1st June 08: US motorist crashes into Mexican bicycle race/ride, near Mexican border with Texas. One cyclist killed, ten others injured. Driver arrested and charged. Footage from Kare11.com
The riders were 15 minutes into the 34km race between Playa Bagdad and Matamoros, across from Brownsville, Texas.
Driver Juan Campos, 28, was charged with killing Alejandro Alvarez, 37. Campos was said by police to have been drunk and asleep at the wheel when he ploughed into the cyclists.
In stills at the start of the video, cyclists and bicycles are seen flying through the air. A helmet from one of the cyclists is also seen in mid-air.
Uno scatto drammatico, ma a suo modo eccezionale nella sua tempestività. Il fotografo José Fidelino Vera Hernandez ha immortalato l'istante in cui una macchina travolge un gruppo di ciclisti che partecipava a una corsa nella città di Matamoros, nel Messico Settentrionale. Nell'incidente c'è stata un vittima, 14 i feriti (Ap Photo)