MELBOURNE, Fla. — A Florida woman who police say rammed her car into a motorcycle in a road-rage incident was arrested after the motorcyclist spotted her at the same hospital.
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Alandra Maria Ramirez, 21, of Melbourne, Fla., has been charged with aggravated battery with a motor vehicle.
In a Melbourne Police affidavit, investigators said Ramirez and the motorcyclist were engaged in a "verbal road rage incident ... throughout the city" early Thursday.
The altercation continued until the intersection of South Babcock Street and Brevard Avenue. That's when police say Ramirez intentionally rear-ended the back of the man's motorcycle with the front her 2018 brown Kia four-door.
The crash knocked the motorcyclist off his bike, causing nonlife-threatening injuries to the man.
Meanwhile, the front bumper of the Kia became lodged into the rear tire of the bike. Ramirez then drove off, police said.
While investigating that hit-and-run crash, officers determined that the same Kia was involved in a second hit-and-run crash. They said this time, though, the driver was a man and not Ramirez. Later that morning, before 8 a.m., officers responded to a disturbance in the 100 block of Audubon Drive. There, they made contact with 29-year-old Jamal Williams and determined he was the driver of the second hit-and-run crash.
Later that day, while the motorcyclist in the first crash was at a hospital being treated for the injuries he sustained, he noticed Ramirez, who had turned up at the same hospital for an unrelated issue, investigators said.
Police arrested Ramirez just after 1 a.m. Friday. Williams faces several charges, including leaving the scene of a crash.