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11 Oct 2017 13:22

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12 Oct 2017 23:39



Just another deadbeat in a car who would probably run for his life if someone actually threatened him. What a hero. I hope they catch him and at least embarrass him publicly if that's actually possible. Deserves a jail sentence but not in this world. Probably community service because of his previous driving record or some such.
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13 Oct 2017 20:07

I was searching (unsuccessfully) for further developments in the case of the Nashville school headmaster who'd hit-and-run a cyclist in Tennessee and came across this:

Cyclist punched in face by motorist in Asheville, NC
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14 Oct 2017 06:22

StyrbjornSterki wrote:I was searching (unsuccessfully) for further developments in the case of the Nashville school headmaster who'd hit-and-run a cyclist in Tennessee and came across this:

Cyclist punched in face by motorist in Asheville, NC


Just another idiot. Good result by dashcam !
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Re: Driving into cyclists the Emma way

23 Oct 2017 17:51

Cyclists hit by cars is becoming a depressingly more frequent subject in the news. Last week, a cop on a bike in San Francisco was struck by an armed man who was a suspect in another case; the perp apparently intentionally ran down the cop, who is in critical condition. The suspect was later apprehended.

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/San-Francisco-police-officer-seriously-injured-by-12288660.php

Then a couple days later, two cyclists were victims of a hit and run on a stretch of road in the Bay Area that local inhabitants have long complained about. The local TV news said that both riders were thrown 20-30 feet from their bikes, and that one of them, who apparently was wearing clip-ons, was literally thrown out of his shoes, which remained attached to the pedals.

http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/10/21/suv-driver-leaves-scene-after-striking-cyclists-in-danville/

Not bike-related, but a few weeks ago, a woman in a car hit and critically injured a three year old. The woman was not even supposed to be driving the car. It had been brought in for service at an auto shop where she worked, and she took it for a ride without permission. She not only left the scene, but returned the car, apparently thinking no one could trace the car. I’m guessing that in addition to her legal problems, she will lose her job.

http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/09/28/police-locate-smart-car-detain-driver-in-richmond-child-hit-and-run/
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Re: Driving into cyclists the Emma way

30 Oct 2017 02:23

decent charges being laid, and even charges being upgraded makes for a difference, although looking at one of them suggests he won't be removed from the road...
The 62-year old cyclist suffered critical head injuries caused when he was struck by a Mitsubishi sedan travelling in the same direction along Saints Rd at Salisbury Park early on Sunday, October 22.

The Salisbury man died in Royal Adelaide Hospital on Saturday, ....

After the crash, a 19-year old Modbury man was charged with offences including causing serious injury by dangerous driving, driving disqualified and driving with a blood alcohol reading of 0.091.

Police said the most serious charge would be upgraded to causing death by dangerous driving.

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/law-order/cyclist-hit-by-car-at-salisbury-park-dies-week-later-in-hospital-as-charges-upgraded-against-teenager/news-story/a5a3e3b13bcf04006612a252e787cc62
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Re: Driving into cyclists the Emma way

30 Oct 2017 04:10

Archibald wrote:decent charges being laid, and even charges being upgraded makes for a difference, although looking at one of them suggests he won't be removed from the road...
The 62-year old cyclist suffered critical head injuries caused when he was struck by a Mitsubishi sedan travelling in the same direction along Saints Rd at Salisbury Park early on Sunday, October 22.

The Salisbury man died in Royal Adelaide Hospital on Saturday, ....

After the crash, a 19-year old Modbury man was charged with offences including causing serious injury by dangerous driving, driving disqualified and driving with a blood alcohol reading of 0.091.

Police said the most serious charge would be upgraded to causing death by dangerous driving.

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/law-order/cyclist-hit-by-car-at-salisbury-park-dies-week-later-in-hospital-as-charges-upgraded-against-teenager/news-story/a5a3e3b13bcf04006612a252e787cc62


Charges are one thing but the sentences are usually vanilla at best. If the driver had run into another car and killed someone it would be completely different. It seems cyclists are always held partly responsible for the accidents they are involved in but the reality is most accidents are caused by the drivers and statistics back it up and of course are completely meaningless to the innocent victims and the court system.
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Re: Driving into cyclists the Emma way

04 Nov 2017 00:02

Merckx index wrote:Cyclists hit by cars is becoming a depressingly more frequent subject in the news. Last week, a cop on a bike in San Francisco was struck by an armed man who was a suspect in another case; the perp apparently intentionally ran down the cop, who is in critical condition. The suspect was later apprehended.

