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Police on hunt for driver who intentionally rammed car into father biking with kids in Carillon neighborhood

Richmond Police say a driver in a blue Mustang intentionally side-swiped a father biking with his kids Monday night near Byrd Park, then turned around and struck him head-on before driving off.

Trevor Dickerson



From Richmond Police:

At approximately 7:47 p.m. Monday, officers responded to the 3100 block of Bute Lane for the report of a bicyclist hit.
The victim stated he was riding bikes with his children when he came to an intersection and stopped. The victim stated he noticed a blue Ford Mustang that was driving in an unsafe manner.

There was an exchange of words between the victim and the driver of the Mustang. The Mustang pulled off, turned around, and started to head toward the victim and his family who were attempting to cross the intersection.

The driver of the Mustang then struck him with his vehicle’s passenger side mirror. The victim attempted to get back on his bicycle and was struck a second time by the driver. The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The vehicle is described as a blue Ford Mustang with the passenger side mirror missing. The driver is described as a black male. A photo of the vehicle is attached.

Anyone with information about a vehicle matching this description or the driver is asked to contact Major Crimes Detective N. Reese at (804) 646-0712 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

The original account from Facebook user Emily Bruno:

This car was used to intentionally hit a cyclist! On 4/2/18, my friend was out riding bikes with his kids when this car ran a stop sign, nearly hitting their family. Words were exchanged, the driver purposely side-swiped my friend (loosing (sic) the passenger side mirror in the process), then turned around and hit/rammed him straight on with the car before driving off. My friend is hurt and his kids are traumatized. Police have been notified but we don’t have a plate number. PLEASE keep a look out for a car like this that is missing the side mirror. The assault happened in the Carillon neighborhood. If you see this car, get a picture and the plate number then call Officer K Johnson at the Third Precinct, (804) 646-1211.

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Trevor Dickerson is the Editor and Co-Founder of RVAHub.