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Date: 09/22/08 10:00 AM

57 Responses to NYC Bike Messenger Hit By Van

  1. Profile photo of BoNe_Juggalo
    BoNe_Juggalo Male 13-17
    352 posts
    September 21, 2008 at 11:00 pm
    Link: NYC Bike Messenger Hit By Van - A bike messenger goes berserk in Times Square after being hit by a van. (This very well could be the WTF of the Day.)
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    DeeCache Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2008 at 10:04 am
    its all that crack
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    Discomonkey Male 13-17
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    September 22, 2008 at 10:09 am
    AWKWARD moment that lasted just under 3mins, i thought he`d see the camera and crazy talk the guy,i`d get as far away from him if i seen this happening, i loved all the people saying yo-yo-yo-yo-yo
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    xskullkidx Male 13-17
    277 posts
    September 22, 2008 at 10:13 am
    why was he nearly in tears over his bike?

    i dont get it.

    id atleast stay remotely calm..

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    Discomonkey Male 13-17
    1361 posts
    September 22, 2008 at 10:16 am
    nyc bike messengers, usually love their job and or have little money
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    GavinJLang Male 18-29
    4 posts
    September 22, 2008 at 10:22 am
    Why did the van driver drive continue driving over the guys bike after he hit him? What if the guy had been under his van?
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    September 22, 2008 at 10:31 am
    It`s his own fault when on a bike cutting off a van dosen`t work.
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    iambluebeard Male 30-39
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    September 22, 2008 at 10:37 am`s obviously not the bike messenger that brings Bobby Flay his Throwdown missions. He` a NINJA!!!!!!
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    bobbyo Male 18-29
    318 posts
    September 22, 2008 at 10:42 am
    bike=work, work=money. no bike, no work. no work, no money. No money, no crack (obviously he does crack, he`s black).
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    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
    3301 posts
    September 22, 2008 at 10:45 am
    Why was that camera there?
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    murrymalty Female 18-29
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    September 22, 2008 at 10:50 am
    he makes the van driver feel good about his involvement in the ACCIDENT


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    Rat5Rule Female 13-17
    930 posts
    September 22, 2008 at 11:07 am
    O_o Whoa! $800bike/job/confidence on the road. Three things lost in a couple of seconds. I CANNOT blame him for being hysterical (and what a bout of hysterics he had) after that. The van driver didn`t even stop right away. Could have stopped instantly, and not injured the guy`s ankles.

    And ...XD Bobbyo!!!

    I wish that hadn`t made me laugh. :/

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    deaf_woman Male 30-39
    2720 posts
    September 22, 2008 at 11:08 am
    that guy`s kookoo for cocoa puffs.
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    Myxgyglplx Male 30-39
    223 posts
    September 22, 2008 at 11:17 am
    I saw a bike messenger get cut off by a garbage truck in San Fran...the guy went absolutely berserk. The truck stopped, and the messenger was screaming at the driver, "stay in your own f`ing lane!", while hitting the side of the truck with something (couldn`t tell what it was). It was nuts. The cops finally calmed him down.
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    jimbot Male 18-29
    33 posts
    September 22, 2008 at 11:35 am
    NY sucks
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    TheLegend Male 18-29
    84 posts
    September 22, 2008 at 11:38 am
    "Look at those rims!" wow its a good thing he didn`t break his leg
  17. Profile photo of AahNold
    AahNold Male 30-39
    375 posts
    September 22, 2008 at 11:56 am
    Looks like he got a lesson in physics, bikes should not try to share the road with cars. I don`t live in New York, but it gets annoying when people on bikes ride in the road like they think they have the same rights as cars. If you are incapable of going the speed limit then stay of the road.
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    Angel25 Female 18-29
    297 posts
    September 22, 2008 at 11:56 am
    Wow, he, I think, was in shock! His lifestyle as he said, is ruined... wow. And ouch, for his leg
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    4e574e57363g Male 18-29
    44 posts
    September 22, 2008 at 12:06 pm
    200$ rims. Oh yeaaaaa....
  20. Profile photo of Silverlake
    Silverlake Male 13-17
    766 posts
    September 22, 2008 at 12:08 pm
    Aahnold, the messanger was turning onto the sidewalk, he had right of way, the driver had no reason to keep going, its unacceptable
    (btw i think there is a bike lane in Times, but idk about that)
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    KayaPapaya Female 18-29
    2 posts
    September 22, 2008 at 12:08 pm
    Aahnold, bikes are supposed to ride on the road. In fact, in most places it`s illegal to ride your bike on the sidewalk at all. I couldn`t really tell if the bike messenger swerved in front of the van or not, but assuming he didn`t, the van is entirely responsible for giving any bike rider enough space to ride safely.
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    azzerbdx Male 18-29
    24 posts
    September 22, 2008 at 12:38 pm
    His bike = his job.

