Video: Motorcyclist claims driver attempted to run him off road
Rider claims he is 'inexperienced' and panicked
MIAMI – A South Florida motorcyclist claims he was almost forced off a Miami roadway in a road rage incident that was all caught on video and posted to YouTube.
The YouTube user, Roni G, says he was riding when a red car swerved dangerously in front of him, almost causing a collision.
It's unknown whether the motorcyclist had done anything prior to provoke the move.
After the first incident, 'Roni' attempts to get away by riding at high speeds into oncoming traffic, narrowly missing cars driving in the opposite direction.
When the car eventually catches up to the motorcycle, a man in an orange shirt sticks his head out and appears to be shouting something at the rider while recording the confrontation on his smartphone.
Speaking to Local 10 News, the driver said he chased down the man on the motorcycle because the man had punched his mirror, cracking it, and he wanted to get his license plate.
"The driver of that motorcycle vandalized the car," the driver of the car told Local 10. "He had no intention of stopping, then he breaks my side mirror in the heat of the moment."
On the YouTube post, 'Roni' says that he is an "inexperienced rider" and panicked.
"I will admit when I am wrong. all of this stuff wasn't on purpose but an attempt to get away," says the rider. "I didn't chose to get on to on coming traffic, he blocked my path on both lanes, I didn't want to harm myself or other people, which is exactly what happened, no one got hurt, everyone, even the guy goes home."
The driver of the car expressed remorse for what happened.
"I'm not proud of what I did," the driver said. "All I can say is that I learned a big lesson. A lot of things could have happened in that short time. It only takes a second for an accident to happen, yet we both took no consideration over our loved ones or the people around us at the time."
"Lesson learned. All lives matter."
The Daily Mail reports that commenters on the YouTube page say 'Roni' had previously operated a page titled "Messing with Cars" that he has since deleted.
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