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Group of Cyclists Capture Brutal Hit-and-Run: 'Most Disgusting Way to Treat Another Human Being

"A horrible crime."

Image source: YouTube

A group of cyclists were out for a morning ride over the weekend when one car appeared to speed up as it went past them, sideswiping several riders before driving away. One of these cyclists had a bike-mounted camera that captured the ordeal.

The video of the incident was posted to an Australian cycling organization's Facebook page Monday, stating that it happened in Midland, which is near Perth in Western Australia.

Image source: YouTube

"What we know is that the car was caught up at the next lights, registration plate was collected and the police have been notified. This will be going to court," the description accompanying the video stated. "BUT - More importantly the riders are OK, cuts, bruises and a little missing bark, but they are fine."

"This is a horrible crime, a Hit'n'Run is a most disgusting way to treat another human being," the group said. "If you hurt someone, you own your error, you ensure everyone is OK and you deal with it."

Watch the video:

#CowardsRun in Perth

- #CowardsRun on Morrison Rd, Midland - near Perth in WA on Saturday just past.View is from 2 cameras. The riders on 1st and 2nd wheel filming from Fly6 cameras.**** DO NOT WATCH IF SQUEAMISH ****What we know is that the car was caught up at the next lights, registration plate was collected and the police have been notified. This will be going to court.BUT - More importantly the riders are OK, cuts, bruises and a little missing bark, but they are fine.This is a horrible crime, a Hit'n'Run is a most disgusting way to treat another human being. If you hurt someone, you own your error, you ensure everyone is OK and you deal with it.Footnote - footage taken using Cycliq #Fly6 HD cams.

Posted by Cycle on Monday, June 15, 2015

Clinton Thompson, a man riding with the group, elaborated on the riders' conditions, telling a local radio station three people were sideswiped and one woman went to the hospital with a concussion.

WA Today pointed out that legislation introduced in Western Australia proposes a one meter gap to be maintained between cars and bicycles.

Jeremy Murray with Bicycling Western Australia told WA Today that "occasionally you get impatient motorists who get frustrated because they can't pass cyclists." On the flip side, he noted that you can get good motorists and both good and bad bikers as well.

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