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I had a crash today..

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by yenrod, 9 Jul 2007.

  1. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Crisped front wheel nothing major yuh know :laugh:

    1st in 20yrs...

    Basically it was like this ...

    Riding up to some lights 6cars orso waiting, road on left, 'lady' in car with kids (taking them to school :biggrin: ) the 3rd car back lets her out - I'm coming up on the inside she doesnt look proper and them pulls in to her left AGAIN to some shops JUST b4 the lights, which upon her pulling out went to Green, I end up being forced to the left with her turning car and up up partially under it.

    Kid opens front passenger door only to find me; then 'lady' realises whats shes done and goes into shock.

    I remove myself from car realise front wheels farked :laugh: and vetn my anger at it and her and the car - non violently ! :blush:

    Take myself and bike across to by the shops and struggle to remove wheel from frame so 'crisped' is it ! - try and straighten wheel no luck so its gonna be time off and a bloody walk back.

    So thats the story - I wasnt really in the mood to get any details as I was soo IRRITATED by here actions I didnt wasnt ot know but what turns out to be her daughter comes over and says here mum will pay for the bike :rolleyes:

    So say aint got pen but the young girl in private school uniform takes my no. on her phone soo we'll see but generally Im too disgusted at her actions in regards to whats shes done.

    1st in 20yrs riding - BASTARD !!! :thumbsup:
     
  2. longers

    longers Veteran

    Arsecheese. :blush:

    I've just made you a virtual cup of tea and I'm feeling positive that they'll cough up for the damage too.
     
  3. graham56

    graham56 Veteran

    Sorry to hear about your run in Yenrod, sounds nasty but the main thing is that your ok, suppose it could have been a lot worse.
     
  4. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    I hope so cause how do you replace half a wheel set thats pretty much impossible to replace - the only thing I can think of is new pair of wheels next PD... :rolleyes:

    Thnaks for cuppa mate... :blush:
     
  5. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Sorry to hear about that and glad your ok. Be sure to get the frame checked as well.
     
  6. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Bummer.
    Have to say Yenners, good record if the first in 20 years, so there must have been some bad-Kaharma buzzing around you today.

    You did tell her the wheels were £500....each didn't you?
     
  7. Flying_Monkey

    Flying_Monkey Toll Collector on the Road to Nowhere

    I'm just happy it was just your bike and not your legs getting crushed... and you might get a new bike out of it at least! :blush:
     
  8. Cab

    Cab New Member

    Location:
    Cambridge
    Seconded. Glad you walked away from that one rather than having to be carried, Yenrod!
     
  9. Bad Company

    Bad Company The Next Stig !

    Location:
    East Anglia
    Hey ease up - The lady made a mistake, we all do from time to time.

    If she honours her pledge to pay for the damage and you were not hurt then surely that should be an end to it.

    I would also hope that she learnt something from the experience though!
     
  10. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    mistake, maybe, but it's still negligence imho.

    it's high time that causing death and injury stopped being dealt with differently on account of a car being involved.

    it is manslaughter, attempted murder or murder. only in incidents such as yenrods is there a need for a separate offence of driving without due care and attention.
     
  11. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    Bad luck Yenners, hope the deal is settled quickly so you can get onto the bike again. As others have said you're not hurt so that is a good thing!!
     
  12. Blue

    Blue Legendary Member

    Location:
    Cyprus
    Very glad you weren't hurt as people can be harder to fix than bikes.

    I hope it doesn't put you off your cycling in any way.
     
  13. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    It may have been a mistake, but that kind of comment dismisses the fact that a car is a potentially very dangerous piece of machinery. It's very easy to kill someone with a car, and yenrod is just lucky that it was his wheel and not his legs that were crushed.

    People need to remember the responsibility involved in controlling potentially lethal machinery.
     
  14. beanzontoast

    beanzontoast Veteran

    Location:
    South of The Peaks
    First in 20 years is good going! I'm on 2 in 18 months - one sunken drain cover, one taxi driver who suddenly pulled out from a junction...

    I hope they do pay for your bike, mate.
     
  15. Lardyboy

    Lardyboy New Member

    Glad you were OK Yenrod - got to add that first one in twenty is bl**dy good going.

    Did you get any of her details? Or are you relying on her phoning you? I hope you at least got the reg. no.?