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Just saw this hit and run

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Just saw this hit and run

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-essex-41174459/cctv-captures-clacton-zebra-crossing-hit-and-...

My first thought was - given the speed the car was approaching the crossing and the distance it was from it when he started to cross on his scooter - how on earth did he expect the car to stop in time

 

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On the other hand if the driver saw someone just about to cross he should have been slowing down - but what were they hiding by driving off?

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Re: Just saw this hit and frun

And the Green Cross Man would say "wait for the car to stop before crossing".

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Seems a six & two threes situation, guy on the scooter didn't stay put 'til the car stopped, car didn't stop (and of course sped off) with someone waiting to cross, on both counts it's ignorance of the green cross code and highway code, though the latter has a stronger punishment, especially given they didn't stop and stay put...

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Re: Just saw this hit and frun

I saw this earlier. He seems to have had a fleeting glance to the right then just started across. It appears he had headphones on so maybe he just didn't hear/register the sound of the engine.

 

For the driver to just reverse away is so wrong - maybe something to hide, maybe shock?

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Mav wrote:
For the driver to just reverse away is so wrong - maybe something to hide, maybe shock?

 

Many potential reasons, banned, uninsured, untaxed, no MOT, illegal immigrant, idiot, no sense of honour and decency, criminal record, points on the licence, could go on but CBA... Grin

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Re: Just saw this hit and frun

Regardless of the pedestrians wrongs here, it'll still be the drivers fault. The motorist is always in the wrong.

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The pedestrian may have been guilty of being stupid by not paying attention but the driver broke the law by driving off.

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He was very lucky to only have minor injuries Shocked

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from http://www.nopenaltypoints.co.uk/legal-rules-involved-traffic-accident.html

"Punishments for Leaving or Failing to Report a Road Traffic Accident

As two of the more serious road traffic offences there are severe punishments involved if the driver is found guilty. Failure to stop at the scene of an accident and failure to report an accident can both result in driving disqualifications. Both of these offences can result in the driver having up to 10 penalty points applied to his or her licence. A fine of up to £5000 can also be applied. Drivers found guilty of either of these traffic offences can also be sentenced to up to six months in prison, although this is rare."

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Too many idiotic inpatient drivers
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Yes @Oldjim, I can see the car was going at some pace, and he (the person crossing and driver should have paid more attention). Just because it is a Zebra crossing, doesn't mean the driver is paying attention and will stop.

When I cross I look at the driver and make sure they are slowing down before I start to cross.

That looked quite horrific, lucky he got away with just minor injuries.