Cyclist headbutts pedestrian.

Discussion in 'Advocacy and Cycling Safety' started by Cycleops, 10 Sep 2019.

  1. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Accra, Ghana
    A truly shocking scene in london when a cyclist clipped a pedestrian who was crossing the road and then attacks him leaving him badly injured;


    Police are trying to trace the attacker.
  2. numbnuts

    numbnuts Legendary Member

    North Baddesley
    And a bit farther down the page also in London today a car driver does a runner after hitting a cyclist and the public had to lift the car up so they could pull the cyclist out, welcome to broken Britain
  3. DSK

    DSK Regular

    That looks like the lights were red, as the black car was stopped and there were others crossing also, making me think the cyclist flew through a red light.

    Its sad to see these sort of incidents but, sadly, they are common place in our daily lives. Common sense, a bit of consideration for others is generally lost on people in this day and age.
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  4. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Charming but somewhat feckless

    Hope he's caught and prosecuted soon, that was plain thuggery.

    (Oh, and before anyone suggests it, he doesn't give cyclists a bad name.)
  5. sleuthey

    sleuthey Veteran

    It's hard to see which way the green light is pointing but on the basis that other cars had stopped I'd say the pedestrian had right of way. I'm a pro helmet person but I'm glad the cyclist wasn't wearing one as he will be easier to identify
  6. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    lost somewhere
    It doesn't make a blind bit of difference if the lights were on red or green. The cyclist ran into the pedestrian when he was well over half of the road, and then assaults him. There's absolutely no excuse. He's a thug.
  7. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

    It won’t be the first time he has done that. You have to be an experienced street fighter to pull off an unprovoked head butt
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  8. Chris S

    Chris S Guru

    You can actually see his face, anybody who knows him will recognize him.

    Most of the damage seems to come from the shove, the headbutt was mainly a distraction technique
    Last edited: 10 Sep 2019
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  9. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    It was on the lunchtime London news. They said he went through a red light, and headbutted the bloke who needed stitches,

    What an utter daffodil
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  10. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    Blimey, nine posts in and no one has said it was the pedestrian's fault :blink:
  11. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    Similar happened to us at the hands of a cyclist in Twickenham, who changed lanes, gave us a punishment pass and swore at us. No wonder the public hates cyclists.
  12. if you take the words cyclist and pedestrian out of the sentence, it is still assault and totally uncalled for. its road rage whatever vehicle is involved.

    I hope they catch the guy
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  13. al78

    al78 Veteran

    Why is that so surprising. People on here are programmed to say pedestrian is right, anyone else is wrong based on the poor-wee-vulnerable-road-user-can't-possibly-be-wrong everyone else should look out for me because I can't be bothered to use a bit of mental effort to employ some spatial awareness attitude :rolleyes:. Not so long ago a smart-phone-dumb-user paying no attention (as is normal) stepped out into the road in front of a cyclist and got hit, the cyclist was successfully sued for a large sum of money, I wouldn't be surprised if everyone on here was having orgasms condemming the cyclist and sucking up to the pedestrian, a victory for carelessness with externalised costs.
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  14. Nibor

    Nibor Bewildered

    Pedestrians always have the right of way until proven otherwise.
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  15. RoadRider400

    RoadRider400 Well-Known Member

    Sickening. But really that man would be a tosser with or without a bike.

    Surely as its in London the police can track CCTV back/forward to work out either his place of work or the area he lives?

    This needs sharing on as many different forums as possible, so hopefully he will hand himself in.
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