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Biker Dad: Rider rammed in Florida road rage incident

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Lee County, FL (NBC) -

Road rage on the streets of Lehigh Acres in Florida sent a motorcycle rider to the hospital and landed another man in jail.

Deputies said Gregory Pointer hit the biker with his truck and ran him off the road. 

It was supposed to be a relaxing day on his bike. It's a nice day I'm gonna go ahead and go for a ride," said Michael Johnston of the day he was run off the road.

He had left his house on his motorcycle, wedding gift from his wife Krista.

 "I love it. That's my sense of freedom," said Johnston.

Johnston said he was only gone 10 minutes when a man in a green truck in front of him slammed on his brakes. Johnston said he pulled up beside the truck, and said, "'did you not see me back there? Just slow down and pay attention.This is my life and he didn't really like that.'"

Johnston said that's when the unexpected happened.

"He rammed me. I was going to pass him he looked at me, said his profanity and just bam!"

Pieces of Johnston's windshield are still laying in the ditch where he ended up. When he came to he had tunnel vision and couldn't believe he was alive.

"He just kept right on. He gunned it."

Johnston's thoughts immediately went to his six kids.

"I thought I wasn't gonna be able to see my kids grow up to be honest I thought I was done." Witnesses told deputies they saw Gregory Pointer hit Johnston. Pointer was arrested and charged with battery with a deadly weapon

"The very least they should do is take his license," Krista Johnston, the victim's wife, said.

She went to the scene of the crash and saw her injured husband, "it was just pure terror." And now the wedding gift may have to go.

"I really don't want him riding down here anymore," Krista said.

Pointer has bonded out of jail. The Johnstons said he should go to prison for the crime. As for riding his motorcycle again, Michael Johnston said right now he doesn't think he will.

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Chris Best is the Assistant News Director for WMC Action News 5. He's a husband and father of four. He's also a motorcycle enthusiast.

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