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Nobody
08-30-2012, 08:32 PM
http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/region/wayne_county/an-unusual-case-of-road-rage-between-a-truck-driver-and-bicycle-rider-takes-a-shocking-turn



TAYLOR, Mich (wxyz) - An unusual case of rage ended Wednesday evening in Taylor with a bicyclist dead from a gunshot wound and a driver of a pickup truck in police custody.
The incident happened Wednesday evening at Telegraph and Northline Road. Witnesses say the bicyclist went against the light, hit the truck and then angrily started attacking the driver, punching him over and over again.Then witnesses say the driver pulled a gun and shot the bicyclist in the chest."It was horrible" says Michelle Noffsinger who was driving behind the truck. "I have never seen anything like this and never want to again, it was just awful."The driver of the pickup, who police say had a permit to carry the weapon, never got out of his truck but did call 911 and waited for police to take him into custody.The bicyclist was rushed to the hospital where he later died from his injuries.Police say the case will go to the prosecutor. They also say their findings are consistent with what witnesses saw; the bicyclist was at fault in the accident and then did attack the driver of the truck.The driver is 46 and from Taylor.Everyone who witnessed the incident said it was so bizarre and could have been avoided if the bicyclist had stopped at the light.

This aught to be interesting to watch play out.

Gas Man
08-30-2012, 11:57 PM
Next headline needs to be...

Driver released, charges dropped.

Case Closed.

sprink
08-31-2012, 10:02 AM
Next headline needs to be...

Driver released, charges dropped.

Case Closed.

This is what I want to see.

RedneckMedic
08-31-2012, 10:19 AM
Ya another messed up one. I heard about it but didn't know the guy ended up dying. Taylor has been one crazy place to work this summer.

Nobody
08-31-2012, 05:23 PM
I'd like to see that headline as well, though I'm sure somebody throws a shit fit if they even hint at letting the truck driver go. Flaming liberals piss me off as much as the conservative nut jobs.

Kosher
08-31-2012, 06:42 PM
I've always said, riding a bicycle is more dangerous than a motorcycle.

jerrygsx
08-31-2012, 07:14 PM
I am surprised reporters didn't mention whether the bicyclist was wearing a helmet.

Moesride
08-31-2012, 08:16 PM
Crash coarse in anger management......no therapy needed!

Bob
09-04-2012, 08:02 PM
The lawyer that is representing the pickup driver is the lawyer who's card I keep on me at all times and who I'd call if I ever have to use my weapon in self defense. Hopefully he can do well for the guy.

Gas Man
09-04-2012, 11:26 PM
The driver SHOULDN'T need a lawyer!!

Mudpuppy
09-05-2012, 09:53 AM
I am surprised reporters didn't mention whether the bicyclist was wearing a helmet.

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