Shocking footage from Tennessee that was posted to Facebook shows the moment the driver of an SUV rear-ended a cyclist, apparently on purpose.
The incident took place on Saturday on Natchez Trace Parkway in Franklin, Tennessee, a location administered by the National Park Service (NPS) and where there is signage highlighting that cyclists are entitled to use the entire width of the lane.
Writing on Facebook on Saturday, Greg Goodman said: "Three hours ago this person intentionally hit my friend Tyler Noe on Natchez Trace.
"We had a witness behind us who said he has seen this same Volvo try to hit someone else last week.
"Tyler is at the hospital and doing ok. He is one TOUGH DUDE!"
In a statement on Facebook, the NPS said that Marshall Grant Neely III, 58, from Franklin had been arrested on Saturday evening and charged with felony reckless endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to immediately notify of an accident and failure to render aid.
It added that NPS park rangers would be meeting with the U.S. Attorney's Office to consider additional federal charges.
Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.