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ds was knocked off his bike today and the bloody woman drove off

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galaxy Mon 18-Jul-05 21:23:46

We let ds ride his bike to school today for the 1st time and some silly bitch clipped his back wheel when he was coming home knocking him off. He is OK apart from a few grazes and a cut knee but the bike wheel is buckled. She apparantly pulled up and when he got up, she roared off.

Been to the police station to report it but unfortunately he only knows it was a red Peugoet 106 starting with P reg so they can't do anything. Happened in the entrance to a business park so I asked them if they could check their cctv and they said it was highly unlikely they would expend any time on it. So the silly cow gets away with it and may kill a child next time.

starlover Mon 18-Jul-05 21:25:44

galaxy! i am !!!1 that is so terrible... thank goodness your ds is ok though.

is it possible you could go to the business park yourself and ask them to check the cctv? i have done this before in a shop when my credit card was stolen...

galaxy Mon 18-Jul-05 21:26:44

POlice told me they weren't allowed to show me the CCTV due to data protection

fqueenzebra Mon 18-Jul-05 21:27:34

how old is he, galaxy?

lilaclotus Mon 18-Jul-05 21:27:36

that's so awful

jampots Mon 18-Jul-05 21:27:38

what a bitch galaxy - hope your ds is ok. Maybe worth camping out there same time tomorrow as she may work there.

Pixiefish Mon 18-Jul-05 21:29:18

She deserves to be prosecuted- as you say she could kill next time

Pixiefish Mon 18-Jul-05 21:29:40

jampots idea is excellent btw

galaxy Mon 18-Jul-05 21:29:56

He's 12 and he's fine but he was turning into the business park to take a short cut and she was coming along the road so she wansnt connected to the park, mores the pity

bubble99 Mon 18-Jul-05 21:30:02

And she was probably on her mobile at the time too.

starlover Mon 18-Jul-05 21:30:39

galaxy... they don't have to show you. but you could ask them if they still have the tape of when it happened and whether they would be willing to show it to the police

galaxy Mon 18-Jul-05 21:31:16

He said she was tailgating his back wheel all the way along the road and he indicated with his left arm before he turned.

RTKangaMummy Mon 18-Jul-05 21:32:13

poor ds

Is he ok?

Take a digital camera with you or video camera to film her car

galaxy Mon 18-Jul-05 21:32:17

That's an idea. I'll get ds to see if there are any cameras when he comes home tomorrow.

RTKangaMummy Mon 18-Jul-05 21:33:01

what about his bike?

galaxy Mon 18-Jul-05 21:33:05

He's fine km - he was quite nervous about going to the police station though but very impressed that they let him sign his own statement!

fqueenzebra Mon 18-Jul-05 21:33:40

DH is really incensed for you, galaxy...
I can't understand why they aren't treating this as "Hit and Run"... Possibly because cyclists have such a funny not-pedestrian & not-road traffic status.

DH said ring the police station every 1/2 hour to see what the police are going to do abut it (but I think you'd be done for harrassment).
Get your MP on to it, says DH!
And, he adds, the press... how can the govt. encourage more cycling on one hand and then not treat cars hitting cyclists seriously.

galaxy Mon 18-Jul-05 21:33:43

Bike is scratched and dh had to straighten the wheel

milward Mon 18-Jul-05 21:34:10

Agree with starlover. Get the police to check through what happened - could save a life. How awful - how could she just drive off. Wonder if she's thinking about what happened now?

pindy Mon 18-Jul-05 21:34:21

glad your ds is ok, hope you can track the woman.

jampots Mon 18-Jul-05 21:35:05

also ask the local newspaper to come and do a piece on ds and appeal for witnesses!!!

galaxy Mon 18-Jul-05 21:35:06

Good point fqzebra! Might send a "thank you letter" to the local paper addressedto the cowardly bitch!

fqueenzebra Mon 18-Jul-05 21:35:43

Hope it doesn't put him & you off him cycling...
DH has won damages from motorists pulling in front of him when he was on his bike, that kind of thing. This lady owes you for the cycle damage at least (you have a good case for a civil action).

RTKangaMummy Mon 18-Jul-05 21:36:58

Do you think he will be ok riding his bike again or has it put him off?

Hope not

@ police for not doing anything to help really

Agree about MP and press

Take photos of his scratches and if it bruises of them too

Also of his bike

And maybe photos of where it happened

galaxy Mon 18-Jul-05 21:39:03

He is cycling tomorrow and says he'll keep a pad an pencin in his top pocket in case she goes past at the same time. I wonder if she was a mum hurrying to the nearby primary school.

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