Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > General Cycling Discussion
Reload this Page >

Got hit by a car twice today........

Notices
General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

Got hit by a car twice today........

Old 10-28-10, 06:07 PM
  #1  
lowlux
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 296
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Got hit by a car twice today........

Both where running stop signs...... I bounced off the hood of one car while going 20mph... jumped off the hood of the car then back on my bike... but the ****er forced me from the cross walk into the main road... Stop sign is 2 feet from the cross walk... he almost hit my bike, May have hit the pedals.

cross walk is about 5 feet wide....

Other **** head ran a stop sign while i was going 30mph in a 30mph road.... I forced him into the other lane... I could have hit him.... The passenger was even screaming bicycle! bicycle!

I would like to get the news to cover this kind of ****, Its ****ing illegal and could get me killed, If i can get enough people to email the local new station maybe they will follow me, all i need is a helmet cam.. I would scare the **** out of some of you the **** i run into day to day.....
lowlux is offline  
Old 10-28-10, 06:18 PM
  #2  
XR2
Senior Member
 
XR2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Back in the hills again
Posts: 1,002

Bikes: 88 Bridgestone T700

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked 2 Times in 1 Post
I've put a few hundred thousand (million??) miles on motorcycles. Nuthin' would surprise me.
XR2 is offline  
Old 10-28-10, 06:34 PM
  #3  
lowlux
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 296
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
this helmet cam any good? how does it store the data? how does it get power? http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Exview-He.../dp/B001H11TLU
lowlux is offline  
Old 10-28-10, 06:44 PM
  #4  
JuneHawk
Senior Member
 
JuneHawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Miami, Florida
Posts: 174
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Well, you ran a stop sign too so the first driver is not the only one to blame.
JuneHawk is offline  
Old 10-28-10, 06:58 PM
  #5  
oban_kobi
Senior Member
 
oban_kobi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: California
Posts: 542

Bikes: Trek 7.2 FX, Custom Vintage FG

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by JuneHawk View Post
Well, you ran a stop sign too so the first driver is not the only one to blame.
Did he? I understood the first case as him walking his bike in a cross walk, and the other him going through an intersection, and a guy who had a stop sign didn't stop. I could be completely wrong though, the post was a bit confusing to me. I would guess that he was doing something wrong to get hit twice in one day though. I've only been hit once in over a year, and now I know to watch for right hooks.
oban_kobi is offline  
Old 10-28-10, 07:03 PM
  #6  
JuneHawk
Senior Member
 
JuneHawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Miami, Florida
Posts: 174
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
The way I understood it was that they both ran a stop sign. I see where the misunderstanding happened: "Both where running stop signs...... " I took that to mean that both, him and the first car, were running the stop sign.

Mea culpa.
JuneHawk is offline  
Old 10-28-10, 07:10 PM
  #7  
BlazingPedals
Senior Member
 
BlazingPedals's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Middle of da Mitten
Posts: 11,077

Bikes: Trek 7500, RANS V-Rex, Optima Baron, Velokraft NoCom, M-5 Carbon Highracer, homebuilt recumbent

Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 971 Post(s)
Liked 74 Times in 54 Posts
First time he was doing 20 mph in the crosswalk, as in he came off the sidewalk at speed? Lowlux needs to learn to write, learn to ride, or both.
BlazingPedals is offline  
Old 10-28-10, 07:33 PM
  #8  
MbruceL
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 31
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Yeah. If I was driving I wouldn't exactly expect a 20mph vehicle to zip by on a cross WALK. If you were in the road it would be his fault but as far as I see it, when the driver "forced you from the crosswalk onto the main road" he was just putting you where you belong....
MbruceL is offline  
Old 10-28-10, 07:42 PM
  #9  
knobster
.
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
Posts: 3,981

Bikes: Specialized Roubaix Comp, Soma ES

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Where are you at? I rarely see people run stop signs here in Oregon, but when I lived in Tampa, a stop sign was a dare apparently. Stop lights, yellow meant go faster and red meant floor it. If you stopped for a yellow, you'd get rear ended. Soooo glad I don't live there anymore.
__________________
Demented internet tail wagging imbicile.
knobster is offline  
Old 10-28-10, 07:47 PM
  #10  
JuneHawk
Senior Member
 
JuneHawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Miami, Florida
Posts: 174
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by knobster View Post
Where are you at? I rarely see people run stop signs here in Oregon, but when I lived in Tampa, a stop sign was a dare apparently. Stop lights, yellow meant go faster and red meant floor it. If you stopped for a yellow, you'd get rear ended. Soooo glad I don't live there anymore.
Dang Florida drivers!
JuneHawk is offline  
Old 10-28-10, 08:00 PM
  #11  
taos07
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 251
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
That's dedication.
taos07 is offline  
Old 10-28-10, 08:07 PM
  #12  
JanMM
rebmeM roineS
 
JanMM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Metro Indy, IN
Posts: 15,586

Bikes: RANS V3 ti, RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer

Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 491 Post(s)
Liked 44 Times in 40 Posts
lowlux needs an editor and/or an interpreter. Hard to tell exactly what happened. Someone get him (her?) a helmet cam so he (she?) can scare the **** out of us!
__________________
RANS V3 Ti, RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer
JanMM is offline  
Old 10-28-10, 08:33 PM
  #13  
thompsonpost
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Helmets have spell check and grammar correction, or is it the cam which does?
 
Old 10-28-10, 08:39 PM
  #14  
dougmc
Senior Member
 
dougmc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 3,037

Bikes: Burly Canto

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by thompsonpost View Post
Helmets have spell check and grammar correction, or is it the cam which does?
If the helmet cam video shows what happened, it doesn't matter that the writing is confusing at best.
dougmc is offline  
Old 10-28-10, 08:56 PM
  #15  
ChrisENC
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jacksonville, NC
Posts: 47
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
better luck tomorrow despite all the confusing writing
ChrisENC is offline  
Old 10-28-10, 09:11 PM
  #16  
CNY James
Senior Member
 
CNY James's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Syracuse, NY
Posts: 809

Bikes: 2010 Felt F5, 2010 Dawes SST-AL

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
sucks to hear but there comes a point when you have to wonder what you could have done differently. There is a such thing as defensive riding... I know we all want to believe that we have the same rights as any car and they owe us this, that, and the other thing but remember that they are driving a 2000-6000 lb armored box, we ride 20 lb bikes.

not saying they cars were right because it isnt my call but I am saying if something happens to one person twice in one day, you have to wonder what that person was doing too. Never assume that the other driver is paying attention/obeying the law.
CNY James is offline  
Old 10-29-10, 05:52 AM
  #17  
BlazingPedals
Senior Member
 
BlazingPedals's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Middle of da Mitten
Posts: 11,077

Bikes: Trek 7500, RANS V-Rex, Optima Baron, Velokraft NoCom, M-5 Carbon Highracer, homebuilt recumbent

Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 971 Post(s)
Liked 74 Times in 54 Posts
The first two points in defensive driving (for a bicycle) are to be visible and to be predictable. From the mostly-incoherent account in the OP, I don't think either was the case. Two drivers are probably on some car forum right now, complaining about kamikaze bicyclists.
BlazingPedals is offline  
Old 10-29-10, 08:55 AM
  #18  
oban_kobi
Senior Member
 
oban_kobi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: California
Posts: 542

Bikes: Trek 7.2 FX, Custom Vintage FG

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by BlazingPedals View Post
The first two points in defensive driving (for a bicycle) are to be visible and to be predictable. From the mostly-incoherent account in the OP, I don't think either was the case. Two drivers are probably on some car forum right now, complaining about kamikaze bicyclists.
Haha, do they have those? Maybe lowlux can clear this up, though somehow I doubt he was riding with safety in mind.
oban_kobi is offline  
Old 10-29-10, 09:05 AM
  #19  
Artkansas 
Pedaled too far.
 
Artkansas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: La Petite Roche
Posts: 12,851
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
lowlux,

I realize that you probably made the original post soon after your encounters and were still wrought from the experience. Now that you've had a chance to settle down, we'd love to have a more detailed synopsis of what happened to you. We care, but we are confused about the details.
__________________
"He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

Originally Posted by Bjforrestal View Post
I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.
Artkansas is offline  
Old 10-29-10, 12:39 PM
  #20  
tagaproject6
Senior Member
 
tagaproject6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 8,417

Bikes: Wilier Izoard XP (Record);Cinelli Xperience (Force);Specialized Allez (Rival);Bianchi Via Nirone 7 (Centaur); Colnago AC-R Disc;Colnago V1r Limited Edition;De Rosa King 3 Limited(Force 22);DeRosa Merak(Red):Pinarello Dogma 65.1 Hydro(Di2)

