CRIME
05/31/2016 01:59 pm ET Updated May 31, 2016

Road Rage Video Shows Driver Crushing Veteran's Motorcycle With His Car

"I thought the guy was trying to kill us, obviously,” the injured biker said.

One minute they're returning from a Memorial Day bike ride. The next, a driver nearly crushes them with his car in an apparent road-rage attack.

Video capturing Monday's hit and run in Tampa, Florida, shows two riders thrown off their motorcycle as a man appears to intentionally drive his car over their bike.

Within seconds, Navy veteran Joseph Philipp Calderazzo and his passenger, Melanie Ann Milinkovich, are scrambling on the road’s asphalt as the car peels away.

Calderazzo said he feared for his life in the incident, which happened as they were returning from their patriotic ride.

Video uploaded to YouTube shows the car driving over a motorcycle and then peeling away from the scene.
Abraham Garcia/YouTube
Video uploaded to YouTube shows the car driving over a motorcycle and then peeling away from the scene.

"I thought the guy was trying to kill us, obviously,” Calderazzo, whose leg was injured in the attack, told WTSP News.

Abe Garcia, who uploaded the footage to Facebook and YouTube shortly after, described the run-in as going “0-100 real quick.”

The Florida Highway Patrol has since identified the driver as Robert Vance, 31, of Land O’ Lakes. Police allege he's a habitual offender, who was driving without a valid driver’s license at the time.

Robert Vance, 31, faces a slew of charges following Monday's incident.
Pasco County Sheriff's Office
Robert Vance, 31, faces a slew of charges following Monday's incident.

He was jailed Monday on an aggravated battery with a deadly weapon charge, one count of leaving the scene of a crash involving injury and one of operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license, online records show.

Calderazzo and Milinkovich were reportedly not seriously injured.

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