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Beggars Belief

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Muddyfox, 17 Feb 2008.

  1. Muddyfox

    Muddyfox Veteran

  2. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    They do seem to specialise in late news over there.:biggrin::biggrin:
     
  3. Iriondo was not wearing a helmet or reflective clothing when he was killed and was hit when he rode through a Give Way junction.

    So he gets off because of this?
     
  4. Muddyfox

    Muddyfox Veteran

    I realise that the story of the death was covered on here before but this is the first i've seen of the car driver suing the boys family for damage to his car

    Simon
     
  5. dudi

    dudi Senior Member

    Location:
    Ipswich, Suffolk
    3 words sum it up for me...

    what a cock.
     
  6. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
  7. Pete

    Pete Guest

    Just been practicing my (rusty :biggrin:) Spanish and dug up one of the original articles in El Pais. If I understand the article correctly, it seems that this story caused an immense public outcry in Spain - more people commented on this story than any other, in the press and on the TV networks - mostly condemnation of the driver :biggrin:. I'm glad to see the commonsense and compassionate element in Spanish people.
     
  8. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Location:
    Behind a desk

    Two words do it for me: Audi Driver.
     
  9. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    Location:
    Suffolk.
    It would be interesting to know how wearing a helmet or reflective clothing would have helped being hit at 100 miles an hour. The driver has certainly got some bare faced cheek :biggrin:
     
  10. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    The driver has a problem in his head as well as with his driving!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Can't say I am in the least bit surprised myself. Especially once you realise that it happened in Spain. We all know that they are all about bullfighting and donkey-torturing anyway.
     
  12. Jesus. I just wouldn't have the brass neck to do that.
     
  13. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    why focus on him not wearing reflective clothing and helmet and ignore him riding through a give way junction?
     
  14. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    Let's hope karma wreaks some sort of terrible revenge on the man.
     
  15. Pete

    Pete Guest

    Bear in mind that Spain is the only European country to date with a helmet law for adults (albeit only partial in scope). Even if not enforced, this is obviously something insurance companies and lawyers will seize upon...;)