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Old January 22nd 09, 09:21 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Cyclist hits granny in pavement crash in Brighton

A grandmother suffered broken bones and a bloody face after she was
hit by a cyclist riding on the pavement.

Amanda Sewell, 64, suffered shattered bones in her hand and a black
eye when a teenager on a mountain bike ploughed into her.

The incident happened on Monday at about 3.30pm in Marine Parade,
Brighton.

Mrs Sewell, a grandmother of one, said: "I was crossing the pavement,
almost at the railings overlooking the beach, when he hit me.

"I was knocked to the ground and had blood pouring from my mouth.

"It was dazzling sunlight and I can only think he didn't see me. He
was about 19 years old.

"He stopped but then told me it was my fault and I shouldn t have been
there. I was so angry.

"I told him I had every right to be there because it was a pavement
for pedestrians and told him he must be much more careful in future
because he could hit a child, but he just cycled off."

Mrs Sewell, from Kemp Town, went to the Royal Sussex County Hospital
in Brighton and was treated for her injuries.





http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/40640...avement_crash/


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brings them into conflict with pedestrians. This conflict has been
known to cause injury and even, in very rare cases, death. (Guy
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Old January 22nd 09, 11:12 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Cyclist hits granny in pavement crash in Brighton

On 22 Jan, 22:55, wrote:
On Thu, 22 Jan 2009 22:31:17 +0000, Tom Crispin

wrote:
On Thu, 22 Jan 2009 21:21:21 +0000,
wrote:


A grandmother suffered broken bones and a bloody face after she was
hit by a cyclist riding on the pavement.


Perhaps she should have worn a helmet. *As has been claimed
repeatedly, helmets protect against head and upper facial injury.


Ho,ho, ho - very funny - mind it may become true as more and more
****wit cyclists think it is OK to ride on pavements/run in to
pedestrians.


More and more? Evidence of increaseing proportion of pavement
cyclists?

I was stuck behind a car today that had issues overtaking another car
that
had driven onto the pavement.

PS - You never did explain why you published the names and addresses
of the restaurants owned by the Vietnamese guy who hit the cyclist?

Did you have a good reason to do so - surely you weren't encouraging
vigilantes?


That would surely drum up business
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Old January 23rd 09, 01:23 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Cyclist hits granny in pavement crash in Brighton

Paul Weaver wrote:
On 22 Jan, 22:55, wrote:
On Thu, 22 Jan 2009 22:31:17 +0000, Tom Crispin

wrote:
On Thu, 22 Jan 2009 21:21:21 +0000,
wrote:
A grandmother suffered broken bones and a bloody face after she was
hit by a cyclist riding on the pavement.
Perhaps she should have worn a helmet. As has been claimed
repeatedly, helmets protect against head and upper facial injury.

Ho,ho, ho - very funny - mind it may become true as more and more
****wit cyclists think it is OK to ride on pavements/run in to
pedestrians.


More and more? Evidence of increaseing proportion of pavement
cyclists?


Well my evidence is my own eyes, there are more & more of them.

I was stuck behind a car today that had issues overtaking another car
that
had driven onto the pavement.


If he was completely on the pavement then there would be no problems
overtaking him


PS - You never did explain why you published the names and addresses
of the restaurants owned by the Vietnamese guy who hit the cyclist?

Did you have a good reason to do so - surely you weren't encouraging
vigilantes?


That would surely drum up business



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Old January 23rd 09, 09:09 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Cyclist hits granny in pavement crash in Brighton

On Fri, 23 Jan 2009 16:45:27 +0000, Phil W Lee
phil(at)lee-family(dot)me(dot)uk wrote:

Paul Weaver considered Thu, 22 Jan
2009 15:12:50 -0800 (PST) the perfect time to write:

On 22 Jan, 22:55, wrote:
On Thu, 22 Jan 2009 22:31:17 +0000, Tom Crispin

wrote:
On Thu, 22 Jan 2009 21:21:21 +0000,
wrote:

A grandmother suffered broken bones and a bloody face after she was
hit by a cyclist riding on the pavement.

Perhaps she should have worn a helmet. *As has been claimed
repeatedly, helmets protect against head and upper facial injury.

Ho,ho, ho - very funny - mind it may become true as more and more
****wit cyclists think it is OK to ride on pavements/run in to
pedestrians.


More and more? Evidence of increaseing proportion of pavement
cyclists?


Of course - more and more councils are applying Magic Paint to
pavements to encourage the misconception that cyclists belong there.




Noun - Psycholist
Pronunciation Key : psy·cho·list.
Origin: based on the outbursts of a rabid Psycholist called Guy
Chapman

A cyclist who is one of a small group who frequent the news group
uk.rec.cycling they have invented their own "language" to justify
their views:

Examples:
.....
4) "Magic paint" - only used by the most inflicted psycholists.
Used to describe signage to cyclist on pavements. Origin unknown.



 




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