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Old September 10th 20, 07:26 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Mason[_6_]
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Default Pedestrian taken to hospital after cyclist hit and run in Oxfordshire

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A 66-YEAR-OLD woman was involved in a cyclist ‘hit and run’ leaving her with head and neck injuries.

Whilst walking down Cook Lane in North Stoke at around 11.30am on Friday September 4, Jeanette Porrett was ‘struck’ by a speeding cyclist who left her lying in the road with head and neck injuries. The police and ambulance crew attended and Mrs Porrett was taken to the JR Hospital.

Husband, David Porrett said: “I am struggling to believe the cold, callous way this cyclist behaved leaving my wife badly injured in the road. This incident was totally avoidable if this cyclist had been cycling in a sensible and considerate way.”

Thames Valley Police confirmed the cyclist did not stop and the pedestrian was taken to hospital, but has since been discharged.

An investigation is ongoing and police are asking anyone with information to contact police by calling 101 or making a report online quoting reference 43200276955.

QUOTE:
What has this incident got to do with CYCLOX? Do you expect the Automobile Association to publish a press release every time a motorist injures or kills someone?

Do you actually believe that only cyclists 'get away with everything'? You should keep abreast of news outside of Oxford. Only yesterday the national press reported how a driver received a 6 month suspended sentence for exceeding the speed limit by 20 mph and killing an innocent cyclist. I would call that 'getting away with everything'.

How are we defining speeding here? What's the speed limit there? Or is it just a throwaway comment?

It's odd isn't it how we talk about being hit by a cyclist but we never talk about being hit by a driver (always a car)? A little bit of bias against cyclists here?

Huge numbers of incidents where car drivers kill pedestrians could be avoided if people drove in a "sensible and considerate way" - and that includes not speeding, not being intoxicated and not being distracted by their mobile phone. But we don't go on about this as if those driving cars are some sort of demons, do we?

Perspective here please.

https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/18...n-oxfordshire/
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Old September 11th 20, 09:05 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Pedestrian taken to hospital after cyclist hit and run inOxfordshire

On 10/09/2020 19:26, Simon Mason wrote:
QUOTE:
Whilst walking down Cook Lane in North Stoke at around 11.30am on
Friday September 4, Jeanette Porrett was ‘struck’ by a speeding
cyclist

https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/18...n-oxfordshire/


Just below this article about a pedestrian being "struck by a speeding
cyclist", there is another about a cyclist "cycling at the junction of
.... when he collided with [a] taxi". So what was the taxi driver's
involvement in this?

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Old September 11th 20, 09:19 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Pedestrian taken to hospital after cyclist hit and run in Oxfordshire

On Thursday, 10 September 2020 19:26:31 UTC+1, Simon Mason wrote:
QUOTE:
A 66-YEAR-OLD woman was involved in a cyclist ‘hit and run’ leaving her with head and neck injuries.

Whilst walking down Cook Lane in North Stoke at around 11.30am on Friday September 4, Jeanette Porrett was ‘struck’ by a speeding cyclist who left her lying in the road with head and neck injuries. The police and ambulance crew attended and Mrs Porrett was taken to the JR Hospital.

Husband, David Porrett said: “I am struggling to believe the cold, callous way this cyclist behaved leaving my wife badly injured in the road. This incident was totally avoidable if this cyclist had been cycling in a sensible and considerate way.”

Thames Valley Police confirmed the cyclist did not stop and the pedestrian was taken to hospital, but has since been discharged.

An investigation is ongoing and police are asking anyone with information to contact police by calling 101 or making a report online quoting reference 43200276955.

QUOTE:
What has this incident got to do with CYCLOX? Do you expect the Automobile Association to publish a press release every time a motorist injures or kills someone?

Do you actually believe that only cyclists 'get away with everything'? You should keep abreast of news outside of Oxford. Only yesterday the national press reported how a driver received a 6 month suspended sentence for exceeding the speed limit by 20 mph and killing an innocent cyclist. I would call that 'getting away with everything'.

How are we defining speeding here? What's the speed limit there? Or is it just a throwaway comment?

It's odd isn't it how we talk about being hit by a cyclist but we never talk about being hit by a driver (always a car)? A little bit of bias against cyclists here?

Huge numbers of incidents where car drivers kill pedestrians could be avoided if people drove in a "sensible and considerate way" - and that includes not speeding, not being intoxicated and not being distracted by their mobile phone. But we don't go on about this as if those driving cars are some sort of demons, do we?

Perspective here please.

https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/18...n-oxfordshire/



'Uninsured pedestrian walks in to the road in front of a moving vehicle'.
What speed limit did the cyclist break and why was the pedestrian not wearing a helmet.

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Old September 11th 20, 09:47 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Pedestrian taken to hospital after cyclist hit and run inOxfordshire

On 10/09/2020 19:26, Simon Mason wrote:
QUOTE:
A 66-YEAR-OLD woman was involved in a cyclist ‘hit and run’ leaving her with head and neck injuries.

Whilst walking down Cook Lane in North Stoke at around 11.30am on Friday September 4, Jeanette Porrett was ‘struck’ by a speeding cyclist who left her lying in the road with head and neck injuries. The police and ambulance crew attended and Mrs Porrett was taken to the JR Hospital.

Husband, David Porrett said: “I am struggling to believe the cold, callous way this cyclist behaved leaving my wife badly injured in the road. This incident was totally avoidable if this cyclist had been cycling in a sensible and considerate way.”

