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Old 11-14-08, 09:41 AM   #1
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Cab Driver Severs Leg of Cyclist During Confrontation

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Old 11-14-08, 09:50 AM   #2
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Terrible - I hope the find him and cut both his legs off!
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Old 11-14-08, 11:00 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 11-14-08, 02:02 PM   #4
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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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Old 11-14-08, 02:46 PM   #5
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This obviously wouldn't have happened if the cyclist had taken the lane.
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Cyclist loses leg in road rage incident
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Old 11-14-08, 03:47 PM   #7
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Actually, this thread was first. The other one just has more posts
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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.
Ah, Advocacy & Safety, the first and foremost in speculation and assigning blame.
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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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Old 11-14-08, 11:04 PM   #12
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Was the cyclist wearing a helmet?
On his leg? Why?
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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.
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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Old 11-15-08, 12:00 AM   #14
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What was the taxidrivers name? Wonder if he's in Canada legally
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