Driver Punches Cyclist in the Face After Blocking Bike Lane
I’ve always thought New York’s reputation for having a bad attitude was unwarranted. Still, there are a few bad apples. Take this September 1st incident for example. Bike commuter Anna Letitia Mumford was riding in the bike lane after crossing the Manhattan Bridge when a motorist decided to use the bike lane to escape the traffic gridlock. When Mumford attempted to notify the driver that she was blocking the bike lane at a red light, the driver got irate and punched her in the face.
The story gets worse. The police not only refused to even acknowledge that the driver was blatantly violating the law and putting the public in harm’s way, they encouraged Mumford not to press charges. Read the entire article over at The Gothamist.
Thanks to Roger Lootine for the link.