Knocked off my Bike - advice needed.

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Knocked off my Bike - advice needed.

Postby NITR8s » Mon Nov 19, 2012 08:51 am

Yesterday I was knocked off my bike by a driver. Now I have only sufferd bruised and scraped eblow, thigh and knee and have scratched my shifter and hood. (Need to get full Bike shop inspection to make sure no damage to carbon.)

Now this driver tried to flee the sceen of the accident and it was only the fact that witnesses chased him down and draw the attention of the nearby police as it happend outside the police station. I havent even seen the driver and do not have his details as the police took down everything and said they would contact me in a couple of days. The driver did not even come and see me and see if I was ok and apologise, which I didnt like at all.

Obviously I intend to get my bike inspected, but should I visit my doctor to get my bruises and scraps recorded. Although its not gonna kill me it is obviously still causing pain and discomfort.

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Re: Knocked off my Bike - advice needed.

Postby nicklouse » Mon Nov 19, 2012 08:58 am

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Re: Knocked off my Bike - advice needed.

Postby Mark Hambleton » Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:06 am

Hi, sorry to hear about your accident and the drama that followed with the motorist trying to drive away. I'm a cycling lawyer and would be happy to give you some free of charge advice over the telephone. My number is 01225 730 214. I'm around all day from about 11.30am. Best wishes, Mark

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Re: Knocked off my Bike - advice needed.

Postby Rodrego Hernandez » Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:56 am

Contact British Cycling, they have great solicitors with good experience of this kind of incident.

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Re: Knocked off my Bike - advice needed.

Postby pinarellokid » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:38 pm

take him to the cleaners. cheeky T**T didnt even have the balls to face you after trying to drive off

compo and a replacement bike is in order

and a little porridge for the driver, bloody criminal
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Re: Knocked off my Bike - advice needed.

Postby Trev The Rev » Mon Nov 19, 2012 13:23 pm

NITR8s wrote:Yesterday I was knocked off my bike by a driver. Now I have only sufferd bruised and scraped eblow, thigh and knee and have scratched my shifter and hood. (Need to get full Bike shop inspection to make sure no damage to carbon.)

Now this driver tried to flee the sceen of the accident and it was only the fact that witnesses chased him down and draw the attention of the nearby police as it happend outside the police station. I havent even seen the driver and do not have his details as the police took down everything and said they would contact me in a couple of days. The driver did not even come and see me and see if I was ok and apologise, which I didnt like at all.

Obviously I intend to get my bike inspected, but should I visit my doctor to get my bruises and scraps recorded. Although its not gonna kill me it is obviously still causing pain and discomfort.



No wonder the NHS is under terrible strain these days and you can't get an appointment to see the doctor for 3 weeks, by which time you would be cured or dead anyway, with people running off to the doctor whenever they have the slightest bit of pain or discomfort.

If you rode a steel bike you would not need to have the frame checked by the bike shop. Carbon is too fragile for everyday use.

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Re: Knocked off my Bike - advice needed.

Postby NITR8s » Mon Nov 19, 2012 13:38 pm

What is wrong with u, i got hit by a driver who considered thst it was ok to drive off and leave me lying in the road. Are u saying its ok for some one go drive into a cyclist as they should be on a steel bike and aslong as u only cause cuts and bruises?

its nothing to do with seeing a doctor for slight pain and discomfort its about recording the injuries caused by the drivers negligence.

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Re: Knocked off my Bike - advice needed.

Postby Trev The Rev » Mon Nov 19, 2012 13:48 pm

NITR8s wrote:What is wrong with u, i got hit by a driver who considered thst it was ok to drive off and leave me lying in the road. Are u saying its ok for some one go drive into a cyclist as they should be on a steel bike and aslong as u only cause cuts and bruises?


I did not say that. The driver is a complete scum bag and a coward. He should buy you a new bike and pay compensation. I assume it was the drivers fault, if so, press for the police to make charges for dangerous driving.

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Re: Knocked off my Bike - advice needed.

Postby NITR8s » Mon Nov 19, 2012 14:08 pm

Sorry thats how it came across to me. i belive the police are investigating if they wish to pursue for charges. it all depends if they have enough evidence to convience the cps as the standard of proof requried is beyond reasonable doubt. I am currently anticipating their phone call.

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Re: Knocked off my Bike - advice needed.

