Sorry mate I didnt see you
God its depressing isn’t it. I really do think that like speeding there is an acceptance that you can get away with punting a cyclist/pedestrian with a car.
Maybe cyclists should start smashing the hard parts of their bikes into cars, scratching them etc and claim the same.
I did exactly that last June. Driver’s insurance company came after me.Posted 7 years agoluked2Member
Not everyone gets off though.
A woman who killed a time trialist in 2009 on the A1 claimed the same thing. “Sorry, I was distracted by a spider in my car”. They gave her 21 months.Posted 7 years ago
How did they find you?
It was a bad accident, police were there and I gave name etc to them whilst I was in ambulance. They obviously gave the details to the driver. Luckily my home contents covers it so they responded to the drivers insurers – apparently they always have a go at reclaiming costs but rarely pursue, as they need to present a case with evidence etc, and seeing as the copper didn’t speak to any witnesses and I didn’t claim liability it would be interesting to see what they would do. Not heard anything for a few months so hoping it is all over.Posted 7 years ago
My friend anthony was killed on a sunny day by a van driver who ran into the back of him and another rider, he wasnt even charged with careless driving.
Thats terrible. My mates’ dad was killed by a young driver going too fast, losing control and crossing the road into him as he cycled, I think the driver got away largely scot free. He was a green party member and cycle activist too, really sad.Posted 7 years ago
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