Monday, May 3, 2010 1:35:50 AM
OldOllie has posted a link with more background; the bodyslammer had just earlier beaten the driver up in a roadrage incident, and the jump onto the car was a continuation of the attack. The driver driving away can clearly be argued to be the man trying to escape an obvious aggressor for self-protection.
The aggressor had placed himself between the driver and his safe escape; thus his injury. Had the driver not done this, he may have left himself vulnerable to the aggressor smashing his way into the car to harm him. Considering the aggressor's actions, this would not be an unjustified fear in my opinion, and hitting the gas to escape would seem to be reasonable self-defence.
Saturday, May 1, 2010 2:59:45 PM
@ Angilion ~ I enjoyed reading your rebuttals. Or at least what was left of them.
It's unfortunate that we have no way of knowing what happened here. Was this all in good fun? Did the driver fear for their safety? Did the driver even intend to run the guy over? Maybe it was assumed he would just roll off.
If a drunk man (jovial or irate) jumped onto the hood of my car, I might be startled into hitting the gas. Not out of malevolence, but sheer panic.
Comeuppance is hilarious and I can`t deny that I have a dark sense of humor. But I`m apt to agree that this video could be upsetting and should be labeled as such.