Cyclist injured in alleged hit-and-run shares an absolutely brutal message as the female driver turns herself in to police
- Cyclist hits driver
- Woman reported to the police
A cyclist reportedly mowed down in a collision delivered a brutal message to the driver when a woman turned herself in to police.
Robert Clarke, 59, drove down Douglas Street in Melbourne’s south-east at 6:40 am on Thursday.
A white 2008-2017 Mitsubishi Lancer approached from behind with dashcam footage from another vehicle capturing the alleged hit-and-run.
The 59-year-old said he was shocked by the incident and shared a savage message to the driver on Monday.
“Give up driving and don’t reproduce,” he said.
Victoria Police confirmed that a 40-year-old Dandenong woman had been arrested after coming forward.
A cyclist reportedly mowed down in a hit and run left a brutal message to the driver when a woman turned herself in to police
She is currently assisting police in their investigation and no charges have been filed.
Mr Clarke said he heard a car accelerate repeatedly before the driver overtook it.
“There was no obvious movement…so I kept going,” he said.
“Then, of course, I heard the acceleration and I thought, ‘here’s another smart guy, they’re going to rev, scare me, then keep going’.
“And before I knew it, the world was spinning.”
Footage from another vehicle captured the alleged collision, showing the car climbing the curb, knocking Mr Clarke off his bike and then driving off.
Although Mr Clarke has suffered verbal abuse on Melbourne’s roads before, he said he was shocked by the recent incident.
He claimed the driver had not yelled or thrown anything at him before being hit by the vehicle.
“You can speculate all about road rage, but I haven’t interfered on the track or tripped in front of the driver… I’ve been cycling in the ares for six or seven years.”
The 59-year-old’s bicycle was dragged more than 100 meters by the car
“We share the road, I know there are cyclists taking up more space than they should, and I appeal to them to be more considerate, but for drivers, they are in a large vehicle – be careful,” he said . said.
While taken to hospital following the incident, Mr Clarke suffered no major physical injuries, which he said was partly due to wearing appropriate protective gear.
Sergeant Jerome Ithier of the Greater Dandenong Highway Patrol said the car appeared to have “intentionally” hit the cyclist and appeared to have no license plates.
Sergeant Ithier said the white sedan likely had damage to the passenger’s front wheel where Mr. Clarke’s bicycle was stuck.