A Seattle woman alleged to have rammed a bicyclist who was riding too slowly for her taste has been charged with assault.
King County prosecutors claim Erika A. Soerensen rammed the 32-year-old cyclist after screaming at him on a West Seattle street. Soerensen, 37, is alleged to have fled the scene following the July 8 incident.
According to charging papers, the cyclist was riding near the intersection of 26th Avenue Southwest and Southwest Alaska Street when Soerensen passed him in a Nisan Sentra. When Soerensen approached Southwest Andover Street, the cyclist passed her.
As he stopped at the intersection, Soerensen pulled up alongside him and began screaming, the man told police. According to charging papers, he then heard her tires squeal and watched as the car swung into a bicycle lane and hit him.
Knocked down, the man was not seriously injured in the incident. The driver then sped away.