- A vehicle runs over a group of cyclists in Show Low, Arizona.
- 7 people are seriously injured after the accident.
- The driver of the vehicle escaped the scene.
Driver runs over cyclists. A great tragedy happened in Show Low, Arizona, when a driver ran over a group of cyclists who were circulating on the road causing serious injuries to 7 people who were traveling on a street, when suddenly they were run over by the person who was driving the car.
According to police reports, the person responsible who escaped the scene was driving a black Ford pickup when he decided to run over several cyclists in front of the Horne Auto Collision Center during the Bike the Bluff road race in the city, according to Fox 10.
Driver runs over group of cyclists
Immediately the security elements went to the scene, where there were 7 people who were seriously injured and were transferred as soon as possible to the nearest hospital, to receive medical attention, and to heal the wounds of the cyclists.
According to the Fox 10 portal, the injured who were run over by the black truck were taken to a local hospital. Where 4 people are in critical condition, while two other cyclists were seriously injured, their condition is not yet known.
Vehicle driver runs over cyclists. There were more injuries
Although the media announced that a total of 7 people were taken to a medical center to attend to their injuries, where 4 are in critical condition, two more are seriously injured and a cyclist was taken on a plane to a hospital in the greater Phoenix area for treatment.
There were two or three other people injured in the collision and they went to the hospital. They were also in stable condition. It is worth mentioning that the group of cyclists were in a race, organized in Show Low, Arizona. So it is unknown whether the hit was intentional or not.
Vehicle driver runs over cyclists: The person responsible fled the scene and was later captured
The police reported that the person responsible, who ran over the cyclists in the state of Arizona, escaped from the scene, long before the security elements arrived, with ambulances to attend to the injuries caused by the alleged suspect.
Officers chased the suspect into an area near 3rd Drive and Oliver, and the driver of the van was eventually caught after being shot behind ACE hardware in the area. The person responsible was identified only as a 35-year-old white man, who was hospitalized in critical but stable condition as a result of the police shooting, according to Fox 10.
Vehicle Driver Runs Over Cyclists: Investigations Continue
The Show Low Police Department, the Navajo County Sheriff’s Office and the Arizona Department of Public Safety are still investigating the incident that left several seriously injured bicyclists, to learn the reasons why the suspect carried out this act.
“Our community is shocked by this incident and our hearts and prayers go out to the injured and their families at this time,” Show Low officials said in a statement. 276 cyclists had registered for the event. Local authorities have not confirmed the exact number of people in the group that was hit by the vehicle.
Vehicle driver runs over cyclists: Woman ran over two minors because of their race
A few weeks ago there was another run over, on that occasion it was an Iowa woman who admitted that she ran over two minors because of their race, since she believed that one was “Mexican” and the other a terrorist. For his actions, he would now face more than 20 years in prison.
Nicole Poole Franklin, 43, of Des Moines, Iowa, pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime of intentionally running over two minors in 2019, believing the teenager was Mexican and the boy He was a member of the Islamic State group, reported the AP news agency.
Vehicle driver runs over cyclists: He ran over them because he is Mexican
According to the AP review, prosecutors said Nicole Poole Franklin intentionally drove her vehicle on a sidewalk in Des Moines that afternoon, hitting a 12-year-old black boy, injuring his leg. During Wednesday’s hearing, the woman said she believed the minor was of Middle Eastern descent and a member of the Islamic State group.
Minutes later, Nicole Poole Franklin ran over a 14-year-old Latina on a sidewalk, who suffered injuries for which she remained hospitalized for two days. The police reported that the woman told them that she had run over the minor because “she is Mexican.”
They arrest her while launching racist insults
About an hour later, the AP detailed, Nicole Poole Franklin was arrested at a local gas station where, according to agents, she had been throwing items at a counter clerk while hurling racist insults at the worker and other customers.
Nicole Poole Franklin has argued that she suffers from schizophrenia and post-traumatic stress disorder. Last year, a judge ruled that she was not mentally competent to stand trial, but the ruling was later reversed, the news agency noted. Filed Under: Vehicle Driver Runs Over Cyclists.
Woman who ran over two minors faces decades in jail
According to the AP, the federal charges carry a possible life sentence, but prosecutors recommended that Nicole Poole Franklin be sentenced to 27 years in prison and that her federal sentence be served at the same time as her state sentence.
On the state charges, the woman faces up to 25 years for each count of attempted murder. It is unknown whether other state charges, including hate crimes, would be dropped as part of his plea deal in state court, the Register reported. Filed Under: Vehicle Driver Runs Over Cyclists.
20 minute racist attack
The Sun newspaper also reported that the woman admitted her violent actions because she believed that the boy belonged to a terrorist group and because the girl looked like “Mexican.” Racist acts do not seem to end easily and occur on a daily basis.
The Sun said that between the first attack against the 12-year-old African American and the second against the 14-year-old Latina, about 20 minutes passed. More than an hour later, the woman was arrested at a local gas station while insulting and throwing items at an employee and several customers. Filed Under: Vehicle Driver Runs Over Cyclists.
They await sentence against the woman who ran over the two minors
The Sun newspaper mentioned that the director of communications for the Council on Islamic Relations in Washington DC, Ibrahim Hooper, said that the group “appreciated” Nicole Poole Franklin’s admission of guilt.
“We welcome this guilty plea as the culmination of a police effort to hold the perpetrator accountable,” he said in a statement. And he added: “We are hopeful that the court will impose a sentence that reflects the seriousness of the crime, as well as the wishes of the victims.” Filed Under: Vehicle Driver Runs Over Cyclists.
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