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Maybe I'm missing the joke? After all I'm pretty new here, but this seems headed off in the wrong direction, eh?

What was the question, again? Something about cars running down motorcyclists?



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Nothing, after all. I took threewheelbonnie's advice and went for a ride instead.

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How about this then?
in NZ a traffic cop pulled a U-turn on a blind crest and killed a biker.

Police U-turn death spurs review call - national | Stuff.co.nz
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Quite horrific - but I'm not surprised no action was taken against the cop. They are often the worst lawbreakers and get away with murder.
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Wondering what's happening with this case? What would have been the outcome if the biker was a woman and the car driver a bloke.
Drax may be in Yorkshire but the last I heard, it is owned by Americans, may see you there next year Caminando...where do you usually work?
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Wondering what's happening with this case? What would have been the outcome if the biker was a woman and the car driver a bloke.
Drax may be in Yorkshire but the last I heard, it is owned by Americans, may see you there next year Caminando...where do you usually work?
Hi Oot, it's been a very long time since I worked in Drax/Eggborough. I'm not surprised that it's owned by non Brits. The UK has flogged off everything to anyone.

Now I dont work anywhere and am not in the UK.

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Where ever you are, it's got to be better than Drax!
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Is it OK.....

Just been run-down by a car driver, in one of the main roundabouts in Oslo. I’m OK, a bit battered and bruised, but the Geezer (R 80 GS Kalahari) needs a bit of TLC. From what I could see the right cylinder and carb took the initial impact, and there is some secondary damage from being thrown along the road.
“I can’t understand how I didn’t see you”, like I was trying to be invisible. He seemed like a nice guy, and so far he has put his hands in the air in his statement to the police. We will see how that goes when he has is told what his reckless driving is going to cost him.
I got an ambulance ride to the Emergency Hospital, more a precaution than a need, though the pain-killers were well-spent tax money. It’s now four in the morning, and difficult to find a comfortable position, but nothing a couple of shots can’t manage.
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Glad it wasn't any worse and hope you're feeling a bit better now.

Try not to worry about the legal stuff for now. If the car driver held his hands up last night and the police got it written down even the slipperiest lawyer is starting from behind. Bottom line though is that your health is way more important than any of that stuff.

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Just been run-down by a car driver, in one of the main roundabouts in Oslo. I’m OK, a bit battered and bruised, but the Geezer (R 80 GS Kalahari) needs a bit of TLC. From what I could see the right cylinder and carb took the initial impact, and there is some secondary damage from being thrown along the road.
“I can’t understand how I didn’t see you”, like I was trying to be invisible. He seemed like a nice guy, and so far he has put his hands in the air in his statement to the police. We will see how that goes when he has is told what his reckless driving is going to cost him.
I got an ambulance ride to the Emergency Hospital, more a precaution than a need, though the pain-killers were well-spent tax money. It’s now four in the morning, and difficult to find a comfortable position, but nothing a couple of shots can’t manage.
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Glad you're alive Peter; its always shocking when you get attacked on the bike. It's good that the driver has admitted it is his fault. The main thing is you are in one piece
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Wondering what's happening with this case?

The woman was recently convicted in the Appeal Court.
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Thanks Indu, sorry to hear peter, glad you are walking wounded. A good friends father was killed recently, on his way to the coast for the day, someone pulled out on him......
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Thanks for posting the update, indu. That's wonderful news. It would be a very chilling message indeed if she had been acquitted again.

The consequences for motorcyclists, bicyclists, moped riders, pedestrians, children, etc would have been immense.


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