Moment Brazilian driver reverses over man and his five-year-old son ‘because he was upset the child was riding his bicycle in the middle of the street’
Brazilian authorities are searching for a driver who was captured on video deliberately slamming his vehicle into a man and his five-year-old son.
Surveillance video footage shows the the motorist attempting to make a right turn in Bélem, Pará, but having to stop because the boy is riding his bike in the middle of the street.
The driver confronted the child’s father and complained about the boy riding his bicycle, G1 reported
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A man in Belém, Brazil, stands next to his five-year-old who was riding a bicycle moments before the driver of the vehicle deliberately ran over them Sunday night. The child suffered a cut to the head and received three stitches. Both him and his dad, who was also injured, are now home recovering
Glauxi Teixeira told Brazilian news outlet G1 that her husband (pictured behind the car) acknowledged that he made the mistake of tossing his glass cup at the car following the heated exchange with the vehicle driver before he and his son were run over by the upset motorist
The father appears to move his son to the side, allowing the driver to go down the street before hurling a cup at the vehicle.
The driver slams on the brakes and puts his car in reverse, plowing into the parent and the child.
Another man who was standing behind them was also knocked to the ground from the impact.
The boy was taken to a local hospital and received three stitches for a cut he suffered after hit the sidewalk. His father was also injured. Both were recovering at home.
The driver and the family did not know each other, G1 reported.
A driver speeds away after he was captured on camera plowing his vehicle into a man and his five-year-old son, who had been blocking the street while he rode his bicycle Sunday night in Pará, Brazil. The motorist has not been arrested
Glauxi Teixeira recognized her husband was at fault for escalating the argument.
‘My husband got angry and threw the glass at the driver. He admits he made a mistake,’ Teixeira said. ‘But if a person had the courage to run over (them), we know not to do that again. If he were armed, it could be worse.’
The Civil Police is leading the investigation into the incident.
The driver has not been arrested as of Tuesday.
‘Diligence is being carried out to investigate all the elements of the case as well as the identification of the vehicle’s driver,’ police said.