What’s not clear from the video above is how this incident started. What is clear is, the pickup truck driver was clearly trying to get away from this group of motorcyclists, and when they wouldn’t let him away, he resorted to desperate measures.
It seems the group of sportbike riders was headed to a stunt show, the ninth annual La Carne Azada event. The Chicago Tribune quotes local police as saying they tried to get the sportbike pilots to slow down, but they simply ignored the traffic patrol car “with total disregard,” riding around the car when it tried to stop them at an intersection. The incident with the truck driver started shortly afterwards.
Police say the truck driver changed lanes to get away from the riders, and the aggression started afterwards. One rider punched the drive through his truck window, police say, and was struck back. One thing led to another, and the bikers’ rolling roadblock eventually fell apart as the truck knocked over a parked bike, drove over a church lawn, and sped off, no doubt afraid the riders intended to go all Mad Max on him.