Prius driver beaten after knocking down motorcyclists
BELMONT, CALIF. — Police say a teenage driver was attacked by a group of motorcyclists after he knocked down two bikers on a Northern California freeway.
California Highway Patrol Officer Art Montiel says the trouble began at around 8 a.m. on Sunday when a 19-year-old man behind the wheel of Toyota Prius was shooting video of the motorcyclists as they made their way north on the highway through Belmont, about 25 miles south of San Francisco.
Montiel says as the teen was recording the video, he lost control of his car and hit two motorcyclists.
After the accident, some of the motorcyclists punched the teen in the head and threatened him with a knife. Montiel says when officers arrived there were about 20 motorcyclists at the scene, including at least two members of the Hells Angels.
The teen was cited for distracted driving. He and the two motorcyclists were treated for minor injuries.