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    Here's a twist on car/bike hit and run

    It was the bicyclist who tried to run. From today's Pensacola Newspaper

    excerpt: "A witness said the cyclist hit the van and then attempted to flee."

    Link to story: http://www.pnj.com/article/20120706/...text|FRONTPAGE

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    Shock, the rider may not have know what even happened after the impact, even a minor impact like that can throw you of balance, and the rider doesn't look to be in too good a shape with the EMS guys.

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    Strange happenings there Tom, sad to see the bad part of bicycling. Hope he isn't hurt too badly but he deserves to be prosecuted just as we would want a motorist to be. I'll be interested to know the outcome of this accident. Barrancas, towards N.A.S., has a lot or bars and dives, possibly a drinking while cycling incident?

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    Quote Originally Posted by qcpmsame View Post
    possibly a drinking while cycling incident?
    At 10:30 in the morning?

    I was thinking maybe he has an arrest warrant for something.

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    We have some truly determined drunks here RG. Seriously, you could well be right and that is a good possibility. Just that I know the area and a true dive place is just west of where the accident occurred. He may well be just shook up and scarred so he decided to run. My brother is a Sheriff's deputy, LT, in patrol division so I'll ask him when he comes over tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    At 10:30 in the morning?

    I was thinking maybe he has an arrest warrant for something.
    I was thinking illegal immigrant, but then I didn't actually read the story.
    Punctuation is important. It's the difference between "I helped my uncle, Jack, off a horse" and "I helped my uncle Jack off a horse"


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    lots of people drinking at all times of the day

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    Maybe riding because he was too drunk to walk?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timtruro View Post
    Maybe riding because he was too drunk to walk?
    Around here, those folks don't ride, they drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timtruro View Post
    Maybe riding because he was too drunk to walk?
    I wonder if that might have had something to do with why he ran into the minivan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by himespau View Post
    I was thinking illegal immigrant, but then I didn't actually read the story.
    Carl Taylor? OK, maybe it's an alias for Carlos Tijarina, but I doubt it.

    More likely theory is that he was suffering from a zombie bite. A few more hours and he would have tried to drag the poor lady from the van and started consuming body parts. It's not a coincidence it happened in Florida. It seems to be the epicenter of the preliminary stages of the zombie apocalypse.
    Last edited by Dudelsack; 07-07-12 at 05:42 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudelsack View Post
    More likely theory is that he was suffering from a zombie bite. A few more hours and he would have tried to drag the poor lady from the van and started consuming body parts. It's not a coincidence it happened in Florida. It seems to be the epicenter of the preliminary stages of the zombie apocalypse.
    I agree.

    "Zombie" A tall mixed drink made of various rums, liqueur, and fruit juice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    I agree.

    "Zombie" A tall mixed drink made of various rums, liqueur, and fruit juice.
    That's not what I had in mind.

    Anyway, when TSHTF, you should be in good shape. Bents are the vehicle of choice.

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    Genes' Lounge, lol

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    Here's my take. When you are dazed, instincts take over and his instincts were to flee. I suspect that this guy isn't someone we (most of us) would call friend.

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    Keep us posted on this, I would like to see how it turns out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    I wonder if that might have had something to do with why he ran into the minivan.
    +1

    He hit a stopped car at a red light broadside. How do you do that sober?
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    Talked to my brother this evening before I went riding, the guy was drunk, as I suspected. I know the area form coming and going out to N.A.S. Pensacola and the guys on bicycles are usually D.U.I. or totally suspended licenses. An LBS up the road moved into town to get away form the bars that rule the area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qcpmsame View Post
    An LBS up the road moved into town to get away form the bars that rule the area.
    +1. I used to work in an LBS that had a number of perpetually drunk regulars. They were a constant PITA.

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