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    Video: Bicycle almost hit by out of control car.

    Car crash at Dutch Queen parade
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8026807.stm
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    What is this demonry?! Szczuldo's Avatar
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    looks like the car is in control, but the guy on the bike is the least of my worries....
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    Damn, he just missed becoming a permanent part of that monument.

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    Good skills displayed by the cyclist, how he leans and then turns to avoid the car. Sad event

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    Looks like he still got nicked and fell just as he went out of view.

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    I thought the driver drove through the parade intentionally. (this was on the news)

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    The news said he did it on purpose. Five people dead.
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    yeah, it might have been out of control, but it was intentional.

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    Cars are very dangerous, no secret there. It's a wonder they have not been banned yet. If so many people were not hooked on them, they would already have been banned.
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    Here it is on Youtube. The bicyclist narrowly averting death is at 2:13 into the video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81EfBRcTChM
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/11629987@N02/sets/72157639939606343/

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    You know, on seeing that crash in slow motion, from the other camera behind the monument, it looks like the bike was indeed hit, on the left side of the rear wheel. I can see the cyclist has a rack.

    At first, I thought the cyclist had a heart palpitation and collapsed. He did pick the bike up five frames after impact.

    Now I can't find the video, sorry, it was a 38 second clip in slow-motion from behind the obelisk.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/11629987@N02/sets/72157639939606343/

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvincent View Post
    Damn, he just missed becoming a permanent part of that monument.
    That's what I was thinking!

    They say that the driver was trying to crash into the Royal Family, but died in the process.

    One less Kook in the Kookie jar, I guess.

    Too bad. I was hoping we could all move to Europe and leave the nuts back in the States. Looks like they have their own already.
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    Are we really jerking it to the cyclist while picking apart whether he was hit or not when 5 people are dead?

    Oh wait I'm in A&S.

    Uh uh Cyclist Vs. Car

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    [QUOTE=StrangeWill;8838930]Are we really jerking it to the cyclist while picking apart whether he was hit or not when 5 people are dead?

    Oh wait I'm in A&S.

    The Title should be:

    "Car Hits Bike, Driver Dead"
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/11629987@N02/sets/72157639939606343/

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    It was found that the driver WAS doing it intentionally and was aiming for the royal family. I believe he has since died. What an idiot, maybe people will realise how dangerous cars are and take more care with them........maybe pigs will fly.

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