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Of course the driver did'nt see the cyclist, in a cross walk, during daylight. It was an accident, and the police report says so. Move along people.

Who looks for people in crosswalks anymore? He probably walked right over that stop sign and the driver just could not stop anymore.

I am waiting for the driver to sue the estate for damages to repair the damage to the car.

yes, the real victim is the driver and his car.

On the crosswalks: It amuses me when people complain about pedestrians crossing randomly outside the crosswalks, because in my part of town, NOBODY waits for pedestrians at those crossing, so why should pedestrians use them...

Chris: Yep. That girl who was killed about 2 years ago on a crosswalk from the exit ramp off I270, during the day. The driver was not charged. Again, maybe it was entirely appropriate in THAT case, but you have to wonder how often all the benefit of the doubt goes to the driver.

I got into a physical altercation in Baltimore when I slapped the car of a woman who almost ran me over in the cross walk. She got out and dared me to touch her car again, so I did, in full view of the cops. She then pushed me. Repeat twice, until the cops told me to move away.

OK, so I was being a bit of a jerk and the cops need to defuse a situation. However, the cops did nothing about her almost running me over.

I believe her when she says she didn't see him (until it was too late), as he was traveling in the same direction, coming from her blind spot over her left shoulder. Brorein's a one-way street with two left-turn lanes (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=33601&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=52.020054,70.048828&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Tampa,+Hillsborough,+Florida+33601&ll=27.943149,-82.463799&spn=0.000894,0.001069&t=h&z=20), so he should have been visible as she approached the intersection; but if she'd been in the center lane with no signal, he wouldn't have known she was turning.

In any case, that driver's license is a token of the driver's promise to be careful with that deadly guided missile, and she obviously wasn't careful enough. I can't believe she wasn't at least charged with failure to yield.

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