What do you call a driver who hits a bicyclist and leaves without finding out if they are hurt?
If you hit a bicyclist while driving up Auto Mall Parkway, on Friday afternoon, and didn't stop, you will always wonder if you killed the bicyclist. Your total disregard for common courtesy put you in a situation that may bite you harder than not having your drivers licence, or insurance.
The cyclist is in terrible pain. The bike was damaged and since the cyclist was returning to work after lunch there was time lost. Not to mention you totally screwed up a 3 day weekend for the cyclist and his family.
Well, a sorry excuse for a human being! Sorry to judge, but ...
Faith, my good self is furious at this person. My bad self is praying for retribution. Thankfully my husband was able to get back to work and call me, but he is in all sorts of pain.
I understand and that was my first gut reaction. I am so sorry about your husband and will pray for healing and relief from pain. I will pray for the other person to do some soul-searching. Is there any way the person did not know he hit your husband
I think the driver is irresponsible and have no conscience at all, supposing your husband was injured so badly. Some people just don't care anymore and it is really sad. I hope your husband gets better soon.
that is not a responsible person, if I did, I still have to check out, make sure he is not dead. If hurt, take him to hospital and pay for the bills. Otherwise guilt will fill up in my dreams
I think you won't find any disagreement. It's an irresponsible human being, and moreover, a criminal.
Certainly the first thing we call them is a criminal. With injuries it is a felony to hit and run. So we call them a felon next. But all in all my prayers are with the two of you today. Years ago my father in law was killed in such a fashion, he could have been saved. Forgiveness was real hard to come by.
They are a hit-and-run driver just like hitting cars, they do not always know whether or not anyone is injured - and how bad - besides insurance problems. I say that they should all get the same laws/rules.
I hope that someone else got his/her license plate numbers/letters.
Kevin, the guy that stopped only saw my husband flying through the air. There are traffic cams in that town and a motorcycle policeman who is not happy about cyclists being hit on his watch on the look out.
I see now that I should have mentioned in my first comment "...they do not know or 'care'..." In other words, a lot of them could really care less about life. They should be jailed for bodily harm or sometimes murder.
I am sorry and hope that your husband's aches and pains heal soon! The driver of a vehicle is required by law in most places incl. Calif. to report any accidents involving damage. This includes both personal injury and property damage. It could be a lamp post or a parked car! Unfortunately, some people feel no moral obligation and think "why bother if I won't get caught?" The person who did this is a scofflaw and coward. You have every right to be angry but try to let it go so the insensitive person who committed this hit and run doesn't continue to affect your family's well-being.
Hoping for a good outcome,
I don't see why they would run since the law does nothing to people who hurt others in accidents. I think it should be the same punishment as if you accidentally shot someone. They are just as hurt or sometimes killed. Drunk drivers walk all the time; it is like take their license but what punishment is that? I doubt they do that even on the first offense even if someone died. Really crazy.
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