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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Who Was At Fault In Bike-Truck Crash?

WASHINGTON -- A D.C. bike commuter who was ticketed after crashing into a truck that cut him off has released a video of the incident to open a conversation on safety and driver behavior.

Wilder, a photojournalist who has taken to wearing a GoPro camera during his commutes, says he was heading home earlier this month on R Street in Northeast when a pickup truck followed closely beside him, then suddenly cut him off. Wilder says he slammed on his brakes, but was unable to avoid a collision.

Wilder says the video shows the irate driver picking up his damaged bike and tossing it into the back of the pickup. The force of the man's action resulted in the bike bouncing right out of the truck bed and back onto the street. Wilder says he called 911 to report the incident, but after he was taken to the hospital for a checkup, he was the one who was ticketed.



Anonymous said...

it was the cyclist. with their sissy shorts and goofy helmets. who do they think they are ?

Anonymous said...

truck 1, bike 0

Anonymous said...

clearly you two people are idiots that can't see the truth. here we have proof that the driver of the truck was the aggressor and yet you still want to act like the biker was wrong. i hope that never happens to me when i'm riding MY bike. i'll have more than a traffic citation to contend with.

and hey anon 9:11, i'm no sissy and you'd find out

Anonymous said...

if I was riding the bike, I would have slowed and let the truck go by.

Anonymous said...

Hey 1:58 pm I'm no sissy either and if you run into my truck like that you'll find out punk! The trouble with you dumba$$ bicyclers is you don't obey the laws of the road and then cry fowl when something like this happens. This is exactly why quite a few folks on Delmarva are fed up with the Seagull Century because of the ignorant sissy short wearing punks on bicycles being RUDE.

Anonymous said...

7:23 AM

Look, if you can't get along with these bike riding heroes of the universe, just put them in a ditch.

Anonymous said...

1:58 - The truck may have been the aggressor, but the cyclist definitely escalated the incident by continuing to try to catch up with and stay in front of the truck, even after it became clear that it had passed him.

3:05 - Only sane comments of the bunch.