A video circulating on social media shows a cyclist deliberately hitting a girl with his knee.
On Friday, December 25, the incident took place at a nature park in Baraque Michel, Belgium. The girl was walking happily with her mother when a man on a cycle appears from a bend and hit her with the knee, leading the girl to tumble down the cold, snowy road.
The footage shows the stranger sounding the bell, but the woman and the kid couldn’t listen to it, probably because their ears were covered with hats and hoods. The child was identified as Neia and has received no serious injury during the incident. The dad was infuriated by the whole scene and chased the cyclist for confrontation.
Patrick Mpasa was filming his wife and daughter walking on the snowy road when the unpleasant incident occurred. He shared the video on social media and asked people if the cyclist should apologize or not. He also said the man refused to apologize when he stopped him; thus, he thinks it is his right to report the incident to the police.
Public prosecutors said they are aware of the incident and are investigating the matter. The family also said that if he had bumped into the girl mistakenly, he must stop to make sure that she is okay instead of passing by without paying any attention. Police have asked the witnesses and the family to contact them and provide the necessary details.
After Mpasa filed the complaint against the unknown cyclist, he contacted him to ask for the complaint’s withdrawal.
Mpasa said the cyclist said he didn’t do that intentionally, and if he would have seen the girl falling, he must have stopped.He explained the cause of the incident, but he still didn’t apologize for his mistake. Mpasa said the cyclist thinks he is overreacting as if what he has done is not a big deal.
The dad said he has no plan to take any revenge; he only wants to raise awareness among people about the road incidents caused due to carelessness.
Few people think the dad should’ve hit the rude cyclist, but Mpasa said he disagrees with this as this could’ve worsened the situation.According to the reports, the cyclist has been arrested and is sentenced to prison for one year.