This comment from a USA based site is excellent. Obviously at no point has the driver looked back at this memory and thought that maybe they might have been at fault for identifying a risk, and then taking their eyes off the road for seconds at a time.
Let me tell you a story. Years ago, I was driving my E150 Econoline Van in a parking lot. The lane was wide enough for two cars to pass. And the parking spaces were perpendicular to the lane. Hopefully, you can picture in your mind the setting. It was mid-morning in the summer in Atlanta GA. No clouds. I was driving slow. Probably closer to 5 MPH than 10 MPH. There were no other cars in the lane. No cars approaching me. No cars behind me. However, I saw a man riding a bike approaching me well to the left of me. I looked at my pager (this was in 1997/1998). At that time, my wife and I worked out a code. 111 meant to come home now. We had a new baby and sometimes she needed me to come home and hold our son. So the pager went off. I glanced to see the code. Looked up and noticed the guy o the bike had cut right in front of me. I slammed on my brakes and stopped. Did not touch him. He was no more than 3 feet in front of me. For those of you who have never driven an E150 van, you need to know that my face is about 5 feet from the front bumper of the van. The man sort of leaned away from the van put is feet to the ground and sort of walked (with the bike between his legs) in front of my van. He then came around the front from left to right and squeezed between my van and the parked cars on my right. He had at most 3 feet to fit through.
Why did he make an abrupt left turn in front of a slow-moving van in a parking lot? Why squeeze between my van and the parked cars on my right when he clearly could have continued on his way easily on my left where he had 12 feet of unobstructed width of asphalt? If I had bumped him, you know what would have happened. Maybe he took a calculated risk and thought, heck getting hit by a van moving 5 MPH would of at worst resulted in a broken leg. Most likely he would had had a bruise. But the payout would have been $10 of thousands.