Breaking news: Road rage doctor guilty of assaulting cyclists

LA physician faces possible jail term

A doctor has been found guilty of slamming on his brakes in a deliberate attempt to injure two cyclists

A driver has been found guilty of injuring two cyclists in a road rage attack. Jurors in Los Angeles heard that Dr Christopher Thompson deliberately slammed on his car’s brakes moments after overtaking the pair.


The riders did not have enough space to stop or swerve. One rode into the rear windscreen of the car, breaking his nose and front teeth. The other crashed into the kerb and injured his shoulder.

Thompson was convicted of six felonies, including assault with a deadly weapon, and one misdemeanour. He was remanded in custody pending sentencing. The incident happened on Mandeville Canyon Road, LA, on 4 July 2008.


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