What do you call a driver who hits a bicyclist and leaves without finding out if

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  1. tirelesstraveler profile image78
    tirelesstravelerposted 3 years ago

    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.

  2. Faith Reaper profile image85
    Faith Reaperposted 3 years ago

    Well, a sorry excuse for a human being! Sorry to judge, but ...

    1. tirelesstraveler profile image78
      tirelesstravelerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. Faith Reaper profile image85
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      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

  3. liesl5858 profile image89
    liesl5858posted 3 years ago

    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.

    1. tirelesstraveler profile image78
      tirelesstravelerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      A family friend killed a person in a hit and run.  He went back and turned himself  in, but it is really bad to hit and run.

  4. peachpurple profile image81
    peachpurpleposted 3 years ago

    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

  5. Thief12 profile image89
    Thief12posted 3 years ago

    I think you won't find any disagreement. It's an irresponsible human being, and moreover, a criminal.

  6. Ericdierker profile image47
    Ericdierkerposted 3 years ago

    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.

    1. tirelesstraveler profile image78
      tirelesstravelerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Eric, we are doing well.  Thanks for the prayers.  We are just grateful for no serious injuries.  We will see how the bike fared on Tuesday.

  7. The Examiner-1 profile image71
    The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago

    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.

    1. tirelesstraveler profile image78
      tirelesstravelerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. The Examiner-1 profile image71
      The Examiner-1posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  8. cat on a soapbox profile image97
    cat on a soapboxposted 3 years ago

    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,
    Cat:)

  9. Jackie Lynnley profile image89
    Jackie Lynnleyposted 3 years ago

    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.

    1. tirelesstraveler profile image78
      tirelesstravelerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      So true.

 
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