyclist hit an east bound car & fell to the ground. I'm not sure if the biker's helmet was pinned under the rear tire of the car. Bystanders were trying to cut the chin strap of the helmet. The man is alive & was taken away in an ambulance. I was driving behind the pickup truck when it happened & called 911 & gave info to the police. I believe the driver of the pickup was arrested. Police said it happened due to some road incident. The cyclist's head was almost run over. Absolutely unbelievable.

The cyclist was riding his bike & was trying to ride around the man who got out of his truck. The driver of the truck purposefully pushed the moving cyclist into oncoming traffic. At that time of day (4:40p), there is quite a bit of traffic. I could see the amount of cars heading eastbound. I'm sure the truck driver could have seen that too but was probably blinded by rage. He also didn't foresee the outcome of his actions. At least he stayed at the scene & didn't drive off. I'm sure he's kicking himself in the ass for reacting the way he did

Besides the disturbing image of the truck driver pushing the cyclist into traffic, while I was on the phone with 911, the operator asked me if the cyclist was still alive. I told her I didn't know but told her that his head appeared to be beneath the rear wheel of the car. I asked the people who were attending to him if he was still breathing. A woman was taking his pulse. They said he was.

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Awful! I hope the driver is prosecuted criminally.

Attempted murder?

"Don't Engage" is best when possible,  but don't apologise if you're not in the wrong. Apologising may only further justify aggression to the attacker's mind.

Dismount if you can't escape, and be ready to throw your bike if the situation goes further south.

I disagree with apologizing. If you end up in court, the apology could be misconstrued as an admission of guilt.
Could the OP, Brian, give us a direct link to this story. I've been trying to find info about it as a UKV resident but have not been successful in any search. Thanks.

https://ukvillagewatch.wordpress.com/about/

Tom, Sorry for the late reply. This was brought up on the ukrainian village neighborhood watch facebook group, a closed group you can request to join. At least a couple of people commented on seeing the incident, but there was no further follow-up and it didn't appear to make the news. Wish I had more info. 

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