Arrest in Beaverton bicycle road rage collision
Thursday, April 5, 2012
BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) -- A driver accused of causing a bicycle rider to crash into the back of his car was arrested in Beaverton.
The 22-year-old bicyclist, Derrick Fleming, says Christopher Williams cut in front of him Wednesday, causing him to slam on his brakes and fly over his handlebars into the car. He says Williams "flipped him off" and drove away.
KGW reports (http://is.gd/PhdDAq) Fleming got back on his bicycle and went after the car until Williams pulled over. Witnesses say Williams tried to punch the bike rider, but missed.
Police arrived and arrested the 30-year-old for hit-and-run, property damage and disorderly conduct.
Williams says the bicyclist ran into his car and hit the vehicle with his hand. He says that scared him, so he drove away.