Hit and Run - Bishopsgate 18:30 ish

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  • On the way home tonight saw a cunt of a bus driver run a cyclist into the curb.

    If I didn't know better I'd swear he did it on purpose.

    Any way the guy fell off his bike and the bus drove over his wheel and then just drove off. The cyclist was banging on the bus drivers window just before as well.

    After stopping to check if this guy was OK he asked me to catch the bus up and get the number.

    Unfortunately I couldn't find him again.

    Anyway as I suspected the police said 'there's no crime without a victim' so I need to find this guy.

    He was riding a Grey Condor with gears, had a beard and wore a helmet (a rubbish description, I know but I wasn't concentrating on that).

    The number plate was LX03 BVT, it was a number 8 bus (I think).

  • print up an A4 notice and put it where u helped the guy.

  • Can anyone confirm a rumour I heard that London bus drivers have been told that they are not to stop if involved in an accident, in order to keep to timetables?

    It sounds like one of those complete piles of crap, but thought it was worth asking.

  • What a c*nt. He must have felt it when he ran over the wheel, how did he know he hadn't run over the guy?

  • I'd agree with your second par Mooks.

  • Hi All
    Sorry to jump in on this thread but I've just joined and can't post a new one.
    Reason I'm posting is that tonight my GF was knocked off her bike and after a quick bit of searching this looks like the best forum to get some advice.
    She was riding north up Wood Lane in the cycle lane, stationary traffic on her right when a passenger door was opened right in front of her - she had no time to brake or avoid it, hit the door and came off. The car did stop further on (initially the guy started telling her she was going too fast but after a while admitted liability) but then drove off. Really unfortunately she didn't get any details, she was a bit shaken up and dazed - she doesn't seem to be seriously hurt but she's quite bruised & sore so it could be a trip to A&E in the morning.
    My question is, is it worth reporting this in the hope there's cameras there, or even that the police will be bothered with it, or is this just something that should be put down to experience and leant from ? There were no witnesses so I'm guessing it would be a waste of time...
    Any advice much appreciated.
    Thanks in advance, and again, sorry if this is posted in the wrong thread/forum but this site looked like the best one.
    Cheers guys.

    Phil

  • Yes. Report it as soon as you can. Hope she's OK.

  • Knowing the road, time and number of the bus/plate will narrow the driver down substantially.

    Are you able to report this kind of thing to the police on someone's behalf?

  • My question is, is it worth reporting this

    Yes definitely.

    Knowing the road, time and number of the bus/plate will narrow the driver down substantially.

    Are you able to report this kind of thing to the police on someone's behalf?

    I tried and (as said in my first post) the police said that the victim had to come forward 'no victim, no crime'

  • Mmm. How do they solve murders then?

  • I'd have thought that a murdered body could be considered a victim of some form of wrongdoing

  • I'd have thought that a murdered body could be considered a victim of some form of wrongdoing

    its the getting it to "come forward "
    thats the problem

  • Anyway as I suspected the police said 'there's no crime without a victim' so I need to find this guy.

    Grow your own weed and smoke it to yourself and see how long they keep that attitude...another time, another discussion I know.

    Hope you get in touch with the guy and he manages to sort some kind of compensation out.

  • Hope you get in touch with the guy and he manages to sort some kind of compensation out.

    Compensation.....

    a pint or two for my efforts.

  • My question is, is it worth reporting this in the hope there's cameras there, or even that the police will be bothered with it, or is this just something that should be put down to experience and leant from ? There were no witnesses so I'm guessing it would be a waste of time...

    http://www.lcc.org.uk/index.asp?PageID=3­91

    There's also a very good thread 'What to do in case of an accident' in the Private Forum, which you won't be able to get into yet until you've posted five posts and after 48 hours. The above page will tide you over until then.

    If there is footage, which is quite likely in that area, I think, there may be a hit-and-run case.

    There are too many cases in which drivers take advantage of people under shock and callously avoid taking responsibility.

    On a street like Wood Lane without much ped traffic witnesses are unlikely, sadly!

    It might be worth getting legal advice, e.g. on how to get camera footage (usually only the police can request it, so you have to get them to take it seriously in the first place). There are a lot of excellent lawyers out there who can really help you.

    It may not be worth your while in this case (hope it'll turn out that she's OK physically! although the emotional scars may remain), but worth knowing for any future incidents (hopefully not) and tell all your friends. I'll declare an interest as an LCC member--just to point out that the LCC has a free legal helpline for members.

    All the best and I hope it doesn't put her off her cycling!

    Oliver
    LCC

  • On the way home tonight saw a cunt of a bus driver run a cyclist into the curb.

    I'll forward the details to LCC lists in the hope that someone may come forward. Do you have an e-mail address you can PM me so I can put people in touch with you outside the forum?

    Well done for assisting the guy.

    See you at the Elderfield next Thursday, anyway!

  • its the getting it to "come forward "
    thats the problem

    Good point.

  • Post a thread on bikeradar.com in Commuting with an obvious header

    Bishopsgate Bus Hit/Run, date, time.

    Hopefully the guy or someone who knows him will check it.

    If he's riding a Condor he probably knows a little about bikes and might've popped in there from time to time.

  • Good suggestion Hippy. Why not also get in touch with Condor Bikes? He may go there for a new wheel.

  • It is obviously the duty of the bus driver to stop and if damage etc. to exchange details. The driver also should report the accident if he feels that they are not able to continue their shift. Well that is the ideal way.

    Worth reporting what you witnessed to the TfL website.

  • Thanks for the replies, much appreciated and sorry for hijacking the thread, I'll duck out now !

  • [quote=Oliver Schick;398975usually only the police can request it, so you have to get them to take it seriously in the first place[/quote]

    False.

    Any one who is a victim of a crime can request any CCTV footage that may have seen it, also you can request a copy of any CCTV footage which includes your face to the point that you are recognizable, the company giving it to you should black out any other faces in the clip.

    the problem is a lot of cameras are dummys, those that are not are low quality and get taped over all the time.

  • Mark Thomas did a wicked program to show that you are entitled to any footage with your face on. He got guys to walk past MI6 on enormous stilts and then demanded the footage from the cameras inside the compound.

  • Grow your own weed and smoke it to yourself and see how long they keep that attitude...

    Yes but in that situation you are the victim. The victim of that EVIL weed.

  • humm how old was the grey condor? a new one was in the bike stands at work yest, havent checked this morning- interview and stuff , hence suited and booted and fun times on the tube, but as i said new one, grey geared..not seen there before

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