Subaru Driver Rams Two Cyclists At Speed In Terrifying Video [Update]

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Being a bicyclist in the U.S. is already terrifying, but it must take a special kind of courage to saddle up in large vehicle-loving Texas. A Subaru SUV struck two bikers on a highway in Fort Worth this week, and the terrifying crash was caught on video.

Updated June 20, 2024 8:45 a.m. EST - Police identified the driver of the Subaru Forrester as Benjamin Hylander, an American Airlines employee. He was brought back to the scene of the crash by bicyclists who followed him to a gas station. Police allegedly found six empty beer cans in Hylander’s backpack and charged him with two counts of intoxication assault with a vehicle, one count of accident involving injury and one count of driving while intoxicated, according to the Fort Worth Star Telegram.

The video was posted to /Twitter/ X and shows two people riding in the right-hand lane on a two lane highway. The tweet mentions this crash occurred near the Dallas Fort Worth airport. Please note the video is quite disturbing:

According to the Twitter account which originally posted the video, the bikers should be OK, though there is no official word on their status. The driver of the Subie ran over one of the bicyclists for good measure and then fled the scene, according to WTRF news. Another driver who witnessed the crash chased the driver down, however, and the Subaru driver was arrested by Dallas Fort Worth police. There is currently no word on any charges. Jalopnik has reached out to DFW police and will update this post once we know more.


Being on a bike in America is dangerous business. The National Center for Health Statistics found that, of the 1,230 bicyclist deaths in 2021, 853 died in motor-vehicle crashes. And while we saw a slight decrease in traffic deaths involving cars, bike fatalities are on the rise, spiking 75 percent since a low point in 2010. More aggressive driving, distracted driving and larger vehicles not tested with pedestrian safety in mind seem to be the culprits in this rising tide of death.

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