Tune in Now: Ninth Avenue Road Rage Incident on CBS 2 News

Ray Bengen, the cyclist who was assaulted by the driver of a Ford Excursion blocking the Ninth Avenue bike lane, will appear tonight on the 6:00 p.m. edition of the CBS 2 local news. Ray just emailed to say the producers have confirmed they’ll broadcast a segment featuring him explaining the road rage incident. Let’s hope they do the story justice.

Update: If you missed the broadcast, here’s the report filed by correspondent Deborah Garcia.

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