Police investigate viral Twitter video of car striking cyclist

Police investigate viral Twitter video of car striking cyclist

The video shows the driver calling the cyclist some vulgarities and then hitting him or her and then driving off. "We're not quite sure if the video is authentic," said Philadelphia Police Lt. John Walker. "And that's the problem with social media. People can post anything and it's left up to the interpretation of the person viewing it." The Twitter user who posted the video tells Action News he reposted the clip from another user and that "the video is in Miami, and police and many others assume it is me because I posted it and my Twitter handle is @BenjiFromPhilly." But residents on the 5200 block of Florence Avenue identify the location depicted in the video as their block. "I see my car... I see the awning in front of my house..." said Brittany Carter of Southwest Philadelphia. "If the person did get hit, they probably got back up and rode off." "There's so much going on on the internet, but hopefully whoever it is, is OK," he said.

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PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) —

The seven-second clip posted on Twitter on Thursday has been viewed more than 330,000 times.

The video shows the driver calling the cyclist some vulgarities and then hitting him or her and then driving off.

Philadelphia police are now trying to determine if the video is legit or if it was staged.

“We’re not quite sure if the video is authentic,” said Philadelphia Police Lt. John Walker. “And that’s the problem with social media. People can post anything and it’s left up to the interpretation of the person viewing it.”

The Twitter user who posted the video tells Action News he reposted the clip from another user and that “the video is in Miami, and police and many others assume it is me because I posted it and my Twitter handle is @BenjiFromPhilly.”

But residents on the 5200 block of Florence…

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