A guy in Chicago, Illinois allegedly plowed a pickup truck into a gym which was holding a picnic birthday party. Police state Timothy Nielsen, 57, jumped a curb to strike the picnickers, striking a 42-year-old girl.
“The victim was trapped underneath the vehicle and causing severe injuries from the crash,” authorities said in a statement obtained by Law&Crime.
Witnesses at the scene said a confrontation occurred prior to the near-fatal assault. About 10 to 15 friends were holding a cookout, based on local outlet Block Club Chicago. Troy Brown, who belonged to the team, said they were a part of a working club holding a belated birthday party. He explained there was shouting together with the driver of this truck prior to the episode. Brown explained everything happened fast, and that he didn’t quite catch what was said.
But Rob Lopez, the other member of this team, said that he discovered the driver say”f– Asians” or”goddamn Asians” to an Asian friend ahead of the ramming occurred. A neighbor said that the motorist known as the group, a few of whom had dogs together ,”yuppies with dogs.”
Brown is Black, and others in the team were described as being Hispanic. After the motorist allegedly uttered his truck at the group, he struck a white girl. Brown said she had been pinned under the vehicle, but fortunately was able to get out because the truck struck a cooler. He explained she survived with cuts and bruises, and had been traumatized, and had been released from the hospital.
Brown said he and others attempted to block the driver from tripping. A struggle ensued.
“It’s rather hard to shake off it because I had been a part of it,” he explained. “But moreso, I’m grateful that my friend is OK and they are not injured or worse happened.”
[Mugshot through Chicago Police Department]
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