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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    April 6, 2012 at 6:19 am
    Link: Driver Hits Cyclist, Attempts To Flee The Scene... - ...but didn`t count on the other road users not being douches ike him.
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    DracObi Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2012 at 6:26 am
    some faith has been restored in humanity.
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    geppo Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2012 at 6:26 am
    good guy greg bus driver
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    April 6, 2012 at 6:29 am
    and thats why you should have bike lanes and not allow them to use a full vehicle lane.
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    tbored Male 30-39
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    April 6, 2012 at 6:30 am
    You shall not PASS! M@#$F!@#$A
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    kairobert Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2012 at 6:30 am
    I cycle and I know drivers tend to forget cyclists have the same roles in traffic as drivers.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    April 6, 2012 at 6:34 am
    Depends where you are kairo. In the UK thats not correct at all.
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    c4ctus Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2012 at 6:41 am
    I view cyclists as pedestrians, therefore I don`t see why they should be allowed in the vehicle lane at all. And if they do, then they should at least use as little space as possible.

    I say it`s the cyclists fault, but the driver is still a douche.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    April 6, 2012 at 6:42 am

    I see two dip schits here.
    1: Car driver who`s dumb enough to hit him and then cold enough to try and leave.
    2: Bicyclist whos trying to prove he can take up as much road as a car and has the same right of way as a car. You may or may not be right but you will always lose in a game of chicken with cars.
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    ForSquirel Male 30-39
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    April 6, 2012 at 6:45 am
    well ted, in the US we`re not lucky enough to have cycle lanes. At least not where I live. And even riding on the shoulder/white line annoys people. I will say though that watching this video the cyclist was way to far out in the lane and should have been closer to the right. Not saying it was his fault, just saying.
    And ted, where I live cyclists are considered drivers. Still have to follow the rules, obey the lights, yadda yadda, even though we all know most won`t.
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2012 at 6:46 am
    tedgp, though you are correct that different places have different laws, Pennsylvania law states that bicyclists are equivalent to motorists.

    c4ctus, in Pennsylvania, it is actually illegal for a bicyclist to use their bicycle on the sidewalk. Without spending money we don`t have to build a bicycle lane, where do you propose they use their bicycle?
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2012 at 6:47 am
    Trapped by a bus. Justice!

    But there are 2 sides to this. I don`t think cyclists should get the "full lane", as that slows down other traffic, and I`m a cyclist. Ideally you have a "recreational pathway" which is completely separate, although there aren`t enough of you down there who bike to justify building them into roads and bridges, so... you`re kinda forced to give them the whole lane.

    cyclists have the same roles in traffic as drivers.
    I disagree with that, despite what most people think. A bike to a car is like a car to a tank, a tank which drives at 300km/h. A collision would be very much one-sided. That`s why they shouldn`t be considered equal, legally or otherwise.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    April 6, 2012 at 7:04 am
    "I see two dip schits here.
    1: Car driver who`s dumb enough to hit him and then cold enough to try and leave.
    2: Bicyclist whos trying to prove he can take up as much road as a car and has the same right of way as a car. You may or may not be right but you will always lose in a game of chicken with cars."

    You`re half right. dead wrong on the second count.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    April 6, 2012 at 7:06 am
    @squirrel. Thats a fundemental problem with your state laws then.
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    Mister_C Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2012 at 7:36 am
    You don`t have Cycle Lanes in the US? That`s a shame.
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    GlockPants Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2012 at 7:41 am
    @kairobert

    Unfortunately some cyclists think they don`t have to obey traffic laws. Not saying you`re one of them, but both parties are probably equally ignorant about the fact that cyclists are not pedestrians in most places.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    April 6, 2012 at 7:48 am
    If you create a law to keep cyclists off the road, then you need to either create a network of cycle lanes, or ban cycles.

