Skip to comments.Bicyclist Stabs Motorist in Northwest D.C. Confrontation
Posted on 12/10/2012 3:48:38 PM PST by Morgana
A bicyclist who apparently was angry at being cut off in traffic fought with and stabbed the motorist he believed to be responsible.
D.C. police officers were called to the 1600 block of Massachusetts Avenue NW about 10:20 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a stabbing. Witnesses told investigators that a bicyclist struck the driver's side mirror of a Smart car with a heavy bike lock.
According to the police report, the driver then got out of the car and asked, "Why did you do that?"
That's when it escalated into a fight, which ended, according to witnesses, when the bicyclist stabbed the driver in the ribs and fled the scene.
More bikes and cars are sharing the road than ever before in the District, and it can, at times, make for an uneasy co-existence. Gregory Billing of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association said its important for both motorists and bike riders to observe the rules of the road. He noted that the time of year when the days are shortest is the most hazardous.
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You should read the comments on the page at the link. The cyclists and the fed-up drivers are going at it.
Is why I posted this here!! I know how most FReepers feel about the spandex nazies.
I thought they had knife control in D.C. ‘Bout time they make it a law . . . no knifes! (/sarc)
LOL! Thanks for thinking of us!
I am sick of the bicyclists in my town. I really don’t care what happens to them at all. If they get killed, being stupid children- I won’t cry about it.
I try to post the stories that FReepers will like best...
Now have at it everyone, I want to see funny pictures and remarks that only FR can do!!
Most FReepers can't tell the difference between responsible riders that always let cars have the right of way, who have been riding for most of their life like me, and the spandex Nazis/hipsters on fixed gears.
I hear you.
Witnesses told investigators that a bicyclist struck the driver’s side mirror of a Smart car with a heavy bike lock.
Most of them are like me, have had bad experiences with those nazies.
Had one pull out in front of me, my light was green his was red. They don’t seem to think the rules of the road apply to them. He got upset cause I would not break for him, well I had the right of way. I also have a ton of steal around me, what does he have for protection? Spandex and a crash helmet. I’d think he would have known better.
The driver! At least he HAS to obey the rules of the road where has bikers think it does not apply to them.
That looks like fun to me.
That's because, with few exceptions, their behavior is the same.
Maybe I should get a GoCam and make an instructional video on how to properly ride a bike.
I commute to work on a bike when it’s not raining, and I always CCW when I ride. I’m very polite, too (see: Robert Heinlein).
One of those idiotic Cabinet Members of Obozo bikes to work.
May be commendable BUT the 2 Black Suburbans that have to guard him create twice the pollution than the one it would take to drive him in.
PLUS how much extra fuel while keeping those ‘tanks’ idling at bicycle speeds.
I ride my mountaintrail bike at the shoulder here.
Even so, I have idiots aim at me despite my not doing anything in the lane side of the road.
That said, I have seen bicyclists block the entire road by riding in the lane and expecting everyone to just plod along behind them.
[This in a 55 MPH zone.]
Basically, it’s “this is MY space, stay out of it.” territorial aggression.
I bike to work. I assume all cars are there to kill me. It makes one careful!