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Cyclist’s Throat Slashed in Pittsburgh Attack

From WPXI: A man was rushed to the hospital after police said his throat was slashed during an attack in Pittsburgh’s South Side. According to police, the victim was on his bicycle when a group in a car accused him of cutting them off. Police said one of the people in the car cut him from his ear to the front his neck, causing a gash in his throat.

Urban Velo’s own sources say that Colin Albright, 25, is in stable condition.

The Post-Gazette reports: Lt. Kevin Kraus said the bicyclist, a 25-year-old man, was riding across the Hot Metal Bridge onto Water Street when he believed he may have cut off the motorist shortly before 11 p.m.

The car, a grey sedan, followed him to Harcum Way, where the cyclist dismounted, put the bike over his shoulder and began scaling the steps.

Update: The motorist is described by Mr. Albright as a clean-shaven white man in his 20s. The car was described as a gray, two-door sedan, possibly a Mercury.

Update 2: A composite sketch of the attacker has been released by the Post Gazette. In happier news, a fundraiser has been organized for this coming Saturday the 15th at Pittsburgh favorite bicycle bar, OTB Bicycle Cafe.

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  1. J.MillerSeptember 6, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    This scares me.Last week a homeless guy walked into me and started going off on me.I blew it off,but you never can tell
    with people i guess.To all my fellow cyclist ride safe and stay aware.

  2. sarahelizabethSeptember 10, 2012 at 10:35 am

    this made me sick to my stomach. ridiculous amount of violence. i am so glad the cyclist is doing well under insane circumstance:/.

  3. HamiltonSeptember 12, 2012 at 2:16 am

    This should make national news, especially among cyclists and cycling organizations. Shows how hostile too many drivers feel about alternative forms of transportation.

    I wish that Pittsburgh cops would pull over and ticket bad drivers. Drivers here feel too entitled.

    Every time I take a walk or a bike ride, I see drivers speeding, running red lights and stop signs, texting, making bad turns with the phone in one hand, and, if it’s after dark, failing to turn their lights on.

    Why are there not huge fines and tickets for such offenses? It would bring in much-needed money to the city and help pay the salaries of city workers.

  4. Jim StrathmeyerSeptember 12, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Hmm… you get hit by a car and the police don’t do anything, no wonder the drivers are escalating. No, I won’t get off the road. This is why cyclists should carry guns.

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