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Old 9th September 2010   #101
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hey thanks for the advice.

I did take his mobile number but I kind of panicked, was in pain and forgot to take details of witnesses.

There was one lady who works locally and thanks to her being very helpful, but yeah I forgot to take her details... :-(

Hopefully everything turns out fine tomorrow..

For those who might wonder...http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?client...12,344.88,,0,5

watch out the cycle lane

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Old 9th September 2010   #102
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thanks for the offer will,but ive got 3 cycle instructors in my group,its just getting out of a very bad ingrained habit.today was the straw that broke the camels back.at least a metre from any parked cars from now on.after my first close call today i had to sit on the kerb for a few minutes just thinking of what could of happend
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Old 9th September 2010   #103
wiganwill
That is a shocker of a lane. If he does not show up tomorrow do not give up.
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Old 9th September 2010   #104
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That is a shocker of a lane. If he does not show up tomorrow do not give up.
+1

And really, do write to the council. That lane is a whole bunch of accidents waiting to happen, many of them (by the sound of it) worse than yours.
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Old 9th September 2010   #105
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this roads a fucking nightmare,pinch points along it rowan road sw16
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&so...,,1,4.46&err=1


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Old 9th September 2010   #106
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That is a shocker of a lane. If he does not show up tomorrow do not give up.
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+1

And really, do write to the council. That lane is a whole bunch of accidents waiting to happen, many of them (by the sound of it) worse than yours.
A common problem in LB Tower Hamlets, unfortunately.
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Old 9th September 2010   #107
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A common problem in LB Tower Hamlets, unfortunately.
Oh, indeed.

Nice work, chaps.
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Old 9th September 2010   #108
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If you were nearsiding the left hand lane of traffic then you deserved what you got.
Sorry but for my language but, fuck off, http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAn...code/DG_069837 - 65

"Bus Lanes. Most bus lanes may be used by cyclists as indicated on signs. Watch out for people getting on or off a bus. Be very careful when overtaking a bus or leaving a bus lane as you will be entering a busier traffic flow. Do not pass between the curb and a bus when it is at a stop."

I know this is a reply to a post in 2008, but ya' know, it's good to shout, and something similar happened to me today with some dick doing a 3 point turn in a bus lane, not noticing that i was right behind him before he spung out into a fat bloke doing a ballet on the road, and just as he finished doing his maneuver of brilliance in a bus lane, he noticed me, stopped mid flow and expected me to just float either around or over the top of his bonnet.

Brief words where exchanged but to be honest, the intelligence of the Wayne Rooney look-a-like wasn't worth damaging anymore than his mum/long lost father 'left me at birth' deserved
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Old 14th February 2011   #109
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Had my own experience today...
There I am, happily tootling along down Peckham Hill Street, riding with traffic and not trying to overtake anything. In front of me is a navy Honda with a tribal dragon motif on the bonnet (which I discover later on) and it's going sooooo sloooow. I stay behind it anyway, in the centre of the lane where only Stevie Wonder wouldn't see me in the rear view mirror. We come up to a zebra crossing. I wait for the peds to finish crossing then pass the car on the left... BOOM! The guy kicks his door open on me ON PURPOSE and stays in the car. I hit the deck into a street sign and proceed to dust myself off and give the c&%t shit. The geezer was some drug dealer looking type with a gold tooth and whilst I was kicking off he asked whether I 'didn't see the door?' Just as I'm about to turn his cockmobile into a convertible the fuzz turn up, who saw the whole thing. PC asks me if I'm ok, that he saw it all and does he penalise these guys? Nope. Just an on your way. Lucky f&%k.

There, I feel better now, even though I have two golf balls on my arm.
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Old 14th February 2011   #110
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fixed cheese

you have sustained personal injury

go to the hospital and visit the solicitors we like thread
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Old 14th February 2011   #111
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fixed cheese

you have sustained personal injury

go to the hospital and visit the solicitors we like thread

+1
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Old 14th February 2011   #112
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fixed cheese

you have sustained personal injury

go to the hospital and visit the solicitors we like thread
Prancer, do you have a link to this thread?