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/San-Francisco-police-officer-seriously-injured-by-12288660.php

Then a couple days later, two cyclists were victims of a hit and run on a stretch of road in the Bay Area that local inhabitants have long complained about. The local TV news said that both riders were thrown 20-30 feet from their bikes, and that one of them, who apparently was wearing clip-ons, was literally thrown out of his shoes, which remained attached to the pedals.

http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/10/21/suv-driver-leaves-scene-after-striking-cyclists-in-danville/

Not bike-related, but a few weeks ago, a woman in a car hit and critically injured a three year old. The woman was not even supposed to be driving the car. It had been brought in for service at an auto shop where she worked, and she took it for a ride without permission. She not only left the scene, but returned the car, apparently thinking no one could trace the car. I’m guessing that in addition to her legal problems, she will lose her job.

http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/09/28/police-locate-smart-car-detain-driver-in-richmond-child-hit-and-run/


Makes for depressing reading.
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Re: Driving into cyclists the Emma way

04 Nov 2017 00:08

movingtarget wrote:
Merckx index wrote:Cyclists hit by cars is becoming a depressingly more frequent subject in the news. Last week, a cop on a bike in San Francisco was struck by an armed man who was a suspect in another case; the perp apparently intentionally ran down the cop, who is in critical condition. The suspect was later apprehended.

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/San-Francisco-police-officer-seriously-injured-by-12288660.php

Then a couple days later, two cyclists were victims of a hit and run on a stretch of road in the Bay Area that local inhabitants have long complained about. The local TV news said that both riders were thrown 20-30 feet from their bikes, and that one of them, who apparently was wearing clip-ons, was literally thrown out of his shoes, which remained attached to the pedals.

http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/10/21/suv-driver-leaves-scene-after-striking-cyclists-in-danville/

Not bike-related, but a few weeks ago, a woman in a car hit and critically injured a three year old. The woman was not even supposed to be driving the car. It had been brought in for service at an auto shop where she worked, and she took it for a ride without permission. She not only left the scene, but returned the car, apparently thinking no one could trace the car. I’m guessing that in addition to her legal problems, she will lose her job.

http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/09/28/police-locate-smart-car-detain-driver-in-richmond-child-hit-and-run/


Makes for depressing reading.

Jeez-zuss!

Depressing indeed!
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09 Nov 2017 13:27



I read that the driver has finally given herself up to the police after her car was found dumped.
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Re: Driving into cyclists the Emma way

21 Nov 2017 02:15

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Re: Driving into cyclists the Emma way

22 Nov 2017 11:47



The sentence is a disgrace.
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26 Nov 2017 12:42

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Salient points:

* Wearing helmet
* Travelling same direction as car
* Was presumably in front of car to end up under wheels
* 20km/h/12mph speed limit (er...exceeded much?)
* Was "just a series of unfortunate events"
* No charges laid
* Just another dead bike rider - whoopsie but what do you expect? Your kind are a danger to yourselves
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27 Nov 2017 20:56

Stingray34 wrote:


Salient points:

* Wearing helmet
* Travelling same direction as car
* Was presumably in front of car to end up under wheels
* 20km/h/12mph speed limit (er...exceeded much?)
* Was "just a series of unfortunate events"
* No charges laid
* Just another dead bike rider - whoopsie but what do you expect? Your kind are a danger to yourselves


Yes all enough to warrant further investigation. CC TV probably would have made for disturbing viewing.
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Re: Driving into cyclists the Emma way

10 Dec 2017 16:22

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/cyclist-dead-after-being-hit-by-car-in-macedon-20171210-h022q4.html

In June, a cyclist was left fighting for his life after he and two others were hit by a car on the same stretch of road.

Six years ago, a bike lane was installed on the same stretch of road but it was removed amid community opposition.


Welcome to the nation of Strayamate. Love it or leave it. Of course silly push bike riders are gunna get hit. Can't help it mate. We hafta drive, ay.....my taxes....special treatment....minorities....pay bloody rego first....we're the real victims.
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