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    Cab Driver Severs Leg of Cyclist During Confrontation

    The slow down is accelerating

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    Terrible - I hope the find him and cut both his legs off!

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    I have since seen on local news that the cabbie has been caught and his cab, with a large dent in the rear drivers' side corner located at the driver's home. Apparently, he had injuries consistent with a beating, though it was not clear whether these are injuries suffered from inflicting a beating or receiving one. Police are questioning why it took the driver 3 hours for the cabbie to call saying there had been an attempted robbery.

    Pure speculation here, but I'll bet the cyclist was commuting in to work and somehow became involved in a dispute with a driver after the cabbie pulled some stunt. Just guessing of course, but it's an educated guess. Cabs are among the worst dangers we face here. The cabbie probably became enraged and slammed his cab into the cyclist then paniced, went home, made up a story about a robbery and called police. The robbery story just doesn't work for me as witnesses said they heard a loud and long argument. Robberies don't usually involve prolonged discussion, after all. It all seems sketchy.
    The slow down is accelerating

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    judging by the time frame, id say it was more likely a trip home from the bar than a trip to work.
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    This obviously wouldn't have happened if the cyclist had taken the lane.

    JesseDuncan:I just love how "cars will be forced to cross the double yellow lines on dangerous limited visibility roads".

    I don't want to have a head on but oh god, I HAVE to fling myself into oncoming traffic to pass, theres no alternative!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobartlemagne View Post
    Actually, this thread was first. The other one just has more posts

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    Quote Originally Posted by EnigManiac View Post
    I have since seen on local news that the cabbie has been caught and his cab, with a large dent in the rear drivers' side corner located at the driver's home. Apparently, he had injuries consistent with a beating, though it was not clear whether these are injuries suffered from inflicting a beating or receiving one. Police are questioning why it took the driver 3 hours for the cabbie to call saying there had been an attempted robbery.

    Pure speculation here, but I'll bet the cyclist was commuting in to work and somehow became involved in a dispute with a driver after the cabbie pulled some stunt. Just guessing of course, but it's an educated guess. Cabs are among the worst dangers we face here. The cabbie probably became enraged and slammed his cab into the cyclist then paniced, went home, made up a story about a robbery and called police. The robbery story just doesn't work for me as witnesses said they heard a loud and long argument. Robberies don't usually involve prolonged discussion, after all. It all seems sketchy.
    Ah, Advocacy & Safety, the first and foremost in speculation and assigning blame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Paper Boy View Post
    Ah, Advocacy & Safety, the first and foremost in speculation and assigning blame.
    I don't see what's wrong with speculation when the person speculating declares it as such right off the bat... as the OP did...

    It's when we're pretending that it's fact that gets us into trouble.
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    Especially when the OP's speculation is in response to the speculation contained in the article.

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    Was the cyclist wearing a helmet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChipSeal View Post
    Was the cyclist wearing a helmet?
    On his leg? Why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EnigManiac View Post
    I have since seen on local news that the cabbie has been caught and his cab, with a large dent in the rear drivers' side corner located at the driver's home. Apparently, he had injuries consistent with a beating, though it was not clear whether these are injuries suffered from inflicting a beating or receiving one. Police are questioning why it took the driver 3 hours for the cabbie to call saying there had been an attempted robbery.

    Pure speculation here, but I'll bet the cyclist was commuting in to work and somehow became involved in a dispute with a driver after the cabbie pulled some stunt. Just guessing of course, but it's an educated guess. Cabs are among the worst dangers we face here. The cabbie probably became enraged and slammed his cab into the cyclist then paniced, went home, made up a story about a robbery and called police. The robbery story just doesn't work for me as witnesses said they heard a loud and long argument. Robberies don't usually involve prolonged discussion, after all. It all seems sketchy.
    Then again we see how many people here get assaulted by cars and don't call it in, rather attacking the driver and leaving the scene...

    Again, cyclists and drivers are the same.

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    What was the taxidrivers name? Wonder if he's in Canada legally

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