VIDEO: Asheville cyclist appears to be punched by motorist, driver charged

ASHEVILLE, NC (WSPA) – Video appears to show an Asheville cyclist being punched by a driver.

Asheville police say it happened on Sand Hill Road at Sardis Road a week ago.

The motorist, Claude Donald Watson, was charged with Simple Assault and Reckless Driving to Endanger.

You see the driver go up to the cyclist and hit him in the face.

The video was caught on camera by a commercial vehicle and shared with Asheville on Bikes.


The driver – Claude Watson – is charged with simple assault and reckless driving to endanger.

The cyclist’s attorney tells 7 News he is shaken up after getting a bloody nose from the incident.