Alexander Migues is being billed as a hero for his selfless attempt at stopping the Nice truck attack, which left 84 dead and over 300 injured.
He saw a truck barrelling down the Promenade des Anglais, striking a pedestrian, so he hopped on his motorcycle and tried to stop the driver.
He got to the door of the truck and tried to pull it open, riding alongside, only backing off when the driver fired a gun at him.
Today, he had this to say about his actions that night.
“I saw the truck rise into the sidewalk and run over this lady. It then came off the sidewalk and tried to run me over as well,” he recounted. “Instinct took over: I can’t even explain now how I started chasing the truck. When I saw him doing what he was doing, being so determined, I felt I had to do something.”
Another member of the public threw his scooter under the refrigerated truck in an attempt to stop it. Mr Migues told Nice Matin newspaper “the scooter hit the truck and then I heard shots being fired. I did what I could, but I would have loved to have stayed on in the truck and force it onto the central reservation or slow it down more so that more people had time to escape.”
I can’t fucking imagine.
Mr. Migues dramatic ride was caught on video, which you can see here.
[Via The Independent]