Claim: Photograph shows a car plowing into a group of cyclists.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, January 2009]
This photo is doing the rounds, is it real?
Origins: The above-displayed photograph of a motorist plowing into a group of bicyclists has
an aspect of cartoonish violence to it that has led many viewers to question whether it might have been faked or staged (possibly for a film shoot). However, the accident depicted in this picture was, unfortunately, all too real.
The incident shown here took place on 1 June 2008 during a
Last updated: 18 May 2015
Grimaldo, Roberto Aguilar. “Relata Ciclista Sobreviviente Accidente en Tamaulipas.” El Universal. 2 June 2008. Grimaldo, Roberto Aguilar. “Nos Centró; No Fue un Accidente.” El Universal. 3 June 2008. Associated Press. “1 Dead as Car Plows Into Mexican Bike Race.” 3 June 2008.