What in the Hell is This “Rolling Coal” Trend?
Have you heard of this stupid trend? It's called "rolling coal" and it sent 6 cyclists to the hospital on Saturday just outside of Houston.
Chase Ferrell was traveling behind the cyclist when the crash happened and says it could have been a lot worse. He says the driver should be held accountable.
“When I pulled up on the scene, I thought I was going to be pulling up to people that were dead,” Ferrell said.
Chase Ferrell says he and several other cyclists were training for the Ironman Marathon.
“A kid in a black truck attempted to ‘roll coal’ us where they accelerate past blowing diesel exhaust on cyclist,” he said.
The driver of the truck was identified as a 16-year-old. No charges were filed, and the case remains under investigation. Ferrell told KPRC-TV in Houston that he doesn't understand why the driver was let go.
“It’s senseless. It doesn’t make any sense for anybody to do that to any cyclist…it’s pointless,” he said.
Chase says the teen pulled over and spoke to officers, but he was never arrested. While he’s grateful his friends are alive, he says something needs to be done.
“I don’t understand if it was me who had struck someone else, I would be in jail. I don’t understand how it’s come to this point where there are no consequences this far,” Ferrell said.
I have to agree with Ferrell on this one. It's crazy to let this driver go. He sent 6 cyclists to the hospital. If I had done that I would be in jail.
And what is with the "rolling coal" trend of accelerating and blowing smoke on cyclists in your wake? Apparently, there are several videos of this on YouTube. Doing something like that is totally not cool. And in this instance, the cyclists involved will now need back surgery according to the story. I hope they recover soon and I hope this is a trend that comes to an end soon as well.
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