On 10/20/17 one of our member cyclists was assaulted by two assailants launching projectiles from a car traveling at 50 miles per hour, enabled by the fully culpable third assailant, the driver. On 11/20/17 the Alameda County Sheriff submitted Assault for all three assailants to the Alameda County District Attorney.
The driver and the rear seat passenger are juveniles, the front seat passenger is an adult. We are waiting for the DA to charge the assailants and will report once we learn the charges.
The Lead Investigator said the video was phenomenal.
One thing is certain: if she did not ride with her camera absolutely nothing would be done to the assailants.
Our initial post, which includes our video deconstruction and time slicing of the incident, is also linked from our home page. Please add your voice to the conversation by adding your comments below the post.
Always ride with a camera and submit all of your egregious near miss incident reports to our free Incident Management System
Please be sure to ride with a camera and submit all of your egregious near miss incident reports to our free Incident Management System so you can track, analyze, update, and map your incidents. Once your incidents are entered all cyclists will be able to search for those specific license plates to identify repeat offenders, hopefully before collisions occur!
We work with our members, law enforcement and government to establish legal precedents ensuring law enforcement accepts cyclist video evidence, without a collision, to cite and prosecute egregious near miss incidents such as this case and the Glendale, California assault case on our home page.
Even if law enforcement refuses to enforce the many California Vehicles Codes and Assault and Battery in this case, our Incident Management System will always have highly detailed information on this incident in the event this driver repeat offends. It’s much more difficult for law enforcement to refuse to enforce the laws when you can supply a pattern of behavior.
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Wishing you safe cycling!