Motorcyclists returning from a Memorial Day ride to honor veterans were almost killed in a terrifying case of road rage Monday afternoon.
Reportedly, the driver of a vehicle and the bikers were having a disagreement as they drove down the street. It became so apparent that another motorist started filming the incident with his phone. Navy veteran Joe Calderazzo and his passenger, Melanie Ann Milinkovich, were on the motorcycle, when suddenly the car, driven by Robert Paul Vance, suddenly veered right and LITERALLY RAN OVER the motorcycle with his car, knocking both passengers to the ground as he sped away. Here is the video that has gone of the incident:
Vance, 31, has a long criminal record, has served two stints in state prison as well as convictions for drug, burglary and felony traffic charges. Florida highway patrol said he is a habitual traffic offender. He is being held without bond and faces one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, one count of leaving the scene of a crash involving injury and one count of operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license, WFLA reported.
The two cyclists were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.
“I thought the guy was trying to kill us, obviously,” Calderazzo said as he was headed to the hospital to get his leg looked at. “Is he going to put the car in reverse? Is he going to turn around? Is he going to stop and pull out a gun? You don’t know what’s going on.”
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