AP released this real-yet-surreal photo of a car plowing viciously into a crowd of cyclists on a highway in Monterrey, a city in Northern Mexico that borders Texas in the U.S. The impact sent bodies and bikes up in the air, leaving one cyclist dead and 10 others injured. One can almost hear the collisions.
The right side of this insane photo also seems to show a police car moving along the same highway at the same time the crash was happening. An eerie stillness compared to the disarming chaos captured on the left side of the photo.
The driver is a 28-year-old American citizen living across the border in Brownsville, Texas. Police investigators say he was drunk and had fallen asleep at the wheel. The accident happened just 15 minutes into the bike race.
The U.S. Consulate has not confirmed the driver’s citizenship. Had the positions been switched (driver Mexican and cyclists American), I wonder if we’d be seeing any difference in coverage.