    It`s simple common sense.
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    8jdb28jdb2 Male 30-39
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    April 6, 2012 at 7:48 am
    This is the exact reason why cyclists are a scourge. They create dangerous situations and then cry the victim when they could have prevented the situation. Now a driver`s life is severely impacted by the arrogance of this cyclist? That`s unjust.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    April 6, 2012 at 7:50 am
    @8jdb28jdb2

    LOLWUT!?
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    April 6, 2012 at 7:52 am
    Ps. Could someone correct my typo in the subtitle please. :<
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    GlockPants Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2012 at 8:07 am
    @kairobert

    Unfortunately some cyclists think they don`t have to obey traffic laws. Not saying you`re one of them, but both parties are probably equally ignorant about the fact that cyclists are not pedestrians in most places.
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    phirephoto Male 30-39
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    April 6, 2012 at 8:24 am
    @Mister_C: Yes, we do. Just not everywhere.
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    April 6, 2012 at 8:25 am
    For you guys complaining about him cycling down the center of the road (something I myself was going to do when the video finished), at the end of the video, they show the sign that cyclists are allowed to use the entire lane. It`s the rule there. So in this case, the cyclist was NOT at fault at all.
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    NOCASH Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2012 at 8:51 am
    Cyclist has the right of way in the law, reality of the situation is car vs bicycle, car wins everytime. This is the reason I will never ride a motorcycle or bicycle on public roads even if I have the full legal right to do so. I know that if I get into an accident when on a bike or motorbike I am more then likely going to get the worst end of the stick as far as safety is concerned because the moron in the car didnt see me. You can not account for the stupidity of others these days, especially with all the distractions driver have at their disposal these days. Bicyclists are just asking for it as far as Im concerned, your putting yourself in that situation and relying on the integrity of other peoples driving for your safety, i`ll pass myself.
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    skypirate Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2012 at 9:00 am
    the driver was douche for trying to flee, the guy on the bike was a douche for being there in the first place. seriously, why slow every one else down. if you cant go the speed limit, go to the side of the road.
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    maxxim Male 30-39
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    April 6, 2012 at 9:18 am
    Patchouly: Cyclist may not have been in the wrong legally, but he was certainly in the wrong for being an a**hole.
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    thubanstar Female 50-59
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    April 6, 2012 at 9:35 am
    We do have cycle lanes in the U.S. but not on every road... also, there are signs at the end of the video warning car drivers that bicyclists have right of way and can use the lane the bicyclist was in.

    The guy who drove the car? In deep, deep trouble, and he deserves it.
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    UserIDTaken9 Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2012 at 9:50 am
    IMO the cyclist should have been walking his bike in the pedestrian lane, but simply because there is no good option.

    He shouldn`t be biking in a pedestrian sidewalk (especially one that narrow).

    He should not slow down 2 lane traffic that extremely, just out of common courtesy.

    It is dangerous to stick to the side of the road on that kind of street (even though that`s what I do), because then cars try to pass you in the same lane and your risk of being hit goes up.

    Basically it is unfortunate that there is no appropriate option to bike over the bridge but being in the middle of a lane was I guess the best, and I assume the legally correct option. But really right-of-way doesn`t mean you`re not being inconsiderate. He should have walked it over the bridge.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    April 6, 2012 at 10:41 am
    IMO the cyclist should have been walking his bike in the pedestrian lane, but simply because there is no good option.

    Since there was a sign saying that bicycles may use the lane, they can use the lane. If someone had hit another car and tried driving off there wouldn`t even be a discussion. It doesn`t matter if he was in car or on a bike, he had the right to be there and the driver of the car is at fault. Period.

