The collision happened after “a few choice words” were traded, according to a Florida Highway Patrol arrest report.
It was captured on video, in a clip that lasts about nine seconds.
That footage shows a silver car near a motorcycle on a Florida road. Suddenly, the car swerves toward the motorcycle, knocking it down — along with the motorcycle’s driver and passenger.
The car barrels over the motorcycle before speeding off.
“I thought the guy was trying to kill us, obviously,” Joe Calderazzo, the biker who was involved in the crash, told WTSP. “You know, you don’t know what’s going through your mind. 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.”
Taken into custody in connection with the road-rage incident was 31-year-old Robert Paul Vance, according to the Highway Patrol.
Vance, of Land O’ Lakes, Fla., was charged with aggravated battery, leaving the scene of a crash with injuries and being a habitual traffic offender, according to an arrest report. It was unclear whether he had an attorney.