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 505 Post(s)
Liked 161 Times in 89 Posts
Edit for clarity, please.
tagaproject6 is offline  
Old 10-29-10, 02:12 PM
  #21  
lowlux
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 296
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
2 cars running 2 stop signs... one hit my pegs, I had to jump on his hood and back onto the bike but forced me into on coming traffic from a sidewalk....

stop sign is 1 foot or 2 foot? from the sidewalk, sidewalk is 5 foot wide.. its illegal to block the side walk, every time i ride this sidewalk at least 30 block the sidewalk ride...... I *****ed to the news about it a month ago, Got no reply, I am thinking if they get 300 emails maybe they will do a report or get the ****ing cops to watch the sidewalk... one guy was killed because a car knocked him into on coming traffic.

Maybe i will make some signs to stick up next to the stop sign? You can see bicycles coming from 4 blocks away from both ways, People are not looking or don't care..

Few years ago someone tried forcing me into on coming traffic on purpose.. I spun around and broke his side window out with a metal water bottle.
lowlux is offline  
Old 10-29-10, 02:23 PM
  #22  
Homebrew01
Super Moderator
 
Homebrew01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Ffld Cnty Connecticut
Posts: 21,205

Bikes: Old Steelies I made, Old Cannondales

Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 863 Post(s)
Liked 86 Times in 71 Posts
Originally Posted by lowlux View Post
this helmet cam any good? how does it store the data? how does it get power? http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Exview-He.../dp/B001H11TLU
There are threads about various helmet cams. I think "Contour" brand is liked (no experience myself)
__________________
Bikes: Old steel race bikes, old Cannondale race bikes, less old Cannondale race bike, crappy old mtn bike.

FYI: http://www.bikeforums.net/forum-sugg...ad-please.html
Homebrew01 is offline  
Old 10-29-10, 02:50 PM
  #23  
cheungupdt
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 92
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
So....did you get hit by two cars in the same day. Or you ALMOST got hit by two cars in the same day? Or you got hit by a car and almost got hit by another car? I"m quite confused.

Cyclist should never ride on the cross walk anyways. I think it is at least illegal in CA, I got warned by a cop and almost got a ticket. You should walk your bike on the cross walk.

If you got hit by two cars. I'm quite surprise that you can ride on your bike after the fist hit. 20mph impact on a bike is quite huge, and it is enough to devastate a bike because a bike doesn't really take lateral force.

Anyways, if you can post here, that means you are at least still alive, which is good. I understands accident happens even if you abide by the rules. I hope it is a lesson learned by all parties.
cheungupdt is offline  
Old 10-29-10, 02:55 PM
  #24  
jefferee
Que CERA, CERA
 
jefferee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Kitchener, ON
Posts: 873
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by lowlux View Post
2 cars running 2 stop signs... one hit my pegs, I had to jump on his hood and back onto the bike but forced me into on coming traffic from a sidewalk....

stop sign is 1 foot or 2 foot? from the sidewalk, sidewalk is 5 foot wide.. its illegal to block the side walk, every time i ride this sidewalk at least 30 block the sidewalk ride...... I *****ed to the news about it a month ago, Got no reply, I am thinking if they get 300 emails maybe they will do a report or get the ****ing cops to watch the sidewalk... one guy was killed because a car knocked him into on coming traffic.

Maybe i will make some signs to stick up next to the stop sign? You can see bicycles coming from 4 blocks away from both ways, People are not looking or don't care..

Few years ago someone tried forcing me into on coming traffic on purpose.. I spun around and broke his side window out with a metal water bottle.
Yes, I'll agree that the driver should have stopped.

But given that they occasionally don't, bombing off the sidewalk into a crosswalk at 20 MPH is stupid.
jefferee is offline  
Old 10-29-10, 03:07 PM
  #25  
ARider2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 263
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Are are saying that you were riding your bicycle in a cross walk and you were hit by a car that ran a stop sign? And this happened 2 separate times today? Whatever the case, sorry to hear that.

Whenever I am riding my bike and I see a car approaching an intersection I always prepare for the possibility that the car will not see me. First, I try to make eye contact with the driver to confirm that I have been spotted by the driver of the car. If I cannot make eye contact with the car I will often yell out "Stop" and hopefully that works. If not I attempt an evasive manuver. Of course, this becomes more difficult the faster I am going.
ARider2 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.