I've just been reading Roxy's thread about what to do in an accident and kinda feel fobbed off by the PC...
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Old 14th February 2011   #113
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search for it
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Old 14th February 2011   #114
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http://www.lfgss.com/search.php?searchid=5978459

i'd use oliver
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Old 14th February 2011   #115
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search for it
lol

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Thanks man. Part of me thinks that I don't really have the time, money or patience to pursue it like that, but then part of me feels obligated to teach that b&%tard a lesson and make him think twice about doing it to some other poor soul...
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Old 14th February 2011   #116
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It would be a no win no fee case


V little time or effort but you get money and fuck his no claims bonus
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Old 14th February 2011   #117
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It would be a no win no fee case


V little time or effort but you get money and fuck his no claims bonus
Just called the coppers. We'll see what happens. Cheers Prancer.
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Old 14th February 2011   #118
wiganwill
Hold on; he was the driver, the only person in the car? It was a right-hand drive car? And he leaned across to open the door on you on purpose? And the copper saw this and did nothing? You should pursue this all the way, both against the driver and the copper.
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Old 14th February 2011   #119
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Hold on; he was the driver, the only person in the car? It was a right-hand drive car? And he leaned across to open the door on you on purpose? And the copper saw this and did nothing? You should pursue this all the way, both against the driver and the copper.
Nope, it was the passenger. He said he was getting out but then didn't and stayed in the car. The guys did it for a laugh, you could tell by the smirk on their faces while I was 'having words'...
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Old 14th February 2011   #120
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Another tip:

Folk are most likey to do the surprise jump outta the cab around Stations.


What does it cost to just stick on hazzard lights if folk are alighting??
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Old 14th February 2011   #121
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Similar happened to me a few years ago, thought I had broken my collarbone(has never been right since) guy got out of his car shouting and swearing, with me in ignorant agony sat on the curb + a buckled front wheel. Told him to fuck off and carried my bike home, went to hospital where the police talked me out of taking it further as he was a doctor (turns out he was delivering medication FOR a g.p.) it's too late to do anything about now I reckon..
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Old 14th February 2011   #122
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Ffs
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Old 14th February 2011   #123
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Nope, it was the passenger. He said he was getting out but then didn't and stayed in the car. The guys did it for a laugh, you could tell by the smirk on their faces while I was 'having words'...
Well, that's assault. You could have been seriously injured through his action. It may be too late to make a report now, but don't blame yourself--in the first rush of adrenaline, it is very hard to think straight, and the pain is usually masked, making it very difficult to assess yourself. A friend of mine once nearly had his ear sliced off on an aerial, but didn't notice until the guilty cab driver pointed out to him that he was bleeding profusely. Good luck if you do choose to pursue it, and yes, definitely get a good solicitor in that case.
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Old 3rd March 2011   #124
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Riding past the Canonbury Tavern a few moments ago when some prissy bitch almost doors me. Luckily I was a yard or more out and so she missed. "Thank you" I said as I passed. She yelled some abuse at me. Happily I am about to shower and change and go to a Charity Auction at the Canonbury tonight and she looked as though she was an organiser. I will recognise her. I was wearing cycling goggles, a cap and a helmet. Good chance she won't recognise me. Must work on some pithy and subtle abuse. Also means I don't have to bid for anything.
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Old 3rd March 2011   #125
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Now, now, Clive.
remember?
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Old 3rd March 2011   #126
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Vee Vee there is a big difference. That young lady was around the age of my daughters and that is why I was concerned that my comment may have been patronising in the literal sense. This woman was closer to my age and, from the abuse that she yelled, somewhat more patronising than me and also a rather stuck up bint who thought herself somehow better than a fat bloke on a bike.
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Old 3rd March 2011   #127
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Maybe it was her cat that I killed.

http://www.lfgss.com/thread24522.html
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Old 3rd March 2011   #128
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Leave a big shit on her car bonnet.
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Old 3rd March 2011   #129
wiganwill
Or tell her, at some length, about your arse and its place in medical history.
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Old 3rd March 2011   #130
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Show her pictures too. That'll teach her.
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Old 3rd March 2011   #131
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Vee Vee there is a big difference. That young lady was around the age of my daughters and that is why I was concerned that my comment may have been patronising in the literal sense. This woman was closer to my age and, from the abuse that she yelled, somewhat more patronising than me and also a rather stuck up bint who thought herself somehow better than a fat bloke on a bike.
Sorry I didn't realise she was old! You should have said "prissy old bitch" in your first post. ;)
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Old 3rd March 2011   #132
marcom
Or,deracinate the door going through all the way, if downhill should help.
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Old 4th March 2011   #133
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So I went and there she was, one of the organisers wandering around like Lady Muck displaying her philathropy for all to see.

