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Old 03-11-2017, 10:44 AM   #21
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I'll ask the same question a different way: If the person wasn't a kid being stupid, but a kid with learning difficulties would everyone be saying the same thing?

I say again, it was entirely avoidable by the car driver if they had chosen not to hit a kid in their 1000kg+ metal box.

The kid could easily have been killed after a bump on the head like that.
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Old 03-11-2017, 10:55 AM   #22
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The guy is 14. He's old enough to know better. Even his mum isn't making excuses for him.

Put most drivers in an intimidating situation with a large group of youths being confrontational and I bet most would be desperate to get past.
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Old 03-11-2017, 11:00 AM   #23
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There is absolutely no way the car driver is responsible, or take any blame, for this incident.

I agree with what's already been said in defence of the driver. But they were also confronted by the initial group of weaving cyclists - likely distracted by there actions (one of those even veers to the other side of the road too) before being confornted by the idiot doing the wheelie.

Sorry Nanoman, I don't think it was avoidable by the driver with so much going on.
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Old 03-11-2017, 11:57 AM   #24
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Yeh last thing the car wanted to do was stop with that lot around him/ her I should imagine !!, the car obviously moves towards the centre as in that split second they think the bike is heading towards the pavement, it's very easy to dissect these things afterwards, but not so easy at the time.

Would the car driver be found guilty at court, NO, nothing else worth saying.
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Old 03-11-2017, 12:49 PM   #25
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I'll ask the same question a different way: If the person wasn't a kid being stupid, but a kid with learning difficulties would everyone be saying the same thing?

I say again, it was entirely avoidable by the car driver if they had chosen not to hit a kid in their 1000kg+ metal box.

The kid could easily have been killed after a bump on the head like that.
But you are creating an unfair comparison there.

The lad's mother is doing the right thing by bringing this issue to other people's attention. He was stupid, he should be fined IMO.

He was lucky to get off with minor injuries. At night time he might have been dead.
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Old 03-11-2017, 01:32 PM   #26
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I'll ask the same question a different way: If the person wasn't a kid being stupid, but a kid with learning difficulties would everyone be saying the same thing?

I say again, it was entirely avoidable by the car driver if they had chosen not to hit a kid in their 1000kg+ metal box.

The kid could easily have been killed after a bump on the head like that.
Don't need to ask the question wether he has learning difficulties does it. Just an idiot youth like majority of them today.
If he was killed or seriously injured then he would serve him right for being an idiot towards other road users. Bike, car tractor. It doesn't matter, he put himself in that situation, not the driver.
If that was my lad (it will never be) he'd get a clip round the ear regardless of his banged head
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I'll ask the same question a different way: If the person wasn't a kid being stupid, but a kid with learning difficulties would everyone be saying the same thing?

I say again, it was entirely avoidable by the car driver if they had chosen not to hit a kid in their 1000kg+ metal box.

The kid could easily have been killed after a bump on the head like that.
I would be wondering why a kid with learning difficulties is doing riding a bike on a main road?

You are in a minority of one here, time to take off your rose- tinted specs methinks!
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Old 03-11-2017, 04:29 PM   #28
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I'm not saying the kid wasn't in the wrong. He clearly was.

My point is I see no attempt by the car driver to avoid the accident, if anything it looks like they're doing the opposite.

Nothing justifies hitting someone with a 1000KG car when it can be avoided, regardless of whether the kid was being a tube.

I'd quite happily see the car driver severely punished for that, given what the footage shows.

Kid could easily have been seriously injured or killed. It could easily have been this kid http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...-west-41408554
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You must be watching a different video Nanoman, the driver DID try to avoid the idiot cyclist.
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Ye if you look at the last few frames you can see the car try and swerve onto the other side of the road to avoid him. the mom is right her son is an idiot
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