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Old July 31st 13, 07:57 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Mrcheerful[_3_]
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Default Update on the cyclist that mowed down the child on the crossing

A little more info. but the child is still critical.
Acting sergeant Lee Savage told the Daily Echo on Friday: "We know that a
pedal cyclist coming from the direction of Canford Cliffs village towards
Branksome collided with a nine-year-old crossing the road at the crossing.

"The pedal cyclist then got off his bike, picked it up and walked into the
nearby gardens."

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/new...ei la_Crofts/


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Old July 31st 13, 09:00 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Update on the cyclist that mowed down the child on the crossing

On Wed, 31 Jul 2013 07:57:58 +0100, "Mrcheerful"
wrote:

A little more info. but the child is still critical.
Acting sergeant Lee Savage told the Daily Echo on Friday: "We know that a
pedal cyclist coming from the direction of Canford Cliffs village towards
Branksome collided with a nine-year-old crossing the road at the crossing.

"The pedal cyclist then got off his bike, picked it up and walked into the
nearby gardens."

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/new...ei la_Crofts/


It looks like the crossing is this one:
http://goo.gl/maps/IqDMA

There appears to be a steep hill leading down to the crossing from the
north / northeast. I can see that it would be a temptation for a
cyclist to gather speed downhill in order to make it up the shorter
and less steep hill leading to the southwest of the crossing.

If I were to speculate on the cause of the accident, my money would be
on the cyclist going too fast downhill, and being unable to control
his bike on the bend with children on the crossing. Irrespective of
the phase of light at the time of the crash, the cyclist is wholly to
blame (if my speculation is correct). Fleeing the scene is
unforgivable, though the cyclist has partly redeemed himself by giving
himself up at the police station.

If my speculation is correct, I would hope that any judge would
consider a custodial sentence for the cyclist. I know it would be rare
for a motor vehicle driver to receive anything other than a short ban
and modest fine for this sort of reckless behaviour and cowardly
fleeing from the scene, but as cyclists I think that we should be held
to a higher standard of behaviour.

Next time I pass an RNLI charity box I will donate a fiver out of
gratitude for the assistance they gave to the young victim, and shame
the reckless and cowardly cyclist has brought upon other cyclists.
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Old July 31st 13, 09:40 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Mentalguy2k8[_2_]
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Default Update on the cyclist that mowed down the child on the crossing


"Bertie Wooster" wrote in message
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On Wed, 31 Jul 2013 07:57:58 +0100, "Mrcheerful"
wrote:

A little more info. but the child is still critical.
Acting sergeant Lee Savage told the Daily Echo on Friday: "We know that a
pedal cyclist coming from the direction of Canford Cliffs village towards
Branksome collided with a nine-year-old crossing the road at the crossing.

"The pedal cyclist then got off his bike, picked it up and walked into the
nearby gardens."

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/new...ei la_Crofts/


It looks like the crossing is this one:
http://goo.gl/maps/IqDMA

There appears to be a steep hill leading down to the crossing from the
north / northeast. I can see that it would be a temptation for a
cyclist to gather speed downhill in order to make it up the shorter
and less steep hill leading to the southwest of the crossing.

If I were to speculate on the cause of the accident, my money would be
on the cyclist going too fast downhill, and being unable to control
his bike on the bend with children on the crossing. Irrespective of
the phase of light at the time of the crash, the cyclist is wholly to
blame (if my speculation is correct). Fleeing the scene is
unforgivable, though the cyclist has partly redeemed himself by giving
himself up at the police station.

If my speculation is correct, I would hope that any judge would
consider a custodial sentence for the cyclist. I know it would be rare
for a motor vehicle driver to receive anything other than a short ban
and modest fine for this sort of reckless behaviour and cowardly
fleeing from the scene, but as cyclists I think that we should be held
to a higher standard of behaviour.

Next time I pass an RNLI charity box I will donate a fiver out of
gratitude for the assistance they gave to the young victim, and shame
the reckless and cowardly cyclist has brought upon other cyclists.


Well said.

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Old July 31st 13, 09:47 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Update on the cyclist that mowed down the child on the crossing

On Wednesday, July 31, 2013 9:40:13 AM UTC+1, Mentalguy2k8 wrote:
"Bertie Wooster" wrote in message

...

On Wed, 31 Jul 2013 07:57:58 +0100, "Mrcheerful"


wrote:




A little more info. but the child is still critical.