Postby DavidJB » Mon Nov 19, 2012 14:51 pm

Trev The Rev wrote:
NITR8s wrote:Yesterday I was knocked off my bike by a driver. Now I have only sufferd bruised and scraped eblow, thigh and knee and have scratched my shifter and hood. (Need to get full Bike shop inspection to make sure no damage to carbon.)

Now this driver tried to flee the sceen of the accident and it was only the fact that witnesses chased him down and draw the attention of the nearby police as it happend outside the police station. I havent even seen the driver and do not have his details as the police took down everything and said they would contact me in a couple of days. The driver did not even come and see me and see if I was ok and apologise, which I didnt like at all.

Obviously I intend to get my bike inspected, but should I visit my doctor to get my bruises and scraps recorded. Although its not gonna kill me it is obviously still causing pain and discomfort.



No wonder the NHS is under terrible strain these days and you can't get an appointment to see the doctor for 3 weeks, by which time you would be cured or dead anyway, with people running off to the doctor whenever they have the slightest bit of pain or discomfort.

If you rode a steel bike you would not need to have the frame checked by the bike shop. Carbon is too fragile for everyday use.


Trev the tit strikes again.

He pays his ni he can go to the pissing doctors.

Road rash gets easily infected in which case you need anti biotics.

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Re: Knocked off my Bike - advice needed.

Postby allen » Mon Nov 19, 2012 14:53 pm

plus one for British cycling. The most likely outcome that the driver will be prosecuted for leaving the scene but will probably be sent on a driver awareness scheme its highly unlikely that he will be prosecuted for dangerous driving. Take photos of your injuriesand damage to your bike, probably no need to attend docs unless you feel the need ( I am not giving you medical advice), keep clear and detailed records of any costs incurred, days off work etc. Get a crime ref number from the police and speak to your insurers. Andy anyway reading this who isn t a member join britsh cycling as their cover makes the annual fee more than worthwhile

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Re: Knocked off my Bike - advice needed.

Postby Trev The Rev » Mon Nov 19, 2012 15:00 pm

DavidJB wrote:
Trev The Rev wrote:
NITR8s wrote:Yesterday I was knocked off my bike by a driver. Now I have only sufferd bruised and scraped eblow, thigh and knee and have scratched my shifter and hood. (Need to get full Bike shop inspection to make sure no damage to carbon.)

Now this driver tried to flee the sceen of the accident and it was only the fact that witnesses chased him down and draw the attention of the nearby police as it happend outside the police station. I havent even seen the driver and do not have his details as the police took down everything and said they would contact me in a couple of days. The driver did not even come and see me and see if I was ok and apologise, which I didnt like at all.

Obviously I intend to get my bike inspected, but should I visit my doctor to get my bruises and scraps recorded. Although its not gonna kill me it is obviously still causing pain and discomfort.



No wonder the NHS is under terrible strain these days and you can't get an appointment to see the doctor for 3 weeks, by which time you would be cured or dead anyway, with people running off to the doctor whenever they have the slightest bit of pain or discomfort.

If you rode a steel bike you would not need to have the frame checked by the bike shop. Carbon is too fragile for everyday use.


Trev the tit strikes again.

He pays his ni he can go to the pissing doctors.

Road rash gets easily infected in which case you need anti biotics.


Please don't call me names. He might pay his NI and the reason his NI is so much money is because people these days go to the doctor for stupid little things. Furthermore antibiotics are handed out far too much. This encourages antibiotic resistant bacteria and does not help people develop their own immune system. Salt water is the best thing for road rash.
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Re: Knocked off my Bike - advice needed.

Postby allen » Mon Nov 19, 2012 15:06 pm

Dont be silly NI is 4 %. flat. Thats cheap compared to the cost of pvt medical care - try covering everything the NHS covers for that amount of money and you would be shocked at the price

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Re: Knocked off my Bike - advice needed.

Postby Wunnunda » Mon Nov 19, 2012 15:15 pm

Waiting under his bridge he gently pays out the line. The float, drifting on the current, dips, then disappears. He strikes! And smiles. The troll has caught another one..... :|

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Re: Knocked off my Bike - advice needed.

Postby allen » Mon Nov 19, 2012 15:17 pm

Wunnunda wrote:Waiting under his bridge he gently pays out the line. The float, drifting on the current, dips, then disappears. He strikes! And smiles. The troll has caught another one..... :|


true true...nearly didnt type...;)


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