Moment Brazilian driver reverses over man and five-year-old son ‘because he was upset, child cycled in the middle of the street’
- Disturbing video footage shows the moment a motorist hit a man and his five-year-old son in Pará, Brazil, on Sunday evening
- The driver was angry that the boy was blocking the street with his bicycle and arguing with the child’s father
- The man would put his child aside before hitting his head against the vehicle, which also upset the motorist
- The driver then put his car in reverse and ran into the man and the boy before escaping
- The child suffered a cut to the head and received three stitches. He and his father, who was also injured, are recovering at home
Brazilian authorities are looking for a driver caught on video deliberately hitting a man and his five-year-old son with his vehicle.
Surveillance video shows the driver trying to make a right turn in Bélem, Pará, but has to stop because the boy is sitting on his bicycle in the middle of the street.
The driver confronted the child’s father and complained about the boy riding his bike, G1 reported
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A man in Belém, Brazil, stands next to his five-year-old who was riding a bicycle just before the driver of the vehicle deliberately ran over them on Sunday night. The child suffered a cut to the head and received three stitches. Both he and his father, who was also injured, are now recovering at home
Glauxi Teixeira told Brazilian news channel G1 that her husband (pictured behind the car) admitted he made the mistake of throwing his glass cup at the car after the heated exchange with the driver of the vehicle before he and his son were run over by the upset driver
The father appears to put his son aside so the driver can hit the street before throwing a cup at the vehicle.
The driver slams on the brakes and puts his car into reverse, hitting the parent and child.
Another man standing behind them was also knocked to the ground by the impact.
The boy was taken to a local hospital and given three stitches for a cut he sustained after hitting the sidewalk. His father was also injured. Both were recovering at home.
The driver and the family did not know each other, G1 reports.
A driver drives off after being caught on camera crashing his vehicle into a man and his five-year-old son, who blocked the street Sunday night as he rode his bicycle in Pará, Brazil. The driver has not been arrested
Glauxi Teixeira admitted that her husband was at fault for escalating the argument.
‘My husband got angry and threw the glass at the driver. He admits he made a mistake,” Teixeira said. “But if someone had the courage to run over (them), we know we shouldn’t do that again. It would be worse if he was armed.’
The civil police is leading the investigation into the incident.
The driver was not arrested Tuesday.
“Efforts are underway to investigate all elements of the case, as well as the identification of the driver of the vehicle,” the police said.