    And 200$ rims would take a while to replace with no bike to earn the dollars. Not hugely expensive for rims 4e574e57363g(check bike prices for kit before you sound condescending ) but if he can`t do any deliveries, he wouldn`t be able to afford to replace, nevermind the spokes/hubs/frame damage.

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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11741 posts
    September 22, 2008 at 12:39 pm
    I call BS. Why was that being filmed if it wasn`t staged? Why was someone just "randomly" filming traffic on the street like that?

    That was a setup. The rider knew where the camera was and picked out a vehicle to get by, then let it "hit him". Which means he ran into it. The whole going nuts thing is beyond me though, I still don`t get the point of that.

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    newlife Male 40-49
    254 posts
    September 22, 2008 at 1:03 pm
    serves him right for being so close to a car....i don`t like those bikes that think they can be so close or ride where they want because they are smaller and they will get sympathy from the law when injured...
    HAHAHA...he was crying over a bike...hahaha
  25. Profile photo of Chris201
    Chris201 Male 13-17
    61 posts
    September 22, 2008 at 1:23 pm
    ahh, gotta luv NYC..eveyrtime i go there`s something like this happening...never gets tiring...
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    keith2 Male 30-39
    2589 posts
    September 22, 2008 at 2:04 pm
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    Chiefy Male 18-29
    713 posts
    September 22, 2008 at 3:59 pm
    Okay, Before I start I hate bicyclists with a passion. I don`t understand how they can abide by the same regulations as cars do. The guy was riding to the side (which he should in my opinion) and simply decided to ride in the middle..or turn left, i haven`t decided. How is it okay to have to ride behind a dick with tights on, who rides in the middle of the road at 10-15mph on a 40mph street (Where i live..not the video)
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    fghj Male 30-39
    392 posts
    September 22, 2008 at 4:19 pm
    right across the srteet from toys r us too
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    ericdee Male 18-29
    182 posts
    September 22, 2008 at 4:20 pm
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    September 22, 2008 at 4:22 pm
    Cleaned up. Handshake it is, Aahnold.
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    GEoDLeto Male 30-39
    242 posts
    September 22, 2008 at 4:35 pm
    Can`t feel the least bit sorry for the bike messenger. Does anybody here live in New York? Well if you do you know that these bike messengers are absof**kinglutely insane and that is an understatement. They disregard every traffic law there is, they run red lights, they don`t give a rat`s ass where they turn or how, and if you are a pedestrian you better jump out of the way really quick if you see one heading towards you.
    Therefore I say oh well, you can only ignore the rules so many times before it bites you in the ass.
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    Neagle Male 30-39
    1405 posts
    September 22, 2008 at 5:17 pm
    Guy`s not hurt... $1700 should cover it... CASH!
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    September 22, 2008 at 5:19 pm
    New York seems scary... D:
  34. Profile photo of YummyUkulele
    YummyUkulele Female 13-17
    155 posts
    September 22, 2008 at 5:48 pm
    Um... who WOULDN`T be pissed?

    Am I the only one here who feels sympathy for a guy who got hit by a van and whose bike was destroyed? Honestly?

