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Old July 29th 13, 09:14 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Mrcheerful[_3_]
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Leila Crofts was on a pedestrian crossing when she was knocked down and left
unconscious on Friday.

A cyclist came off his bike but then fled from the scene.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/418...st-hit-and-run



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Old July 29th 13, 09:21 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On 29/07/2013 09:14, Mrcheerful wrote:

Leila Crofts was on a pedestrian crossing when she was knocked down and left
unconscious on Friday.


A cyclist came off his bike but then fled from the scene.


http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/418...st-hit-and-run


Further quote:

"A cyclist came off his bike but then fled from the scene. A 38-year-old
man from Bournemouth, Dorset, handed himself in on Saturday after the
accident in Poole. He was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous
bodily harm and released on bail."


An arrest on suspicion of causing GBH implies that the police have
reason to believe that the injuries were inflicted deliberately.

Causing GBH is certainly not the charge usually applied in cases of road
traffic accidents.

At least he was decent enough to surrender when he gave consideration to
what he'd done.

Or perhaps he just realised that he was going to be caught anyway due to
forensic left at the scene.
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Old July 29th 13, 10:11 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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"Mrcheerful" wrote in message
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Leila Crofts was on a pedestrian crossing when she was knocked down and
left unconscious on Friday.

A cyclist came off his bike but then fled from the scene.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/418...st-hit-and-run


"fled from the scene". *sigh*

Still, at least he's been charged. GBH, not bad.

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Old July 29th 13, 10:30 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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"Mrcheerful" wrote

Leila Crofts was on a pedestrian crossing when she was knocked down and
left unconscious on Friday.

A cyclist came off his bike but then fled from the scene.


He reported within the required 24 hours.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/418...st-hit-and-run


This is a national newspaper. They would be overwhelmed if they ran
80-100 reports needed to cover the people killed/seriously injured by motor
vehicles that day.

I wonder how many took place on a crossing, how many drivers "fled the
scene" and how many the police have put on "suspicion of..."


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Old July 29th 13, 11:53 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On Monday, July 29, 2013 10:11:28 AM UTC+1, Mentalguy2k8 wrote:
"Mrcheerful" wrote in message

...

Leila Crofts was on a pedestrian crossing when she was knocked down and


left unconscious on Friday.




A cyclist came off his bike but then fled from the scene.




http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/418...st-hit-and-run




"fled from the scene". *sigh*


Hypocrite.

It was cyclists' behaviour that led to the use of the phrase "hit and run", was it?



Still, at least he's been charged. GBH, not bad.


Agreed. Let's devoutly pray that some motorists face that charge. Breath, of course, should not be held.

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Old July 29th 13, 12:03 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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"Squashme" wrote in message
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http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/418...st-hit-and-run




"fled from the scene". *sigh*


Hypocrite.


I've never committed a "hit and run"...

Still, at least he's been charged. GBH, not bad.


Agreed. Let's devoutly pray that some motorists face that charge. Breath,
of course, should not be held.


We'll make an exception in your case. Try holding it for a week to start
with. It'll save you the hassle of fixing your newsreader's reply format.

 




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