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Old 09-04-16, 12:57 PM
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Former NYC Mayor Dinkins: "I didn't know I hit a cyclist"

How realistic is it to not know you'd hit a bicycle rider? Even with NYC noise around? Is Dinkins simply too old to be operating a deadly motor vehicle?

Former NYC mayor says he wasn't aware his car hit bicyclist | Fox News

Dinkins says he returned to scene after he learned he hit cyclist - NY Daily News
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Old 09-04-16, 04:13 PM
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Hard to say. I both drive and bike in NYC all the time, and if the incident was as described, with the bike being "clipped" and not hit head on, I could imagine not knowing. But it's hard to say, it's never happened to me... As far as I know anyway!
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He's 89, may or may not have seen the cyclist, but probably shouldn't continue driving since he claims not to have been aware of the accident that flipped the cyclist and his bike 180 degrees.

When told he hit a cyclist, he said he had something urgent (taking wife to ER) and would come back when done, and continue driving. Wonder if he would say the same if it's the cyclist was critically injured.
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Anybody over 65 years of age should have a mandatory physical examination every year before they are reissued with a driver's license. I started at the age of 36 because I was diagnosed with insulin diabetes. A physical exam that is not covered by my publicly funded health care. A physical examination that costs me $120 CDN every year. Driving is a privledge not a right. So, I do what I need to do, if I want to keep driving a motor vehicle.
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