  35. Profile photo of Chaos7
    Chaos7 Male 18-29
    849 posts
    September 22, 2008 at 5:55 pm
    *yawn* how is this a shocker in NYC?
  36. Profile photo of mrbippy
    mrbippy Male 30-39
    63 posts
    September 22, 2008 at 6:50 pm
    It looks like the cyclist tried to cut in front of the large two ton piece of steel that was moving around 30 mph. Sorry bout yer luck there bicycleman.
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    maynardw Male 18-29
    6 posts
    September 22, 2008 at 6:55 pm
    I wanted to see the hurt guy kick the driver`s ass :/
  38. Profile photo of bliznik
    bliznik Male 30-39
    867 posts
    September 22, 2008 at 7:18 pm
    Nope, it looks like the bike cut off the car. I don`t feel sorry for him one bit.
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    mrpopenfresh Male 18-29
    1036 posts
    September 22, 2008 at 7:21 pm
    What a crybaby.
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    jar-head Male 13-17
    596 posts
    September 22, 2008 at 7:54 pm
    when adrenalin kicks in you dont act like yourself, see how he was limping? then he speed walks it to the van, the Power of the human mind.
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    rasputin3x Male 18-29
    80 posts
    September 22, 2008 at 8:49 pm
    the thing is bikes are not insured. so ppl think if they make a big fuss they will get better compensation. also if you are hurt seriously you do act in a way different than usual. problem is there is no clear line between the two.
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    Fantom2993 Male 18-29
    342 posts
    September 23, 2008 at 1:38 am
    *quote*Sorry bout yer luck there bicycleman.*quote*

    BWAHAHAHAHA That`s just too funny.

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    Devi3000 Female 18-29
    1497 posts
    September 23, 2008 at 2:24 am
    Stupid and poor again.
  44. Profile photo of Gn0m3
    Gn0m3 Male 18-29
    421 posts
    September 23, 2008 at 6:34 am
    whys he so pissed?? isnt it his fault he got hit??
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    Wey_Pooh Male 18-29
    1004 posts
    September 23, 2008 at 10:20 am
    what`s he so mad about? He`s going to sue anyway? He should be calling his lawyer in laughter.
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5195 posts
    September 23, 2008 at 10:23 am
    >>Power of the human mind

    I think you mean "Power of the human BUTT" - dums#it nearly gets himself killed, and rather than be thankful he`s alive, he want`s to pick a fight with someone. Would have been better if the van killed him.

  47. Profile photo of FLB
    FLB Female 18-29
    1229 posts
    September 23, 2008 at 11:39 am
    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
    defo the WTF of the week.
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    webcamwanker Male 18-29
    237 posts
    September 23, 2008 at 11:39 am
    he`ll prob say it was a racist attack!!!!
    get what i mean!.
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    domisgood Male 18-29
    4868 posts
    September 23, 2008 at 12:30 pm
    i love how everyone backs away from him
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    Tonyjet Male 18-29
    3298 posts
    September 23, 2008 at 1:56 pm
    maybe if he didnt have his headphones on he would have payed attention to the freaking back like 3 inches away from him

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    draquoir Male 18-29
    1051 posts
    September 23, 2008 at 3:23 pm
    staged. but wtfotw for sure.
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    OMGPWNT Male 13-17
    94 posts
    September 23, 2008 at 4:26 pm
    if its real...he has every right to be that pissed...thats like if u worked on a computer for a living and someone smashed ur computer and broke all ur fingers...
    thats his life...and it just got screwed over.
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    darqnss Female 18-29
    95 posts
    September 23, 2008 at 5:31 pm
    dude, buy a new bike. your not dead. an f-ed up bike is better than tire meets face meets pavement.

    screw this guy. i hate bikers. my mobile device is much bigger than yours, i think it would be smart if you didnt ride it inches from me.

  54. Profile photo of Negative_One
    Negative_One Male 30-39
    2583 posts
    September 23, 2008 at 10:12 pm
    I find it hard to believe that someone just happened to be filming this before it happened. Fake/Setup.
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    Vagrant86 Male 18-29
    2556 posts
    September 23, 2008 at 11:03 pm
    if this is real i feel bad for the guy, i hope he got his bike replaced.
  56. Profile photo of LadyWeasel
    LadyWeasel Female 30-39
    471 posts
    September 24, 2008 at 2:15 am
    The bike got too close to the van. The van was still in its lane. It was really the bike`s fault.
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    Bucky Katt Female 18-29
    216 posts
    September 24, 2008 at 9:06 am
    I used to live in NYC & let me tell you, the freaking bike messengers are WORSE then the cars. Maybe if they stop zipping in & out of traffic like they`re invincible this type of poo wouldn`t happen.

    If you watch the video you can CLEARLY see that the messenger went into the van`s lane. Try rearview mirrors dumb ass..

    Besides, it`s a Con Edison truck (electric supplier for NYC), I`m MORE then sure he sued the crap out of them & either got a boat load of money OR lost the case because of this tape.

    I hope he lost because the bike messengers that do not pratice saftey are asses and deserve what they get.

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