VIDEO: Asheville cyclist appears to be punched by motorist, driver charged


ASHEVILLE, NC (WSPA) – Video appears to show an Asheville cyclist being punched by a driver.

Asheville police say it happened on Sand Hill Road at Sardis Road a week ago.

You see the driver go up to the cyclist and hit him in the face.

The video was caught on camera by a commercial vehicle and shared with Asheville on Bikes.Read more at

The driver – Claude Watson – is charged with simple assault and reckless driving to endanger.

The cyclist’s attorney tells 7 News he is shaken up after getting a bloody nose from the incident.

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