Film of cyclist knocked off bike and bike run over.

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by PaulB, 27 Jul 2012.

  1. PaulB

    PaulB Guru

  2. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry Here for rides.

    What did the driver of the silver car think they were doing?
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  3. Col5632

    Col5632 Veteran

    How that silver focus "didnt" see him is beyond me, worries me alot that both cars never even seen him and he was wearing bright clothing and had his light on, even after the golf hit him the woman in the focus should have seen that happen, she acted like she hadnt really done that much wrong and didnt even seemed like she cared that she had hurt the cyclist :cursing: I dont think i could have kept my cool if somebody was that blind :cursing:
  4. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry Here for rides.

    according to the comments on youtube silver car woman has seen the video and is pleading 'not guilty'
  5. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

    We've got another thread of this somewhere on here. It'll be interesting what happens when it reaches a conclusion.
  6. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry Here for rides.

    Where? Where?
  7. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Atop a Ti
    It's been posted a few times now.
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  8. Col5632

    Col5632 Veteran

    Its not possible to be anything but guilty, is she blind?
  9. Reiver

    Reiver Ribbit, Ribbit.

    Difficult to know how a not guilty plea could be conjured up - may be "by the time I ran him over he was not riding his bike correctly, cyclists should not be flying through the air" !

    Anybody else come up with a whacky not guilty excuse ?
  10. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry Here for rides.

    She just endlessly, and apparently sincerely, repeats "I didn't see you" in the manner of one, for whom, said phrase is clearly understood as a get-out-of-jail-free card.
  11. Sandra6

    Sandra6 Veteran

    Freaky coincidence, but I was just watching this yesterday.
    The woman was really winding me up with her "I didn't see you" line. I hope you didn't see him otherwise you ran over him on purpose! Not seeing someone isn't any sort of defence.
    And at no point (that I recall anyway) do either of the drivers apologise to the poor guy or ask if he's ok.
    I was a bit shocked at the numpty on the other end of the phone when he rang the police too - I mean, how many times do you have to spell something before they get it?!
  12. Sandra6

    Sandra6 Veteran

    Well technically the cyclist was in the wrong for lying in the road in the first place.
  13. cd365

    cd365 Veteran

    Coventry, uk
    Shocking video
  14. Drago

    Drago Flouncing Nobber

    I know I'm preaching to the choir here, but "didn't see you" simply means "wasn't looking."
  15. col.kurtz

    col.kurtz Well-Known Member

    Wow, he handled that better than me, I'd either be an emotional, jibbering wreck by the side of the road or instigating my own particular brand of justice:angry: . "I didn't see you mate" should never be an exceptable defence but it's a depressing fact that most Magistrates seemto have more empathy for the driver than the cyclist/motorcyclist in cases like this and will nearly always put it down to being "just one of those things". It would help if causing death by dangerous driving was treated with the gravity it deserves and not just some apathetic little incident that nobody had any control over or could forsee was going to happen.
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