    If people can`t yield to riders they need to stay off of the road. They`re probably equally unlikely to yield to pedestrians crossing the street or anyone who gets in their way. Drive safely or don`t drive at all. The biggest problem here is that he tried to drive off. He`ll get in bigger trouble with the police for leaving the scene of an accident.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    April 6, 2012 at 10:55 am
    There were a lot of "near misses" in this one video alone!
    He was foolish to ride so far out in the lane, it`s just like Russian Roulette!
    But the drive would likely have hit him even if he was over to the right, BAD driver! And fleeing? Few things are worse than that, toss the book at him/her!
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    April 6, 2012 at 10:56 am
    There`s a saying about someone who takes chances like this: "He was in the right: dead right."
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    April 6, 2012 at 11:19 am
    @5cats----At the end of the video, there were signs stating that bicycles are allowed to use full lanes.He was obeying the rules.Apparently,the driver didn`t care or wasn`t paying attention,either way, IT WAS a hit and run.
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    uatme Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2012 at 11:23 am
    hey a bus driver that actually good for something, sorry I sound bitter but we just had a transit strike and they were dicks
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    DSDavis008 Male 13-17
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    April 6, 2012 at 11:31 am
    The driver was wrong completely, but bike lanes need to be added and this sharing of the road needs to stop because it is dangerous for everyone involved. Changing speeds that quickly because bikes are usually hard to see, especially on roads with curves or hills is dangerous to the cyclist the driver and other drivers who are in the area. We need more (clean) bike lanes.
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    sweetrebelnc Female 18-29
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    April 6, 2012 at 11:38 am
    someone should give that bus driver a medal.
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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
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    April 6, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Yeah bike rider was in the right, but still a dumbass. I can`t drive my car at 10MPH on the street, it`d be too dangerous, why can a bike rider?
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    Altaru Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2012 at 12:33 pm
    Bike riders in the middle of the road are annoying...

    Not justifying what the driver did, but seriously... Find a less busy road. If he was in a hurry to get somewhere, he shouldn`t have been riding a bike...
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    April 6, 2012 at 12:45 pm
    bicycles are allowed to use full lanes.He was obeying the rules.
    No arguement from me @robosnitz! I`m just saying there`s "being right" and "being dead right" eh? It may be your right to take such a dangerous path, but why would you do it?

    someone should give that bus driver a medal.
    I heartily agree @sweetrebelnc!
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    April 6, 2012 at 1:20 pm
    Cyclist was an idiot.

    Driver who hit cyclist was an idiot.

    Bus driver did a good thing.

    Driver should see jail time. Cyclist should be held responsible for replacing his own bike.

    I`ve got a simple solution for the bike in traffic. If a vehicle does not have a license tag, it shouldn`t be allowed on a highway. If you want to ride a bike on a highway, you must buy a tag. (Hell, I have to buy a tag for my 10` utility trailer, and I use it maybe 5 times a year).
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    geckohead Female 50-59
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    April 6, 2012 at 1:51 pm
    He was right smack dab in the middle of the lane, I would have been pissed but I wouldn`t have run him over. He was impeding the flow of traffic,that`s why they`re not allowed on freeways.
    The bus driver rocks and guy behind did just right.
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2012 at 2:20 pm
    its not a highway idiots. from both camera angles you can see stop lights. the guard rails are there because its a bridge and most bridges like that don`t allow bikes on the pedestrian crossing.

    the bike wasn`t doing anything wrong, he was in his lane and is entitled to the whole lane. black car was an a hole and the bus driver was a fast reaction hero in stopping the hit and run car
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    April 6, 2012 at 2:47 pm
    The cyclist should have not been riding in the lane... cars are bigger then you, dont challenge them. But that bus driver. that was awesome
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    skullgrin Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2012 at 2:53 pm
    why was that idiot riding his bike on the road like a dumbass?
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    bluevayero Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2012 at 3:03 pm
    cool. next time i see a biker on the road i might as well shoot him, or a pedestrian not passing accross a zebra-crossing, or a car driver not using turning lights, or a car driver exceeding the speed limit.
    get over yourself. that driver had A WHOLE lane to drive and overtake the biker.
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    mykunter Male 40-49
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    April 6, 2012 at 3:56 pm
    Cyclists have the same right to the road as motor vehicles (except limited access highways). That also means they need to follow the same rules- stop lights, stop signs, signaling, etc.
    That being said, this guy is an idiot for riding down a road like that. I know he did nothing wrong, but that`s asking for it.
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    bridog6996 Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2012 at 4:24 pm
    The driver was totally a jerk for trying to get away, but why was this biker jagoff riding down the middle of the road in the first place?
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    avail9988 Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2012 at 4:43 pm
    Bus driver = +5 respect
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    Scuzoid Male 30-39
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    April 6, 2012 at 4:55 pm
    That wasn`t a highway. It was a bridge. It said as much at the very start of the video. Furthermore, the streets leading to the bridge may have very well had designated bike lanes, but didn`t support a bike lane on the bridge because, well, the bridge wasn`t built with that much foresight.

