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Bicyclist says he was attacked for not running a red light

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DORCHESTER, Mass. (WHDH) - A driver and a bicyclist are caught in the midst of a he said-he said battle after a street fight in Dorchester.

Hao Nguyen says he was riding his bicycle in the bike lane Tuesday night when he stopped at a red light and a man in the car behind him started screaming, then got out and hit him.

"He was screaming inside his car at me. So I look up and I point ‘didn't you see the red light,’” Nguyen said. "So I turn around to head back on my bike that is when I don't know what happened next. So the next time I regained consciousness I was sitting on the side of the road blood poured all over me on my face."

The confrontation occurred at the corner of Dorchester Ave and Columbia Road just before rush hour.

The driver of that car, Javier Rodriguez, has a different version of what happened.

"’Look dude,’ I said. ‘You slammed on the brakes I almost hit you. What are you doing?’ We started arguing he gets off the bike, throws the bike down and says ‘what.’ So I get out of the car and say ‘what, what are you doing?’ He’s already approaching me,” Rodriguez said.

Nguyen had to be taken to the hospital, a registered nurse who saw the whole thing helped him while an ambulance was on the way.

"This guy just attacked me out of the blue for no good reason,” Nguyen said.  

Nguyen said he is, going to press charges but Rodriguez says he works at a law firm and has witnesses who saw it his way.
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