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Old 01-12-09, 09:41 PM   #1
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Redwood City Truck Driver May Have Aimed for Cyclists

I heard this on the radio on my way home this evening. I'm glad they got the license plate number of that scumbag.

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Posted: Monday, 12 January 2009 3:32PM

Redwood City Truck Driver May Have Aimed for Cyclists

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (KCBS) -- The CHP is investigating a possible road rage incident in Redwood City, where a pickup truck driver allegedly tried to run a group of cyclists off the road over the weekend.

Four cyclists were riding downhill on Skyline near Skylonda on Saturday morning at about 35 miles per hour, when a driver in a white Dodge or Chevy pickup truck allegedly tried to knock them off their bikes.

”I’m pretty banged up, so it’s been slow getting up and getting to work in the morning,” said team captain Anthony Borba, who was knocked off his bike. “My neck is pretty injured, I’m having trouble turning my head.”

A motorcyclist was able to chase the truck down and write down a license plate number.

Borba said that the incident gave them pause because two members of their team, Kristy Gough and Matt Peterson were killed last year in Cupertino when a Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Deputy accidentally hit them with his patrol car.

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Old 01-12-09, 10:25 PM   #2
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Holy crap ... we were in that general area on Saturday too ... We didn't run into any problems on our descent, but damn!
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We ran across the Third Pillar guys on the AV B-Ride Saturday as we rode up Kings and I spoke to them briefly at the top. At one point (just after Skeggs Point) I recall being irritated by a driver in a white pickup truck who passed me a bit too closely. A bit later, another rider (Peter) and I rode off the front of the group on the way into Skylonda. After turning right onto Hwy 84, Peter asked me if I noticed the Third Pillar guys by the side of the road (I hadn't) and wondered if they were OK.

I'm pretty sure this was probably the same driver. Unfortunately, I didn't notice the license number of the vehicle.
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