SUV plows into BLM protesters on their bicycles blocking Fifth Avenue in Manhattan before the driver flees
- A speeding SUV plowed into a group of cyclists who were protesting
- The incident was caught on camera and shows a black Infinity SUV hurtling down Fifth Avenue close to Madison Square Park
- It happened on Saturday night in the Flatiron District at around 7:15pm
- Two people have been hospitalized after the car struck cyclists and then fled
- No arrests have been made and an investigation is ongoing
A speeding SUV crashed through a group of Black Lives Matter protesters who were cycling through Manhattan on Saturday night.
The crash was caught on video thanks to another biker’s helmet camera.
It showed the black vehicle speeding down Fifth Avenue near Madison Square Park in the Flatiron District at around 7:15pm.
Suddenly, without warning, the car drives directly into the group of bikers knocking several to the ground.
The car was caught on camera as it rammed into Black Lives Matter protesters in Manhattan
Several cyclists were immediately flung to the ground as the car slammed through them
The remains of a twisted bike can be seen along with other injured protesters on the ground
‘It’s not to say that wealthy people, privileged people haven’t been compassionate,’ the man says as he appears to be in mid-flow of explaining the evening’s protest.
Suddenly the vehicle then plows directly into the cyclists.
‘Oh s***!’ exclaims the man on the footage as the driver brings the vehicle to stop for a moment before speeding off.
Fellow protesters run to the aid of the cyclists who had been injured and lying in the middle of the road.
Emergency services were quickly on scene to aid those who were injured in the crash
Authorities say two people were taken to hospital with minor injuries, according to the New York Daily News although it is believed as many as five ambulances were sent to the scene.
Police are currently looking for the driver of the SUV who fled the accident, however no arrests have yet been made.
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