A cyclist has posted a terrifying video to Facebook showing his friend suddenly getting knocked to the ground by a hit-and-run driver while they were out along the roads of Tennessee.
Greg Goodman said that he was cycling with his friend, Tyler Noe, when a car "intentionally hit" Noe, before driving off without stopping. Goodman wrote that another witness allegedly said they had seen the same car attempt to hit someone the previous week.
The footage shows Noe jumping to his feet quickly after the incident, with Goodman writing that he was taken to hospital and "doing ok". "He is one TOUGH DUDE!" Goodman wrote.
Natchez Trace Parkway, the area the two men were cycling, issued a statement on Sunday (9 July) saying that an arrest was made after the video was provided to investigators. The park service said that Goodman and Noe had been on a designated bike route.
"Parkway Rangers and Williamson County Sheriff's Deputies identified Marshall III, 58, of Franklin, TN as the vehicle's driver who left the scene." The park service said, adding that Neely has been charged with reckless endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to immediately notify of accident, and failure to render aid. There may also be further charges.
Local reports said that Neely is a school administrator in Nashville. The Tennessean reported that Neely posted an $11,500 (£8,921) bond and was released.
Acting Chief Ranger, Calvin Farmer said "The Natchez Trace Parkway is a designated bicycle route, and bicycle traffic increases dramatically on the weekends and holidays.
"In Mississippi and Tennessee, bicyclists are allowed to use the full lane of traffic to ride in when necessary."