Bicyclist punched by motorist in Clearwater

Posted at 9:04 PM, Apr 10, 2016

A 44-year-old Clearwater man is recovering from a broken orbital bone after he says teens driving an SUV pulled up next to him while he was riding his bike and sucker punched him through the car window Tuesday.

Home surveillance video captured the attack.

Derek Queener, 44, say he was riding his bike on Jackson Street between North Lincoln and North Prescott Streets when a group of teens pulled up next to him in Jeep.

"You could feel the bright flash," said Queener of the punch.  "Everything went black in my left eye."

Queener says he has a broken orbital bone, among other injuries.

Queener told ABC Action News the teens also yelled out the window at him.

"They yelled out how do you like that [expletive]?" Queener recalled.

The video has now been handed over to Clearwater PD.

"Not only did they assault me they decided to taunt me like it was funny," Queener said.

A second man was attacked less than 24 hours later and called a racial slur, according to Queener.  That incident was also captured on home surveillance camera.

The car is described as a silver Jeep Compass with black rims and after market ground effects package.