16-year-old mows down team of cyclists after trying to blow exhaust fumes on them
One of the cyclists said that the boy 'definitely meant to try and scare' them
A 16-year-old boy in Texas drove into a group of cyclists after allegedly trying to blow smoke and exhaust fumes on them using his truck, leaving several requiring hospital treatment.
According to the Waller County Sheriff, six of the Houston area cyclists were hit by the vehicle on Saturday (September 25), four of whom had to be taken to hospital, including two by helicopter.
Chase Ferrell, who was one of the cyclists in the group, told Fox 26: "I thought someone was dead.
"I heard a lot of crunching. I heard brakes. Tires screeching. People screaming."
He told the broadcaster that a black diesel pickup truck swerved into his lane and got within feet of him and the other cyclists before accelerating in an attempt to blow smoke in his lane.
The teenager then apparently tried to do the same to the cyclists in front of Ferrell.
"The reason he couldn’t stop is because he was accelerating to blow more diesel fuel on these cyclists," said Mr Ferrell. "He ended up hitting three people before his brakes even started."
The 16-year-old driving the truck remained at the scene after the incident and spoke to police. So far no arrests have been made.
Sunday evening UPDATE: No arrests have been made in Waller County, TX after a 16-year-old with a pickup truck ran over 6 bicyclists from the Houston area.
Four of the cyclists had to be hospitalized, including 2 air-lifted to treatment. All are expected to survive. #texas pic.twitter.com/6c303KO9B4
— Matthew Seedorff (@MattSeedorff) September 27, 2021
"There was no reason for this to happen," added Ferrell. "It wasn’t like he was on his phone. [He] definitely meant to try and scare these people [or] intimidate them in some way. [Maybe he then] made a mistake and ran them over."
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