A woman from Indiana was arrested in July after she mowed down a motorcyclist, fled the crime scene, and told police that God had insisted that she let him take the wheel. 25-year-old Prionda Hill ran over 47-year-old Anthony Olivery as he rode his motorcycle on July 11, according to police officials.
“She was driving and out of nowhere God told her that he would take it from here and she let go of the wheel and let him take it,” said the police.
Oliveri said that he was riding his Harley Davidson on a busy street when the incident took place. Hill ran over both him and his motorcycle with her 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix.
“I remember it happened and I didn’t quite know what was going on for a split second… As I grabbed the handlebars as the bike was losing control and I looked back around my left shoulder, all I see is her tire and the left bumper getting ready to run my face over,” said Oliveri.
Instead of crushing the victim’s head, which would have been fatal, Hill drove over his torso, leaving him with relatively minor injuries.
Hill said, “I was inches from that bumper and I just said to myself today is the day I die. I just shut my eyes and said if this is the way that God wants to do it then I guess that this is the way we’re going to do it.”
Oliveri suffered broken ribs and some minor abrasions in the accident but he is expected to make a full recovery soon. The hospital released him soon after treatment.
Hill’s godly assault continued after running over Oliveri. She followed up the attack by running into a pickup truck and ended it by crashing into a fast food restaurant, where police arrested her. While Hill was not charged with drunken driving, she had ingested the prescription painkiller Vicodin right before the incident. She admitted that there was nothing wrong with her car on the mechanical front. Hill was eventually charged with criminal recklessness, failing to stop an accident, and two counts of criminal mischief.