Montclair man purposely hits 17-year-old bike thief with car

MONTCLAIR, NJ – A man purposely chased down and hit a 17-year-old teenager with his car after the juvenile stole a bike belonging to the vehicle driver’s son.

According to Patch.com, Victor Riofrio-Montenegro, 35, and his son pursued the bike thief in their vehicle after the teen took the bike from in front of their residence last Thursday. Riofrio-Montenegro’s wife also pursued the biker on foot, but fell and hurt her leg.

Riofrio-Montenegro caught up to the teenager in front of Glenfield Middle School and some sort of altercation began. The teenager apparently kicked at Riofrio-Montenegro’s vehicle,  slapped his son, and then fled the scene on foot.

Responding officials found the injured teenager nearby on Mission Street. After investigating, it was determined that the teenager had been struck by Riofrio-Montenegro’s vehicle sometime during the incident.

The teenage suspect, Riofrio-Montenegro’s wife, and son were all transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

Riofrio-Montenegro has been charged with assault after the incident. The teenager was charged with theft.

The New Jersey bicycle accident attorneys of Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers provide these blog posts to keep our neighbors informed about accidents across the Garden State. They should not be construed as legal advice. However, if you or someone you love has been injured on the road and someone else is at fault, we would like to discuss your case with you. Contact us today to begin a free, no-obligation consultation.

Written by: Brach Eichler Injury Lawyers Last Updated : November 29, 2021
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