Former Bogotá Mayor and center-right presidential candidate Enrique Peñalosa was distributing campaign flyers when a motorcyclist began to heckle an insult him, then yelling “Petro presidente!” in support of leftist presidential candidate Gustavo Petro, also a former mayor of Bogotá and current senator.
The motorcyclist attempted to speed off but crashed into another motorcycle. Dazed and writhing in pain, it was Peñalosa who went to attend the individual, ordering for an ambulance to be called.
The incident was reported by El Tiempo columnist Diego Santos. On May 29, Colombians will go to the polls to vote for president. If no candidate wins a majority of votes, the top two candidates will go to a runoff on June 19. According to law, the new president will be inaugurated August 7. The country harbors a deeply divided populace, and polls indicate that Petro, a former leftist guerilla, has his best chance to win the election, though he still has a minority of support in the crowded field.
Este motociclista, mientras Peñalosa entregaba volantes, comenzó a insultarlo y a gritarle Petro Presidente. Como buen cobarde, aceleró, pero karma is a bitch y se estrelló con una moto delante. ¿Qué hizo Peñalosa? Fue a ayudarlo.
El talante de unos y el talante de otros. pic.twitter.com/FFt8xDBRnB
— Diego A. Santos (@DiegoASantos) February 19, 2022