A Norfolk, England, driver felt so entitled to “knock a cyclist off his bike” that she boasted about the act on Twitter, where users quickly recognized the act as a hit-and-run accident and notified the authorities, according to a report in the Daily Mail.
The police subsequently launched an investigation and direct-messaged the driver, Emma Way, 21, asking her to come forward.
The cyclist, a 29-year-old chef, came forward to say that he had originally had no intention of reporting the incident, which occurred during a cycling race, fearing that his girlfriend would ask him not to ride in future races.
He said the driver had swerved to miss another cyclist, then hit him off his bike and into a hedge along the side of the road. When he emerged, she was nowhere to be found.
“She hit me really hard. I am lucky to be alive … I have a sore elbow, a bruised knee, nettle stings from riding through the hedge, but nothing serious,” he told the Mail.
Way also seems to have a habit of tweeting about her driving frustrations, once tweeting a photo an allegedly slow smart-car driver in front of her and on another occasion tweeting a photo of her speedometer reading 95 miles per hour.
Way’s Twitter account has since been deleted, but the Twitter commentary about her actions continues. Some users are referring to the incident as a “twit-and-run.”