Thames Valley Police confirmed the cyclist did not stop and the pedestrian was taken to hospital, but has since been discharged.

An investigation is ongoing and police are asking anyone with information to contact police by calling 101 or making a report online quoting reference 43200276955.

QUOTE:
What has this incident got to do with CYCLOX? Do you expect the Automobile Association to publish a press release every time a motorist injures or kills someone?

Do you actually believe that only cyclists 'get away with everything'? You should keep abreast of news outside of Oxford. Only yesterday the national press reported how a driver received a 6 month suspended sentence for exceeding the speed limit by 20 mph and killing an innocent cyclist. I would call that 'getting away with everything'.

How are we defining speeding here? What's the speed limit there? Or is it just a throwaway comment?

It's odd isn't it how we talk about being hit by a cyclist but we never talk about being hit by a driver (always a car)? A little bit of bias against cyclists here?

Huge numbers of incidents where car drivers kill pedestrians could be avoided if people drove in a "sensible and considerate way" - and that includes not speeding, not being intoxicated and not being distracted by their mobile phone. But we don't go on about this as if those driving cars are some sort of demons, do we?

Perspective here please.

https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/18...n-oxfordshire/


Mason tries - but fails - to excuse the callous actions of the criminal
on the bike.
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Old September 11th 20, 10:32 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Mason[_6_]
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Default Pedestrian taken to hospital after cyclist hit and run in Oxfordshire

On Friday, September 11, 2020 at 9:19:37 AM UTC+1, Mike Collins wrote:
On Thursday, 10 September 2020 19:26:31 UTC+1, Simon Mason wrote:
QUOTE:
A 66-YEAR-OLD woman was involved in a cyclist ‘hit and run’ leaving her with head and neck injuries.

Whilst walking down Cook Lane in North Stoke at around 11.30am on Friday September 4, Jeanette Porrett was ‘struck’ by a speeding cyclist who left her lying in the road with head and neck injuries. The police and ambulance crew attended and Mrs Porrett was taken to the JR Hospital.

Husband, David Porrett said: “I am struggling to believe the cold, callous way this cyclist behaved leaving my wife badly injured in the road. This incident was totally avoidable if this cyclist had been cycling in a sensible and considerate way.”

Thames Valley Police confirmed the cyclist did not stop and the pedestrian was taken to hospital, but has since been discharged.

An investigation is ongoing and police are asking anyone with information to contact police by calling 101 or making a report online quoting reference 43200276955.

QUOTE:
What has this incident got to do with CYCLOX? Do you expect the Automobile Association to publish a press release every time a motorist injures or kills someone?

Do you actually believe that only cyclists 'get away with everything'? You should keep abreast of news outside of Oxford. Only yesterday the national press reported how a driver received a 6 month suspended sentence for exceeding the speed limit by 20 mph and killing an innocent cyclist. I would call that 'getting away with everything'.

How are we defining speeding here? What's the speed limit there? Or is it just a throwaway comment?

It's odd isn't it how we talk about being hit by a cyclist but we never talk about being hit by a driver (always a car)? A little bit of bias against cyclists here?

Huge numbers of incidents where car drivers kill pedestrians could be avoided if people drove in a "sensible and considerate way" - and that includes not speeding, not being intoxicated and not being distracted by their mobile phone. But we don't go on about this as if those driving cars are some sort of demons, do we?

Perspective here please.

https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/18...n-oxfordshire/



'Uninsured pedestrian walks in to the road in front of a moving vehicle'.
What speed limit did the cyclist break and why was the pedestrian not wearing a helmet.


Speeding means doing 10mph usually.
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Old September 11th 20, 11:29 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Pedestrian taken to hospital after cyclist hit and run in Oxfordshire

On 11/09/2020 10:32, Simon Mason wrote:
On Friday, September 11, 2020 at 9:19:37 AM UTC+1, Mike Collins
wrote:

'Uninsured pedestrian walks in to the road in front of a moving
vehicle'. What speed limit did the cyclist break and why was the
pedestrian not wearing a helmet.


Speeding means doing 10mph usually.


The rule of thumb is that to a pedestrian, a cyclist is always going
like a "bat out of hell" using the algorithm of perceived speed is the
square of half true speed. To a driver it is "he was cycling down the
middle of the road" with the algorithm of perceived speed is the square
root of twice true speed.
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Old September 11th 20, 02:35 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Pedestrian taken to hospital after cyclist hit and run inOxfordshire

On 11/09/2020 11:29, TMS320 wrote:
On 11/09/2020 10:32, Simon Mason wrote:
On Friday, September 11, 2020 at 9:19:37 AM UTC+1, Mike Collins
wrote:

'Uninsured pedestrian walks in to the road in front of a moving
vehicle'. What speed limit did the cyclist break and why was the
pedestrian not wearing a helmet.


Speeding means doing 10mph usually.


The rule of thumb is that to a pedestrian, a cyclist is always going
like a "bat out of hell" using the algorithm of perceived speed is the
square of half true speed. To a driver it is "he was cycling down the
middle of the road" with the algorithm of perceived speed is the square
root of twice true speed.


The rule of thumb is that to a cyclist, any pedestrian injured by a
cyclist - even on a footway - is the one at fault. Don't persist in
asking why, they just are, that's all.

 




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