One minute they're returning from a Memorial Day bike ride. The next, a driver nearly crushes them with his car in an apparent road-rage attack.
Video capturing Monday's hit and run in Tampa, Florida, shows two riders thrown off their motorcycle as a man appears to intentionally drive his car over their bike.
Within seconds, Navy veteran Joseph Philipp Calderazzo and his passenger, Melanie Ann Milinkovich, are scrambling on the road’s asphalt as the car peels away.
Calderazzo said he feared for his life in the incident, which happened as they were returning from their patriotic ride.
"I thought the guy was trying to kill us, obviously,” Calderazzo, whose leg was injured in the attack, told WTSP News.
Abe Garcia, who uploaded the footage to Facebook and YouTube shortly after, described the run-in as going “0-100 real quick.”
The Florida Highway Patrol has since identified the driver as Robert Vance, 31, of Land O’ Lakes. Police allege he's a habitual offender, who was driving without a valid driver’s license at the time.
He was jailed Monday on an aggravated battery with a deadly weapon charge, one count of leaving the scene of a crash involving injury and one of operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license, online records show.
Calderazzo and Milinkovich were reportedly not seriously injured.