Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Banned.
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Home alone
    My Bikes
    Trek 4300 X 2. Trek 1000, Trek 6000
    Posts
    6,021
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Very interesting that our county commissioner's dog decided to crash a guy.

    From today's paper...

    A Salina man injured Tuesday night when he crashed his bicycle while trying to avoid a county commissioner's dog was listed in good condition Wednesday at Salina Regional Health Center.
    Melvin Robben, 55, 2346 Glen, was riding his bicycle in the 5600 block of South Kipp Road at 7:15 p.m. when the dog ran into the road, according to Mike Smith, an investigator with the Saline County Sheriff's Office.

    Smith said Robben turned quickly to avoid the dog and his bicycle went off the road and down into a steep ditch.

    The dog, a boxer named Toby, is owned by Craig Stephenson, chairman of the Saline County Commission.

    Stephenson said the dog, which weighs about 55 pounds, was out with Stephenson's 6-year-old daughter, who was jumping on a trampoline with a friend. Stephenson said his daughter told him the dog went onto the road and ran beside the bicyclist for a short distance before the crash.

    Smith and Stephenson said there was no indication that the dog barked at or attempted to bite Robben, and Stephenson was not issued any citations.

    Stephenson said an overlay recently was applied in the area in which Robben crashed, so the drop-off between the road surface and the ditch is greater than usual. Also, Smith said, the ditch is rather steep.

    Stephenson said his daughter told him about the crash, and he called 911. First-responders from Gypsum provided immediate treatment, and they were followed by a Salina EMS crew.

    "There was a great response from both the first-responders and from the EMS," Stephenson said. "It all worked like it should. I'm just really concerned now with how the gentleman is."

    Smith said Robben lost consciousness. He was taken by ambulance to the hospital with a possible broken nose, a possible broken collar bone and shoulder and knee pain.

    Smith said Robben was wearing a bicycle helmet, which cracked as a result of the impact.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Inside the beltway
    Posts
    236
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I love small towns! This morning in Washington DC, as a result of the terrorist attacks in London, our metro train system was full of police carrying machine guns, and 2 stations closed because of suspicious packages, effectively halting public transportation for much of the city. You got any jobs out there?

  3. #3
    34x25 FTW! oboeguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    NYC
    My Bikes
    Kona Jake, Scott CR1, Dahon SpeedPro
    Posts
    6,006
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I wonder if the local leash laws will give the cyclist a basis for litigation?
    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Order
    Quote Originally Posted by sknhgy
    I do not want to be associated with the kind of riders that come through my neck of the woods on weekends, dressed in superhero costumes
    Do they wear capes?
    ---

    http://www.cycopaths.net/

  4. #4
    You need a new bike supcom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    5,434
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by oboeguy
    I wonder if the local leash laws will give the cyclist a basis for litigation?
    There are often no leash laws outside of incorporated cities. This appears to have happened in the county. However, leash law or not, a dog owner is responsible for damages caused by his animal.

  5. #5
    ..
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    349
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    By the same token, assuming the paper was right and the dog did not come into contact with the rider, he might find it difficult to get a jury to consider the dog to have actually caused the accident.

  6. #6
    Banned.
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Home alone
    My Bikes
    Trek 4300 X 2. Trek 1000, Trek 6000
    Posts
    6,021
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by AverageCommuter
    By the same token, assuming the paper was right and the dog did not come into contact with the rider, he might find it difficult to get a jury to consider the dog to have actually caused the accident.
    All he needs is for the insurance company to give him a settlement. That is what i would be shooting for.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •