Video Shows Cyclist Being Punched by Motorist in Asheville

get more from BRO

A cyclist in Asheville, North Carolina was assaulted by a driver shortly after noon on Wednesday, September 27.

Claude Donald Watson was later arrested.

The video, shot from the cab of a commercial vehicle that was situated behind the cyclist when the event took place, shows the motorist exiting a Dodge Ram pickup before approaching the cyclist and punching him in the face multiple times.

According to a local bicycle advocacy organization called Asheville on the Bikes, the driver, later identified as Claude Donald Watson, had been tailgating and driving recklessly around the biker before the incident occurred.

“The only words spoken occurred after the punches were thrown, when the driver said, ‘Get off the fucking road,'” Asheville on Bikes wrote on its website Tuesday.

After assaulting the cyclist, the driver reportedly left the scene, but he was later apprehended by the Asheville Police Department and charged with simple assault and reckless driving.

More on this topic

Previous articleDelayed Harvest 101
Next articleBoone’s Big Buy
Advertisment

in case you missed it

The 6th Annual King of the James Adventure Triathlon

This year marks the 6th annual ‘King of the James’ adventure triathlon in Downtown Richmond, Virginia. On Sunday, November 15th, individuals and teams...

Make a Plan: Vote This November to Protect Our Winters

There is a lot at stake this November. And Protect Our Winters (POW) is helping those who play outdoors to make a...

Bike Rockingham County, VA

In the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, bounded by two magnificent mountain ranges and the impressive Shenandoah River, Rockingham County, Va. is...

Bike Salem in Virginia’s Blue Ridge

Find an adventure that fits your speed when you visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge, the only IMBA Silver-Level Ride Center on the East...