I asked my neighbour who she was. "Oh, that's Marian, she's lovely" I was told.

I said nothing.

Am I getting mild in my old age?
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Old 4th March 2011   #134
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You left the poo on her bonnet though, right?
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Old 4th March 2011   #135
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And I ended up "winning" a long weekend in a cottage in the Peak District which will, at least, give me some intense hill training.
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Old 4th March 2011   #136
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You left the poo on her bonnet though, right?
Of course not.

Just on the windscreen.
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Old 4th March 2011   #137
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And I ended up "winning" a long weekend in a cottage in the Peak District which will, at least, give me some intense hill training.
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Old 4th March 2011   #138
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Of course not.

Just on the windscreen.
wrong, coil one onto the air intake section of the car, next time she turns on the heating she will get the smell of freshly baked stale shit.
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Old 4th March 2011   #139
marcom
Master^
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Old 4th March 2011   #140
marcom
and then more and more people will be attracted by that kind of philanthropy.
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Old 4th March 2011   #141
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Cliveo restaurant owner, Lady Much chef.
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Old 10th January 2012   #143
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"This has almost happened to me another 10 times, once a year."

Hm.
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Old 26th July 2012   #144
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I got car doored

I got car doored pretty badly a few weeks ago in Loughborough Junction. Unfortunately I was in pretty bad shock and neglected to get the registration plate. The driver stopped 100m short of a red light and the passneger opened his door into a bike lane. I messed up the front end of my bike and am trying to get money from her. I only got her name, email and phone. Since I sent her the crash quote she said her insurer would be in contact with me. This is now 3 weeks ago. Is there anything I can do?
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Old 26th July 2012   #145
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phone her I reckon, harder to ignore a call than an email. She's probably just being lazy hoping it'll go away if she doesn't follow it up.

I got taken out about 18mths ago by a car turning across me into a side road right as i was going straight ahead..typical "sorry mate i didn't see you"...i was so glad to be alive i didn't properly check my bike or get any details, just wondered off in a daze to find out later my frame was completely fucked...so you did well to at least get a number, name and email.
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Old 26th July 2012   #146
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i'm pretty sure i've read someone saying this in here (apologies if not and if i'm saying shit) but apparently being doored is a criminal offense and not just a traffic offense. i know nothing of law, but my understanding is that being doored would account as attempted murder in some way (which in my view is way much worse than getting away with paying to fix your bike back, especially if you had injuries). of course, i'd imagine you'd need to register this with the police at the time, so saying this is kinda totally pointless now anyway.

now, i've been semi-doored (due to ninja skills i managed to avoid a direct hit, only scratched my hand/arm/leg on the door) by a passenger who opened the door when the lights changed to green and the only 2 cars in front started moving. so my best advice is: pay way more attention to people inside the car or jumping from behind buses, always. paying for a new bike is cheap if compared with a bad crash even if it's some other idiot's fault -- your body will suffer the consequences anyway.
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Old 26th July 2012   #147
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I had a car pull straight out in front of me, I hit the side of her and went straight over the bonnet putting my forks back past my down tube. Luckily I had a witness and I called the police. Took a while though. I just kept phoning her up.
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Old 26th July 2012   #148
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I don't have any witnesses apart from that it happened outside a doctors' surgery as they had an appointment there. I went in after the accident to get my finger sorted out.

She's admitted liability in the e-mails between us though. What's the best move now? I'll try calling in the morning. I said in the last email that I wouldn't be sending anymore and that I'd be contacting the police.

That's all I can do right?
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Old 26th July 2012   #149
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It's an offence.

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No person shall open, or cause or permit to be opened, any door of a vehicle on a road so as to injure or endanger any person.
from here.
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Old 26th July 2012   #150
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Thanks for that. It's in the highway code as well. I know she was 100% in the wrong, she also knew that at the time. But she appears to be hoping the issue will just disappear.
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