Two men have been arrested in connection with a road-rage incident on Commonwealth Avenue Tuesday that injured a bicyclist, authorities said today.
According to the police, officers observed a car with smashed windows, driven by Nick Miller, 42, strike a bicyclist at 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday. The car "struck the bicycle and dragged the bicycle and the victim through the red light," at 900 Commonwealth, according to the police account.
BU Today, in its account of the incident, identified the bicyclist as Stephen Lee, a recent College of Arts and Sciences graduate who said he feels lucky to be alive and was so frightened he did not remember jumping from his bike.
The police said the bicyclist, whom they did not name, had bruises and scrapes but refused medical attention. The bicycle, they said, was damaged beyond repair.
Police said that after the bicyclist was hit, Rocky Jace, 39, exited a vehicle on the other side of the intersection while carrying a tire iron, ran through oncoming traffic, and smashed Miller's windshield.
According to the police report and BU Today, witnesses reported that the two men had been engaged in a road-rage fight, with Miller earlier smashing the rear and side windows of the Jace's vehicle.
The police said Jace was charged with Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon, Driving to Endanger, Malicious Destruction of Property and various motor vehicle violations, and Miller was charged with assault and battery and malicious destruction of property.
Both men are from Providence, and the police said the suspects indicated they "knew each other from work."
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