    I fail to see how people are blaming the cyclist. Stop doing your makeup and texting while driving, and it turns out, it`s really not that hard to avoid slow moving obstacles.
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    Rawrg Male 18-29
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    April 6, 2012 at 7:30 pm
    "The driver was totally a jerk for trying to get away, but why was this biker jagoff riding down the middle of the road in the first place?"

    EXACTLY. I`m sorry, but if you`re only capable of doing 20mph down the road, then GET OFF THE ROAD. I hate cyclists that just meander along the road enjoying their workout while the rest of the world is going to work.
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    gegodfrey Male 30-39
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    April 6, 2012 at 8:05 pm
    why is that hipster jerk riding down the middle of the road? is he trying to show everyone who has a job and a life that he is better than them? RUN HIS ASS OVER!!!!
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    ManaSama Female 18-29
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    April 6, 2012 at 8:26 pm
    I don`t mind cyclists, but the fact is, most of them don`t obey the laws of the road. They are in their own little world, dart out in front of cars, run red lights and stop signs, wear dark clothing while riding down the wrong way on the street, AND find the busiest street to joyride on. I respect the smart cyclists that know how to ride responsibly.
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    LightShaded Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2012 at 12:48 am
    Yo f*ck all yall that say the bicyclist wasn`t supposed to be in the center of the lane. He was well within his rights.
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    D-Roc17 Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2012 at 2:26 am
    i live 10 miles from where that happened.. really it goes both ways, all the cyclists around here are douchebags.. and obviously so are the drivers... but it this case it is posted at both sides of the bridge that cyclists can use the whole lane.. most other roads have a cycle lane tho
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    tika12001 Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2012 at 3:47 am
    As a motorist I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate motorists but no matter what my mode of transportation is, I always hate cyclists. That being said, what a a**wipe. Glad the other people boxed him in. Also pleased to see that the cyclist wasn`t badly injured (I`m assuming, as he was able to get up and flag down a police car by the looks of it).
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    April 7, 2012 at 4:53 am
    There was a path at the side of that busy road, why didn`t he ride on there?
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 7, 2012 at 6:25 am
    "There was a path at the side of that busy road, why didn`t he ride on there?"

    Because he would have gotten a ticket probably. You`re not supposed to ride bicycles on sidewalks, or pedestrian paths.

    That being said, the motorist was a douche, but big ups to him hitting that douchenugget.

    If you`re gonna ride your little bike on my road that I pay taxes on, get as far over to the left as you can, or ride where there is a bike path, ONLY.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 7, 2012 at 6:27 am
    "If you want to ride a bike on a highway, you must buy a tag."

    Agreed MeGrendel. Automobile drivers pay for the roads through fuel taxes and tag fees. They pay nothing, but clog up our commutes like hipster douchebags.
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    Vimto Male 40-49
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    April 7, 2012 at 6:51 am
    Bus driver was pretty sharp to notice that happen behind him.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    April 7, 2012 at 8:33 am
    Scuzoid-"I fail to see how people are blaming the cyclist. "
    LightShaded-"He was well within his rights."

    Just because it`s `legal` does not make it `smart`.

