Schwinn S25 "department store crap" FS MTB, home-made CF 26" hybrid, CF road bike with straight bar, various wierd frankenbikes
Originally Posted by smasha
it must be nice to be bullet-proof. most people however, when chased by an armed lunatic, would freak the **** out. some would freeze, some would fight for their life, and some of them would do ANYTHING to escape.
the way i see it, being chased by a crazy guy with a gun leaves little choice: survive or die. that's not much of a choice, and in that situation **** happens.
stretching it? why? the fatal crash resulted from her evading her armed & obviously dangerous ex-boyfriend. if he drove under the bicyclist's body before it hit the ground, he knows he's in some deep ****, if he gets caught. it would seem odd if he didn't threaten her to not report it. is he just gonna sit around and wait for the police to show up? or would he be motivated to tell her to keep quiet... or else?
as for whether or not that (and/or other factors) would absolve her for not reporting the crash, again, that's for a court to decide, based on evidence that we don't have access to.
Some will say this is blaming the victim and perhaps they are right....BUT it doesn't say much for this woman to be involved with this dude in the first place.