Driver Hits Cyclist, Attempts To Flee The Scene...

Submitted by: Buiadh 5 years ago in Entertainment

...but didn"t count on the other road users not being douches ike him.
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Male 6,737
The posts below show plainly why America will never attempt to source other forms of transport as the climate suffers.
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Male 8,541
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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Male 10,855
[quote]who gives a poo about the cyclist?[/quote]

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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Male 10,855
[quote]If people can`t yield to riders they need to stay off of the road.[/quote]

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

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Male 10,855
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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Male 94
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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Female 6
Story


I live close.
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Male 8,541
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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Male 3,369
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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Male 8,541
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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Male 2,862
Bus driver was pretty sharp to notice that happen behind him.
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Male 10,338
"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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Male 10,338
"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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Male 7,774
There was a path at the side of that busy road, why didn`t he ride on there?
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Female 324
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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Male 2
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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Male 423
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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Female 11
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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Male 52
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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Male 934
"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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Male 1,268
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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Male 700
Bus driver = +5 respect
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Male 571
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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Male 2,436
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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Male 225
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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Male 936
why was that idiot riding his bike on the road like a dumbass?
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Male 25,416
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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Male 2,988
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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Female 592
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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Male 8,541
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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Male 40,751
[quote]bicycles are allowed to use full lanes.He was obeying the rules.[/quote]
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?

[quote]someone should give that bus driver a medal.[/quote]
I heartily agree @sweetrebelnc!
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Male 3,482
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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Male 1,510

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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Female 846
someone should give that bus driver a medal.
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Male 68
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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Male 1,084
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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Male 2,737
@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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Male 40,751
There`s a saying about someone who takes chances like this: "He was in the right: dead right."
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Male 40,751
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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Male 11,739
[quote]IMO the cyclist should have been walking his bike in the pedestrian lane, but simply because there is no good option.[/quote]

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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Male 52
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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Female 836
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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Male 125
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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2,838
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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Male 423
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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Male 4,745
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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Male 329
@Mister_C: Yes, we do. Just not everywhere.
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Male 163
@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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Male 6,737
Ps. Could someone correct my typo in the subtitle please. :<
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Male 6,737
@8jdb28jdb2

LOLWUT!?
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Male 83
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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Male 3,285
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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Male 163
@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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Male 663
You don`t have Cycle Lanes in the US? That`s a shame.
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Male 3,285
@squirrel. Thats a fundemental problem with your state laws then.
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Male 15,262
"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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Male 10,440
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.

[quote] cyclists have the same roles in traffic as drivers. [/quote]
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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Male 3,646
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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Male 2,389
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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Male 39,913

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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Male 3
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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Male 3,285
Depends where you are kairo. In the UK thats not correct at all.
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Male 1,623
I cycle and I know drivers tend to forget cyclists have the same roles in traffic as drivers.
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Male 178
You shall not PASS! [email protected]#[email protected]#$A
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Male 3,285
and thats why you should have bike lanes and not allow them to use a full vehicle lane.
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Male 52
good guy greg bus driver
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Male 289
some faith has been restored in humanity.
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Male 6,737
Link: Driver Hits Cyclist, Attempts To Flee The Scene... [Rate Link] - ...but didn`t count on the other road users not being douches ike him.
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