Video: Angry driver slams biker
Traffic, bad drivers and generally being angry on the roads... we've all been there but most drivers resist the urge to vent violently. Unfortunately every once in a while two angry road users clash and the result can be shocking.
A motorcyclist was left clinging to an SUV windscreen after an angry driver slammed into him in a shocking bout of road rage in Brazil. The video posted on YouTube shows a woman driver ploughing her SUV into a rider after he kicked her ride.
BIKER NOT HURT
We're shown how the biker is angry after an earlier altercation with the driver and lashes out by kicking the front of her SUV. This irks the woman to the point where she first knocks him off his bike and, as he approaches her, continues to ram him with her truck, crashing into stationary cars on the opposite side of the road.
The biker doesn't appear to be hurt, however, and proceeds to attack through the open car window. Eventually onlookers arrive to intervene and the pair are separated.
The video has sparked outrage among viewers with calls for the driver to be arrested.
One user commented: "Provoked or not, running someone over with your car intentionally is a sure way to jail."
Watch the video below:
alu.ntsandeni - 2012-03-27 12:20
Well, he started...
Fred - 2012-03-27 12:50
Did he? From the video it looks like the SUV driver attempted to prevent the motorcyclist from overtaking by cutting him off in a dangerous manner. As a cyclist, I see this "I am stuck in traffic, why should he be allowed to get in front of me?" attitude all the time. It's incredibly reckless and childish.
Fred - 2012-03-27 12:52
Just to add to my comment, kicking the SUV was a little overboard to begin with...
Michael - 2012-03-27 12:55
you are an idiot
calliedj - 2012-03-27 13:47
What are you, 3?
Syd - 2012-03-27 14:18
Where did you see that Fred? The video starts with the bike slightly in front of SUV. Is there another video somewhere that starts sooner?
cyril.klopper - 2012-03-27 13:23
Him kicking the SUV was a little overboard
But she should be charged with 'attempted murder' or at least 'assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm'.
Sheda - 2012-03-27 14:11
If that was my car that he kicked I would've got out and "brained" him.
If it was my wife in her car then I would expect her to protect herself in the same way as this woman has done.
Bikers generally think they own the road and create EXTRA LANES to suit themselves.
THINK BIKE is a good campaign but only if the biker we are thinking about is in a THINK CAR frame of mind.
Chris - 2012-03-27 14:31
If you think attempted murder is a perfectly reasonable response to a kick at a vehicle, you have a major problem and should probably seek therapy.
francis.viviers - 2012-03-27 15:04
Its completely legal to lane split in south africa, there is nothing wrong with it. Ive seen many times how people try to purposely run over us bikers just because they don't want anyone to not sit in traffic. Most drivers also dont know about looking in mirrors or blindspots either.
ngoako.mathekga - 2012-03-27 16:24
@Sheda many will disagree with you until they experience it. To me it looks like the motorbike drive started it , whoever try to blame this lady(SUV) is like a person who is trying to deal with the wound ignoring the cause of it.
viljoenfr - 2012-03-30 16:46
That may be your choice Sheda.
However, your wife would then be guilty of attempted murder (or murder if she kills him). And if by "braining" you mean hit the biker, you would be guilty of assault.
A biker who kicks someone's car is guilty of malicious damage to property.
The law on self defense in South Africa (and most countries) allows you to use only enough force that is necessary to ward off an illegal attack that is directed directly at a person (not a person's property), that will cause injury or death to the person.
You cannot claim self-defense in that situation. It would be assault and/or attempted murder.
viljoenfr - 2012-03-30 16:50
Just to add to my comment.
If a biker kicks your wife's car, she then attempts to run him over and the biker manages to produce a firearm and shoot your wife while she is attempting this, the biker may very well have been acting lawfully, since he was using deadly force to ward off an unlawful attack against himself.
Stephen - 2012-03-27 14:15
Lane splitting is perfectly legal in Brazil as it is in South Africa. The fact that she had cut him off was reckless in the first place. I do not condone the way he had reacted however he had not put her life in danger by kicking her car, she on the other hand could have killed or badly injured him.
She should be punished for this as should he for kicking her car. The bottom line is the way she had reacted was more reckless and she should be jailed for that.
I have been through the something similar and although I had not reacted like this (just shook my head) it is a regular thing for bikers and I believe drivers should receive punishment for cutting us off intentionally. We have nothing projecting us from injury besides our gear.
kevlam4 - 2012-03-28 10:49
Sorry, I just cannot allow this go without my opinion. There are many bikers who are courteous and aware on the roads, but a small minority of them seem to think that drivers of cars, delivery vehicles etc, are merely there to "get in their way". They seem to think that because they drive a vehicle that has a much higher powr to weight ratio gives then the RIGHT to dominate the roads. I
was in this position last night, with a biker pulling up next to me in a RIGHT-TURN-ONLY lane and burning up the road to get ahead of me , only to have to brake hard to negotiate a sharp left hand bend about 200 metres down the road. I put this down to ARROGANCE of the rider. THIS is the type of thing that gives bikers a bad name - so until this attitude of the few is corrected, there will always be animosity towards ALL bikers.
Stephen - 2012-03-28 13:06
It is not only bikers that do this and I would not be surprised if there are many drivers that do this regularly themselves. therefore your animosity towards riders has in fact nothing of relevance if you do not show the same towards drivers. Should you feel the same about drivers you are pretty much upset with all road users and your argument is therefore unfounded and you should try and understand why you dislike bikers so much that you would excuse the drivers and lambast the riders.
