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Old 03-02-11, 03:41 PM   #26
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Feeling better this afternoon, just got in from a ride, I had a really hard time convincing myself to go on main roads today, guess I'm still a little shaken. Wound up having to take the long way, not that I'm complaining. Anyone ever been hit before have any advice for getting over this?
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Feeling better this afternoon, just got in from a ride, I had a really hard time convincing myself to go on main roads today, guess I'm still a little shaken. Wound up having to take the long way, not that I'm complaining. Anyone ever been hit before have any advice for getting over this?
I haven't yet been hit, but like anything, just get out there and do it. It won't take long before the accident is just a memory.
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Old 03-03-11, 08:44 AM   #28
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I've sort of been waiting of some details myself. "She didn't see me coming" can mean alot of things.

I saw a cyclist the other day approach a stop sign. 2 lanes and a wide shoulder. He pulled up between two cars then went with them without a stop in a crowded intersection. I'm curios as to what he might have said had he got sandwiched. The driver hit me cause he didn't see me while eating a banana.

I saw a roadie come flying off a sidewalk at an intersection at about 15 mph, almost got hit by the car making a right. Some of this behavior contributes to "accidents".

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Funny you should mention this. My wife, a cyclist, hit a sixteen yr old girl on a bike. The girl was traveling the wrong way on a sidewalk. she came to an intersection with one of those concrete wall/sign things and didnt even slow down. My wife came out of the driveway and whack. It was bad the girl was trapped under the truck ended with her pelvis broken. Of course they sued are ins. for $100,000+ for what was her fault. STUPID SHOULD HURT. But it was really hard on my wife emotionally
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Old 03-03-11, 10:08 AM   #29
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I'm probably gonna regret saying anything, but I can't help myself right now.

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The girl was traveling the wrong way on a sidewalk.
There is no wrong way on a sidewalk. Depending on your area, cycling may be legal on the sidewalk. I know in my city, it's only illegal in business districts. So as stupid as it may be for someone to travel on a sidewalk, it's not necessarily illegal.

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My wife came out of the driveway and whack. It was bad the girl was trapped under the truck ended with her pelvis broken. Of course they sued are ins. for $100,000+ for what was her fault.
Sounds like your wife didn't look and ran over the girl. I'm guessing the same thing would have happened 6 or so feet later when she got to the road. The girl may have been partially negligent, but that doesn't absolve your wife of the responsibility of backing out of the driveway safely.
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She was going out forward. And this was a bad assumption on your part. Now I am not saying ther is no blame to place on my wife but it is very minimal. She was stopped at the driveway exit. Think mall exit. When traffic cleared she pulled forward and from behind the sign/wall out pops this girl. The girl was with her little brother and they were traveling fast enough that the brother smacked into the passenger door. Illegal or not traveling against traffic on a sidewalk and zipping across a blind intersection is a REALLY bad idea
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