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Minivanman
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Am I the only one to be puzzled to put it mildly, why this cyclist gets clobbered financially for knocking over a women who walked out in front of him while she was using her phone? 

What the 'you know what'.

Maybe he should have taken legal advice, but it still seems an unfair judgement to me. Lets be careful out there, just in case somebody who is not being careful walks out in front of you. 


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Marksfish
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Because these days it pays to have no common sense and it is always someone elses'fault Knuppel

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Attitudes are changing and it's time cyclists were held responsible for their actions. Maybe now they'll consider Insurance and not rely on crowd funding....

Minivanman
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@Champnet  Of course, but from what I read the cyclist was going through a green light and the person on the phone just walked out in front - or have I got that wrong and if not, why should the guy on the bike get the blame.

All for having a pop at the peddlers when deserved, but this?

Not one for introducing yet another law but jaywalking needs to be put on the books, it is in other countries.


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@Minivanman Spot on with your last comment.Thumbs_Up

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I can understand why car drivers for example should be held accountable and have to watch out for pedestrians, but this was a bike for heaven's sake. Sure there is something about pedestrians having some sort of 'right of way' when crossing the road after all, we can't have a situation where it's OK to run people over! Roll_eyes


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@Minivanman wrote:

this was a bike for heaven's sake.

A cyclist who had time to sound his horn but not slow down, he knocked the girl out.

You obviously haven't seen how the cyclists behave in central London.

 

 

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Wouldn't even have gone to court if the cyclist had been driving a car.

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He would probably be a circus act.

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Perhaps a good reason why cyclists should have insurance?

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Some of you might remember the trainee lawyer who sued her landlord when she fell through the garage roof of the property next-door, where she'd been sunbathing.  In her view the landlord had committed an offence by not warning her of the inadvisability of her actions.  I seem to remember that in this case the landlord didn't have a case to answer, but how far does one go in pointing out dangers to tenants?  Should one warn people of the hazards of crossing a busy local road, and how wide is the area around one's property about which one has to issue warnings?