Syd - 2012-03-27 14:16
She was wrong but there is no way in hell he should get away with kicking her car. WTF? She should have called the cops and charged him with MDTP
James - 2012-03-27 14:19
That was a very expensive drop. Plastic's, indicators gas tanks can very fast add up to $ thousand +. I have been hit 3x by a woman on my bike. She pulls out of a parking space sent me flying 35mph. 2 she reverses, knocks my parked bike over. 3 Reverses hits the exhaust I almost went down.Sexist or not I'm a little wary of Women.
Ben - 2012-03-27 14:30
I think something happened at a previous traffic stop between them. Thats why these guys were already filming... You cant say what happened but it's funny as hell. Biker got OWNED!!!
milan.rama - 2012-03-27 15:08
As the cause of the altercation is not know I'll reserve comment on that. But the motorcyclist reaction was out of line as well as the SUV bumping him. From that point the motorcyclist agrivated the situation by rushing toward the SUV in a threatening manner. From there the SUV driver panicked and tried to run away. Was the SUV driver justified in trying to run away? Well that depends on whether she felt threatened. He was angry physically kicking the SUV rushed towards the window ( out of view of the camera) where he could have banged on the window and tried to open the door. If an angry person tried to pull me out a car I'm not sure I would have reacted differently
brad.schafer3 - 2012-03-28 10:04
First off she reacted in a life threatening manner. knocking the motorcyclist down like that could have caused serious injury if not death. think about exposed legs, falling against another car, broken neck etc. WAKE up motorists. Bikers do not go out with the intention of becoming road kill. But agressive, stupid and deliberate bad driving by motorists kill innocent bikers daily.
Gavin - 2012-03-27 17:31
The woman done something to make him angry like maybe she didn't let him pass.A person that drives a car must always check for motor cycles they ride on the side of a lane,on the line or in the lane
Cyrus - 2012-03-27 18:33
So could they not move their vehicles out of the road after the accident????????
Cyrus - 2012-03-27 18:39
......Him kicking the car was over board but in the end its a small deal and she shouldve just let it go by then (what did she expect was gona happen if she by bumping him). The first Bump was the biggest mistake and way overboard, that was complete wreckless and she was asking for trouble. However for the 2nd bump, although not justified is more understandable, she was protecting herself, that guy had some serious intent which ofcourse was the result of the 1st bump
Cyrus - 2012-03-27 18:40
Final conclusion: That first bump was the biggest mistake.
Cyrus - 2012-03-27 18:40
....and had she just let that small minor kick slide then none of this wouldve happen
Kwashic - 2012-03-27 18:48
it is obvious that the driver was encroahing upon the lane in an attempt to stop the biker getting through. Why? If traffic is backed up i dont see why a biker cannot not carefully pass through the waiting vehicles. You want the same advantage then get out of your car and onto a bike. The biker is fine to pass through as long as he doesnt speed through dangerously like some do. seeing as he is standing still i see no reason for encrouching and trying to squeeze him out when there is enough room to the right of the car. Serves her right. Now she will have to deal with having smashed the parked car!
Wessel - 2012-03-27 19:59
I fully agrre with Sheda. In general, there are exceptions, bikers are absolute selfish pigs on the road. If a biker does that to my vehicle I will shoot him if drives of in the self made biker lane. Eat that and post your comments!!! If you willing to dish out you must be willing to receive!!!!
Warwick - 2012-03-28 07:37
Oh dear Wessel, small penis?
brad.schafer3 - 2012-03-28 10:14
small self centered brain too. There is no self made biker lane you idiot. Lane splitting is legal and a privledge. Why do you motorists try to knock us down when we pass between cars ? Pulling a gun is excessive force, as is attempting to run someone over, where did you get your firearm license mr. halfwit?
Mokgadi - 2012-03-28 11:32
@Warwick, ouch that was below the belt...literally....lmfao.
reza.daniels1 - 2012-03-28 11:33
You seriously need to have your driver's licence revoked and be forced to rewrite your LEARNER'S exam with a 100% required pass rate. For if you had actually taken note it is stated in the official study material that motorcycles are ALLOWED to pass a car on the right hand side in the SAME lane as the car is travelling EXCEPT when driving in convoy. Therefore you are required to watch your mirrors and blind spots constantly expecting that there could be a motorcycle PASSING you. I think every licensed driver should rewrite their leaner exams every 5 years.
Erik - 2012-03-28 13:20
Hi Wessel,did you put on your bigboy pants today?Seems like it...why would you insult a whole community by what one idiot did in Brazil?You seem very positive and serious about your own statement and if your such a tough guy in real life as you are behind your keyboard I kindly invite you to my bike club and then you can have your say or better why not a big rally then you can let every biker hear your opinion.Kindly email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and lets have a lekker get together or contact me at 079 556 7898...as the saying goes and I quote "If you willing to dish out you must be willing to receive!!!!"
nbasson - 2012-03-28 15:49
Ignore this twat, he is probably a self centered arrogant little girl BMW driver.
Dumisani - 2012-03-28 07:06
someone kicking your car, is like someone kicking your kid.
i'm not saying what she did is right, but i really understand why she did it.
Cyrus - 2012-03-28 10:08
So you value a car, a material object with no life at the same level as a child or another human being
Mokgadi - 2012-03-28 08:12
It's not easy being a women on the road. Men think they can walk all over you and get away with. Especially taxi drivers in SA. I'm glad that lady did what she did, he will think twice next time before he kicks someone's car.LOL...
Ivan - 2012-03-28 08:20
Where's the video?
rossouw.andre - 2012-03-28 12:47
Don't bring your bike to a car fight
nardi.barnard - 2012-03-28 13:50
Scary thing is: 15% of women are running around on some sort of anger management medication. Scariest thing is that 85% of them are not on any at all!