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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I wonder how a group of bicycles would do against a 13,000lb John Deere?
I ride in traffic. I either keep up with the cars and follow the laws, or get out of the way.
And defensive biking is 10x more important than defensive driving. You have no mass as a biker. Each of those cars can kill you. Ride accordingly!
Probably not so well.
And we do have idiots here that will block the lane and look at you as if you are the idiot.
Flipside, we have idiots who will try to tag you with the vehicle simply because you are there, doesn’t matter if you are on the other side of the white line or not.
I was on grass when I had a truck try to hit me.
When I drive, it’s a 4 door Tundra 4x4. When I’m home, I’m armed. 2hen I bike, I have double blinkers front and back, masses of flourescent, etc. When I vote, I vote as conservative as is available. Biking is not a political act. :-)
If bicycles were banned this wouldn’t have happened.
“I wonder how a group of bicycles would do against a 13,000lb John Deere?”
Question hard to answer without knowing if the Bush Hog attachments were turning .......
I’d probably have to stop from time to time and clear the shreaded spandex from the radiator to avoid overheating the engine.
It sure seems to be taken as a political act on FR.
And I suppose not just on FR. I had a woman accuse me of "saving the earth" after I got off my bike in a supermarket parking lot. She beamed at me in what she apparently thought was a special moment of communion between two kindred liberal spirits.
I told her firmly that I was not saving the world, I was just riding my bike. I'm certain that she did not understand. If she knew my political views she probably would have spit on me.
My post was a joke. You have the tree hugger smart car driver vs. tree hugger biker. Si?
Over here- it is a political militant act. It drives me nuts. They dart in and out of traffic and ride is a swarm. They love Sunday mornings so they can really mess with people. It is totally out of control. I have even spoken with the police about it, because I am going to have a new driver soon- and they make the roads hazardous. The police agree that they are a huge nuisance and cause danger- but it is a political green movement- and nothing is going to stop them. We even have miles and miles of parks and trials and places for bikes- and they love to mess with drivers. They are not biking to work, in groups of 23-30.
So I was joking and being sarcastic at the same time.
“Whether the stone hits the pitcher or the pitcher hits the stone, it's going to be bad for the pitcher" So let the bike nazies be stupid.
I remember the story but I thought he was just drunk and drove the wrong way down that street. Don’t remember that he was asleep.
“Id probably have to stop from time to time and clear the shreaded spandex from the radiator to avoid overheating the engine.”
Farmers carry arm length rubber gloves in the cab? I never knew.
LOL! Just last Friday I was first in line in the right-hand turn lane. The right-turn green arrow came on so I quickly looked to my left to make sure no one was running the red light.
I then quickly turned my head to the right and proceeded to make my turn when some jackass on a bike comes hauling ass from the sidewalk at the crosswalk on my right and passes in front of my car. I just barely missed him but as he is passing in front of me he gets angry like its my fault and starts to yell and flip me the bird. I blasted him good with the horn and expected a more in depth discussion but he decided to take off.
Meanwhile the guy in a car behind me starts honking his horn because I'm not turning fast enough!
I have found that most cyclist are dicks who think the traffic laws do not apply to them. However the laws of physics usually prevail.<9>
Are you as dumb in person as you sound on FR?
Lucky for us dumb cyclists that you have good breaks on your steal car. LOL.
“Are you as dumb in person as you sound on FR?”
No that would be you.
I have brakes but you only have spandex and a helmet for protection. Now since you don’t think the rules of the road apply to you lets test just how well spandex protects you from the steal that protects me.
Can you say salsa?
I do have that switchblade pitchfork that I took from the local Amish gang.
Bike riders in MD and DC think they own the road. I like to take my Envoy XUV at 5000 lbs and prove them wrong.