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28/07/2014 at 14:34
Lotus Flower wrote (see)
Philomena Cunk wrote (see)

Apparently some triathlete with an i-pod has been targetting mothers and then pregnant people forr hit and run attacks, Nick. 

Philomena, really?? 

Is there any info on this thing masquerading as a triathlete, in the papers etc?

From witness statements, he (or she) is either tall or short, white, but may be dark skinned. No distinguishing features, but may have a large scar on their left (or right) cheek. Lightly built, but quite plump. They were wearing a light coloured top, that may have been dark blue. Police say they are looking for a very distinctive looking person who does not tend to stand out in a crowd.

Anyone seeing them should write to their local Police station, enclosing a stamped addressed envelope...

28/07/2014 at 14:44

But, as someone who has been a victim of a hit and run I would be interested in what happened, her injuries and whether the Police could care less?

If the Police cannot be bothered to investigate then try putting up some signs near where the incident happened. Write to your local paper, your MP and your Police commissioner to generate interest.

Hopefully the offender will get caught but this country regards road deaths and injuries as pretty trivial. Like £70 for causing death by careless driving trivial.

Edited: 28/07/2014 at 14:49
28/07/2014 at 15:32

apparently she was wearing a new Ipod and some jealous Triathlete attacked her and stole it

28/07/2014 at 18:09

This is a timely thread. I had to stop for an accdent yesterday, when the car infront of me knocked down a cyclist. I was somewhat gobsmacked by the attitude of the driver. when I spoke to her she told me that she hadn't done anything wrong and didn't even get out of her car to check on the guy. It was definitely her fault. Unbelievable!

seren nos    pirate
28/07/2014 at 19:49

female driver of a range rover hit  a group of cyclist at a roundabout.  her excuse was it wasn't her fault as the group came from nowhere.........

even though the car driver in the car behind her could see the group of 10 quite clearly

28/07/2014 at 20:22
210, you should be with friends, not posting on a forum.

Hope all turns out ok.
28/07/2014 at 20:33

Maybe he is doing both. I wonder if the tri guy has pm'd him yet?

31/07/2014 at 20:35

I did ask RW to remove this thread within 12 hours of starting it - there were only three posts then!

To be clear: sorry about the language.

Given the extent of attention this thread has received, I think it only fair to offer an explanation. I will then sign off.

On Saturday morning my wife cycled to meet her running group. They did a gentle run, had a cup of tea and she cycled home.

Nearing home she was aware of a car pressuring the space behind her. Instead of taking clear and safe opportunities to overtake, the driver persisted in hovering behind.

Rightly or wrongly, my wife - feeling somewhat threatened - decided to hop onto the pavement and get out of the way of the car.

The driver was close enough, and moved through the scene quickly enough,to cause two of the three witnesses to swear blind the car hit the back wheel of the bike. The third witness isn't so certain - suffice to say, none of them took the details of the car.

The back wheel of the bike is mashed - a reasonable conclusion is that car might have hit it.

My wife:Knocked out cold. (Helmet did its job.)

Cuts and bruises.

Broken radius in two places, broken ulna, scaphoid and lunate.

Two operations under general anaesthetic.

Miscarriage

 

Again, sorry about the language. Not proud of that. It could have been so much worse than it was, and pain of all descriptions should subside in time.

Good bye, and keep strong.

31/07/2014 at 21:56

Hope you are not from the Wiltshire/Somerset area, as I had heard that there was a dangerous driver around that area that seemed intent on hitting cyclists. Can't remember if they found the idiot or not.

31/07/2014 at 22:05
Nothing we can say except hope they get the bleep, and hope your wife heals quickly.

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