Acting sergeant Lee Savage told the Daily Echo on Friday: "We know that a


pedal cyclist coming from the direction of Canford Cliffs village towards


Branksome collided with a nine-year-old crossing the road at the crossing.




"The pedal cyclist then got off his bike, picked it up and walked into the


nearby gardens."




http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/new...ei la_Crofts/




It looks like the crossing is this one:


http://goo.gl/maps/IqDMA




There appears to be a steep hill leading down to the crossing from the


north / northeast. I can see that it would be a temptation for a


cyclist to gather speed downhill in order to make it up the shorter


and less steep hill leading to the southwest of the crossing.




If I were to speculate on the cause of the accident, my money would be


on the cyclist going too fast downhill, and being unable to control


his bike on the bend with children on the crossing. Irrespective of


the phase of light at the time of the crash, the cyclist is wholly to


blame (if my speculation is correct). Fleeing the scene is


unforgivable, though the cyclist has partly redeemed himself by giving


himself up at the police station.




If my speculation is correct, I would hope that any judge would


consider a custodial sentence for the cyclist. I know it would be rare


for a motor vehicle driver to receive anything other than a short ban


and modest fine for this sort of reckless behaviour and cowardly


fleeing from the scene, but as cyclists I think that we should be held


to a higher standard of behaviour.




Next time I pass an RNLI charity box I will donate a fiver out of


gratitude for the assistance they gave to the young victim, and shame


the reckless and cowardly cyclist has brought upon other cyclists.




Well said.


And you, Pratac, and Mrcheerful will do the same (a fiver in the charity box) for the shame a reckless and cowardly motorist has brought upon other motorists, every time it happens. And you will be bankrupt in a month.
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Old July 31st 13, 09:48 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Mentalguy2k8[_2_]
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Default Update on the cyclist that mowed down the child on the crossing


"Mentalguy2k8" wrote in message
...

Next time I pass an RNLI charity box I will donate a fiver out of
gratitude for the assistance they gave to the young victim, and shame
the reckless and cowardly cyclist has brought upon other cyclists.


Well said.


And for the record, if "cyclist" had been "motorist" I'd still agree 100%.

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Old July 31st 13, 10:00 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Mentalguy2k8[_2_]
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Default Update on the cyclist that mowed down the child on the crossing


"Squashme" wrote in message
...

Well said.


And you, Pratac, and Mrcheerful will do the same (a fiver in the charity
box) for the shame a reckless and cowardly motorist has brought upon other
motorists, every time it happens. And you will be bankrupt in a month.


I'm sure none of us would subject this group to a string of OT posts.

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Old August 1st 13, 07:00 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Update on the cyclist that mowed down the child on the crossing

"Bertie Wooster" wrote in message
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On Wed, 31 Jul 2013 07:57:58 +0100, "Mrcheerful"
wrote:

A little more info. but the child is still critical.
Acting sergeant Lee Savage told the Daily Echo on Friday: "We know that a
pedal cyclist coming from the direction of Canford Cliffs village towards
Branksome collided with a nine-year-old crossing the road at the crossing.

"The pedal cyclist then got off his bike, picked it up and walked into the
nearby gardens."

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/new...ei la_Crofts/


It looks like the crossing is this one:
http://goo.gl/maps/IqDMA

There appears to be a steep hill leading down to the crossing from the
north / northeast. I can see that it would be a temptation for a
cyclist to gather speed downhill in order to make it up the shorter
and less steep hill leading to the southwest of the crossing.

If I were to speculate on the cause of the accident, my money would be
on the cyclist going too fast downhill, and being unable to control
his bike on the bend with children on the crossing. Irrespective of
the phase of light at the time of the crash, the cyclist is wholly to
blame (if my speculation is correct). Fleeing the scene is
unforgivable, though the cyclist has partly redeemed himself by giving
himself up at the police station.

If my speculation is correct, I would hope that any judge would
consider a custodial sentence for the cyclist. I know it would be rare
for a motor vehicle driver to receive anything other than a short ban
and modest fine for this sort of reckless behaviour and cowardly
fleeing from the scene, but as cyclists I think that we should be held
to a higher standard of behaviour.

Next time I pass an RNLI charity box I will donate a fiver out of
gratitude for the assistance they gave to the young victim, and shame
the reckless and cowardly cyclist has brought upon other cyclists.


This must be a forgery, surely?


 




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