    As you can see in the video several times: Cars follow each other closely, because a vehicle going 40 takes time to stop, and the person following counts on that reaction time. One car following another, the first car swerves to avoid the cyclist, the second car, who`s view of the cyclist was obscured by the first car, is suddenly faced with an object in his lane that is basically motionless. He can`t stop in time.

    I`ve also seen this happen when a woman stupidly stopper her Cadillac in the middle lane of an interstate. Car behind her swerves, 2nd car is faced with a stopped car he had no idea was there. BAM, people killed due to woman`s stupidity.

    The SMART, SAFE thing to do would be to WALK the bike accross the sidewalk. But he`s a `cyclist`, and is special.
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    April 7, 2012 at 11:25 am
    Auburnjunky: "but big ups to him hitting that douchenugget."

    Too bad it wasn`t your Mom he hit.

    MeGrendel: "He can`t stop in time"

    Because he was breaking the law. He was tailgating.

    I hope neither of you have a fuggin` car because you`re both ignorant.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    April 7, 2012 at 8:03 pm
    jtrebowski-"Because he was breaking the law. He was tailgating."

    We`re not talking legal or lawful. We`re talking `SMART` and `SAFE`.

    If you`ll look at the video, you`ll notice over a dozen tailgaters. It`s called `rush hour`. This cyclist was almost hit MULTIPLE times.

    It does not matter how `legal` it is, it IS NOT safe to act as that cyclist did.

    It`s legal to wear a KKK hood at a Black Panther meeting, too. I wouldn`t advise it.

    jtrebowski-"I hope neither of you have a fuggin` car "

    Big-assed Dodge Ram, Jeep Wrangler & GMC. Deal with it.

    jtrebowski-"because you`re both ignorant"

    It doesn`t matter if the cyclist is `right`, I`d rather walk my bike across the sidewalk than face the VERY REAL possibility of ending up in the hospital.

    But, as I said, he`s a `cyclist`, thus special and immune to such realities. (we call that `stupid`)
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    Dragonfly182 Female 18-29
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    April 7, 2012 at 9:31 pm
    Story


    I live close.
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    tuapui Male 18-29
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    April 7, 2012 at 10:28 pm
    i don`t understand how this has anything to do with the cyclist being right or wrong. the guy tried to drive away man. i thought that was the whole point. a coward that would not face his own errors. who gives a poo about the cyclist?
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2012 at 5:15 am
    I also find it interesting how bicyclists don`t need driver`s licenses to operate their "vehicles" on the road when everyone else does. I agree with MeGrendel et al, if you can`t go the speed limit (or at least the average speed of traffic) then get off the road and cycle on the sidewalk.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2012 at 5:20 am
    If people can`t yield to riders they need to stay off of the road.

    This just in: motorists can`t use the roads anymore!

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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2012 at 5:27 am
    who gives a poo about the cyclist?

    Perhaps you never dealt with a cyclist on the road before. Their very presence is annoying and just dangerous and stupid in rush hour traffic.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    April 8, 2012 at 6:50 am
    tuapui-"i don`t understand how this has anything to do with the cyclist being right or wrong."

    It doesn`t (besides the bit of the accident being a direct result of him being on a busy highway). He had every legal right to be there. But that still does not make is smart or safe.

    I don`t care if it`s legal for me to ride my bike on the bridge or not, if I was faced with that, I`d climb down off my bike and walk it accross on the sidewalk. Because it`s SAFER. 50lb bike vs. 5,000 lb vehicle isn`t a `fair` match. If I`m in a casket, it doesn`t matter if my mourners are standing over me saying, `we`ll, at least he was legal`.

    I once lived next to a major highway known for decades as `Bloody 98`. No amount legality would get me on it in a bike.

    tuapui-" the guy tried to drive away man."

    Which was wrong, and he was charged with two violations (funny enough, one went into effect the day of the incident). Hopefully he will
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    April 11, 2012 at 9:34 am
    The posts below show plainly why America will never attempt to source other forms of transport as the climate suffers.

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