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    Cyclist sues 11 y/o girl/inline skater

    http://www.dailyrecord.com/apps/pbcs...ES11/703010351

    I came across this on digg.com and wanted to hear your thoughts.
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    I think this is outrageous and unnecessary legal action. I understand that an incident took place and that the party in question suffered an injury as a result. However this is either a) really bad luck or b) inappropriate riding behaviour on the part of the cyclist: The poor child reacted in an inexperienced manner, but that is what kids do. To say "But people are responsible for their actions" is just downright shameless - it is not as if this was a case of kids trying deliberately to knock people off their bikes.

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    A 54 year old adult should know a lot better than to yell out at a rollerblading child and expect them to hold a straight line. He obviously was not passing at a safe distance nor properly yielding if her movement to the right caused a collision. Get over yourself, doc. You did something dumb and luckily only you got hurt.

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    What a crock...in most jurisdictions...unless I am mistaken it is the responsibility of the over taking "vehicle" to avoid hitting the one they are passing. IMHO he passed entirely too close if they were on a road way and the kid was on rollerblades. I might could see it on a MUP...

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    Crazy,

    I hope the Doc loses and has to pay court costs.

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    "The accident expert said on Wednesday Dlugi could have avoided the collision by simply riding around the skater."

    haha...owned. in American English: "a doctor?? are you kidding me?? you gotta be a freaking idiot to not avoid that kid!"

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    I didn't read the article, but the idea of suing a child just doesn't sit right by me. We're all going straight to heck. Civilization is over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G60
    "The accident expert said on Wednesday Dlugi could have avoided the collision by simply riding around the skater."

    haha...owned. in American English: "a doctor?? are you kidding me?? you gotta be a freaking idiot to not avoid that kid!"
    yeah, this guy should be ashamed of himself.
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    I have noticed that when ever I give notice before passing most people move right but some do move left to see what’s up (I guess they have never experienced a person giving notice before.) So I usually wait for some sort of an acknowledgment before passing (lateral movement or a motion of the hand or head) or I pass with enough distance and/or slowness just in case they do decide to move laterally. I have had people nearly u-turn into me because they did NOT hear me (dang pod zombies) but never because they did hear me (and I startled them.)

    What I don’t understand is most skaters travel faster then walking so the skater should be doing >4mph and if the doctor is doing 8 mph that’s not much of a speed difference. Something really does not seem right here.
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    Please continue the discussion in the thread in General Cycling Forum. I'm closing this thread.

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