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Tim Hall

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Cyclist attacked by driver
« on: April 14, 2021, 09:21:28 am »
On my way home yesterday I was passed by an ambulance going the other way.  Then I read this on the local news website:

https://www.crawleyobserver.co.uk/news/crime/cyclist-suffers-significant-head-injuries-in-attack-by-driver-in-turners-hill-3199930
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Sussex Police said officers were called to Paddockhurst Road in Turners Hill at 4.50pm yesterday (April 13) following reports of an alleged assault on a cyclist.

The driver of a black Mercedes had overtaken the cyclist, before getting out of the vehicle and allegedly assaulting him with what is believed to be a metal pole, police said.

That's just up the road from where I work. All a bit close really. The report then goes on to say that a 28 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent.

 
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"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

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Re: Cyclist attacked by driver
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2021, 05:59:16 pm »
I doubt it's random, not that many people drive around with a metal pole just in case of cyclist road rage.
Strange things are afoot at the circle K.

Re: Cyclist attacked by driver
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2021, 06:33:01 pm »
I doubt it's random, not that many people drive around with a metal pole just in case of cyclist road rage.
There are quite a few people who drive around with weapons in case of any rage. Plenty of people will enrange the weapon carriers by doing things like stopping for pedestrians or generally not getting out of their way.
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Re: Cyclist attacked by driver
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2021, 10:12:45 pm »
Even just riding a bike along the road seems to make some motorists want to kill.