Motorist mows down Porto Alegre Critical Mass

Brazilian police are questioning a man accused of driving his car at high speed through a crowd of cyclists Feb. 26, injuring at least 12. Video of the incident in Porto Alegre shows bikes and riders flying through the air as other cyclists scream in terror. The driver said he accelerated because cyclists were banging on his car and he feared he would be attacked. The cyclists, who were holding a regular Critical Mass event to promote the use of bikes, deny this claim. The driver, Ricardo Neis, 47, fled the scene of the incident but was brought in for questioning after his abandoned car was found. He may face charges of attempted homicide. (BBC News, Feb. 28)

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