My son and his friend got hit on their bikes yesterday while crossing a street. They had the green "walk" sign and went through. The driver of the car had a red light and had stopped, but then went right on red and hit the kids, at low speeds. Kids are fine, thank God, but three of the four bike wheels are bent. The kids took the phone number of the driver, who admitted fault, but then left.
They called me and I came right up and then called the police. I wanted the damage documented, since she left the scene without sharing insurance info. The police came and told me that it was the kid's fault--that at crosswalks they must walk their bikes.
This doesn't appear to be a problem, since we called the driver and she's expressed regret and told us to send her the bill to repair the bikes. But, the bigger issue is this stupid law!!!