Double standards with cyclists held to a higher standard than motorists, which is clearly bonkers when considering relative consequences.Legal grey areas "allowing for the conditions" could this include pedestrians on the pavement who could enter the roadway at anytime, no-one would assume so for cars but people bought it up a lot for the Alliston case, i.e. riding in a way to be able to cope with pedestrians who might just walk from the pavement straight in-front of you.
I've been reminded on another forum that there's currently no legal requirement for a cyclist to remain at the scene, unlike motorists... but if the e-bike was modified, technically he might be an unlicensed motorist, which opens a can of worms.For that reason, I'd say it looks like both at fault. There is also fleeing the scene and possibly having a modified e-bike.
A few interesting questions spring to mind after seeing the video:
Nope1.) If the bike had been a car, would it have made the news and had the same level of vitriol against the driver?
If he failed to stay at the scene2.) If the bike had been a car would the driver have been arrested?
Total ballcocks of a question3.) If the pedestrian had been a cyclist and the cyclist a car driver, would the car driver be getting a medal?
Nope because he has no morals, see reply by @mjr lower, he actually has no legal obligation to stay, but in my mind he has a moral reason to stay.4.) Did the cyclist do a runner because he was worried about a lynching?
Ignorance is not a defence5.) If the bike was stolen AND not road legal could the cyclist mitigate by saying he did not know it was not road legal because it was his?
Truth is always secondary to sales.Ratbag Sun "The crash on Tuesday evening follows a NUMBER of fatal collisions between cyclists and pedestrians in recent years." then proceeds to list one, well I suppose 1 is a number
Surprising/interesting. Can Drago enlighten us?I've been reminded on another forum that there's currently no legal requirement for a cyclist to remain at the scene, unlike motorists...
There was a hit and run last week in town. The driver has now been found and a young woman is still in hospital with serious injuries. Judging by the comments on the local facebook group, it's a definite yes to number one... and he has been arrested.A few interesting questions spring to mind after seeing the video:
1.) If the bike had been a car, would it have made the news and had the same level of vitriol against the driver?
2.) If the bike had been a car would the driver have been arrested?
Regardless of the speed he was doing, the lady gave him no chance to avoid her. She pretty well ran into him. I doubt the guy was thinking straight, between the adrenaline and the head knock that he appears to have taken, and that could be part of the reason why he walked off eventually.Hard to judge his speed, but he was cracking on a bit.
Faster than I reckon I would go in those conditions.
Also hard to see what type of bike it was.
Looks like it may have a large rear hub motor, which makes it a Specialized push bike that's been converted rather than a Specialized factory made ebike.
The conversion could be road legal or not, but the speed of the bike rather suggests to me it was derestricted and/or over powered.