A disturbing case of road rage happened Sunday evening in Sarasota County. The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office needs your help to track down the driver who slammed his car into a motorcycle rider.
Around 5 p.m. Darin Hendrickson got into a confrontation with a driver on busy Beneva Road.
The driver was in a Mazda 3 hatchback. A witness told News Channel 8 that he threw change at the motorcyclist. A dashcam footage shows the biker making an arm movement and swerving into the car, which then violently turns straight into the motorcycle, sending the rider into the road.
Luckily, the biker was wearing protective gear and he quickly got up. He is still recovering from his injuries but is not life-threatened. As reported by Fox 13, the victim has staples in his leg, damage to his ribs and lungs, and severe road rash.
Hendrickson says he was trying to get the driver to pull his window down and stop the car, because the driver previously threw a metal object at him and his motorcycle, damaging the bike.
Instead of an argument, he got sent into thin air and his bike got totaled.
Check out the video report from News Channel 8!
The biker assumes he was attacked because the person driving the car has some sort of hatred towards bikers.
Check out what he has to say after the incident for Fox 13!
If you have any information on this incident, the vehicle involved, or even the driver himself, please contact the Criminal Investigations Section at 941-861-4317.