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Old May 6th 18, 12:39 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Jester
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Default Pedestrians need more hi-vis and walking helmets

On Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 7:31:49 PM UTC+1, wrote:
On Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 6:57:03 PM UTC+1, Mr Pounder Esquire wrote:
wrote:
QUOTE:

An 88-year-old woman is in a serious condition in hospital after
being hit by a cyclist, police have said.

The woman was walking along Cowling Brow in Chorley, Lancashire, when
she was struck at about 18:30 BST on Friday.

She fell to the ground and suffered head, chest and pelvic injuries.

Police said the road was closed for *THREE HOURS* (EMPHASIS MINE)
while investigations took place. They appealed for witnesses to
contact them.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...shire-44015316

I know this road and it is not a good road.
Chances are the cyclist was going hell for leather and not looking where he
was going.
If the lady dies I hope this **** on a bike is brought to law as a driver
would be.


Do we know who is guilty party is yet?


Does it matter? If a cyclist had been hit by a motorist on that road, lack of hi-vis and helmet would automatically make it the cyclists fault.

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  #12  
Old May 6th 18, 12:41 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Jester
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Default Pedestrians need more hi-vis and walking helmets

On Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 9:30:29 AM UTC+1, wrote:
On Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 9:52:40 PM UTC+1, Mr Pounder Esquire wrote:

I've never heard of this Nora Batty person.


http://nora-battys.co.uk/norawp/wp-c...nora_steps.jpg


Last of the Summer Wine, the only TV show in history more boring than Football.
  #13  
Old May 6th 18, 02:10 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
jnugent
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Default Pedestrians need more hi-vis and walking helmets

On 06/05/2018 12:09, Simon Jester wrote:
On Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 6:57:03 PM UTC+1, Mr Pounder Esquire wrote:
wrote:
QUOTE:

An 88-year-old woman is in a serious condition in hospital after
being hit by a cyclist, police have said.

The woman was walking along Cowling Brow in Chorley, Lancashire, when
she was struck at about 18:30 BST on Friday.

She fell to the ground and suffered head, chest and pelvic injuries.

Police said the road was closed for *THREE HOURS* (EMPHASIS MINE)
while investigations took place. They appealed for witnesses to
contact them.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...shire-44015316

I know this road and it is not a good road.
Chances are the cyclist was going hell for leather and not looking where he
was going.
If the lady dies I hope this **** on a bike is brought to law as a driver
would be.


That looks like a 30mph road which means a typical law abiding motorist would be doing 40-45mph, I doubt the cyclist was travelling faster than that.


On the footway, I should hope not.

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Old May 6th 18, 02:12 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
jnugent
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Default Pedestrians need more hi-vis and walking helmets

On 06/05/2018 12:41, Simon Jester wrote:
On Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 9:30:29 AM UTC+1, wrote:
On Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 9:52:40 PM UTC+1, Mr Pounder Esquire wrote:

I've never heard of this Nora Batty person.


http://nora-battys.co.uk/norawp/wp-c...nora_steps.jpg


Last of the Summer Wine, the only TV show in history more boring than Football.


At least it isn't about gardening. Or even (yawn) covering a raceof an sort.

As you will agree, a film of drying paint would be more entertaining
than a cycle, car, rowing, horse or running race.
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Old May 6th 18, 11:28 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
TMS320
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On 06/05/18 12:05, Simon Jester wrote:

You mean he will be able to say "It was a momentary lapse in
concentration", and get away with it.


Notice how the article says that she "was hit by a cyclist"? In other
circumstances she would have "been in collision with a car".

I expect the pavement was blocked by a load of abandoned vehicles as in
the picture which forced her to walk in the road.
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Old May 7th 18, 12:43 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On 06/05/2018 23:28, TMS320 wrote:
On 06/05/18 12:05, Simon Jester wrote:

You mean he will be able to say "It was a momentary lapse in
concentration", and get away with it.


Notice how the article says that she "was hit by a cyclist"? In other
circumstances she would have "been in collision with a car".

I expect the pavement was blocked by a load of abandoned vehicles as in
the picture which forced her to walk in the road.


You have snipped the source URL but there was no mention of the victim
walking in the road (ie, the carriageway).

What are the relative chances of the victim walking on the carriageway
and the cyclist not hurtling along the footway?

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Old May 7th 18, 08:49 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On 07/05/18 00:43, JNugent wrote:
On 06/05/2018 23:28, TMS320 wrote:

I expect the pavement was blocked by a load of abandoned vehicles as
in the picture which forced her to walk in the road.


You have snipped the source URL but there was no mention of the victim
walking in the road (ie, the carriageway).


You can easily find the url from earlier messages (if you fixed your
news reader properly).

What are the relative chances of the victim walking on the carriageway
and the cyclist not hurtling along the footway?


The article makes no mention of a pavement. You can be certain the
reporter would be all over it if there was any hint of wrong doing.
  #18  
Old May 7th 18, 03:55 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
jnugent
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On 07/05/2018 08:49, TMS320 wrote:
On 07/05/18 00:43, JNugent wrote:
On 06/05/2018 23:28, TMS320 wrote:

I expect the pavement was blocked by a load of abandoned vehicles as
in the picture which forced her to walk in the road.


You have snipped the source URL but there was no mention of the victim
walking in the road (ie, the carriageway).


You can easily find the url from earlier messages (if you fixed your
news reader properly).

What are the relative chances of the victim walking on the carriageway
and the cyclist not hurtling along the footway?


The article makes no mention of a pavement. You can be certain the
reporter would be all over it if there was any hint of wrong doing.


Cowling Brow, Chorley? There is a footway on either side of the road.
But you prefer - for understandable reasons - to believe that an elderly
and vulnerable lady pedestrian was walking down the middle of the
carriageway.

Can you spell "evasive"?

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Old May 7th 18, 07:07 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On Monday, May 7, 2018 at 8:49:12 AM UTC+1, TMS320 wrote:


The article makes no mention of a pavement. You can be certain the
reporter would be all over it if there was any hint of wrong doing.


One can clearly see that there are cars and vans ILLEGALLY parked on the footway in the photo attached to the article.It is not beyond the realms of possibility that the poor old lady had to step onto the main road to avoid these selfish gits.

The cyclist would have had no chance due to the narrowness of the road/footway system.

https://ichef-1.bbci.co.uk/news/660/...1181210_cb.jpg
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Old May 8th 18, 08:58 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
TMS320
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Default Pedestrians need more hi-vis and walking helmets

On 07/05/18 15:55, JNugent wrote:
On 06/05/2018 23:28, TMS320 wrote:

I expect the pavement was blocked by a load of abandoned vehicles as
in the picture which forced her to walk in the road.


Cowling Brow, Chorley? There is a footway on either side of the road.
But you prefer - for understandable reasons - to believe that an elderly
and vulnerable lady pedestrian was walking down the middle of the
carriageway.


What is a strong *possibility* has already been written. Please try to
read posts in their entirety before reply.
 




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