I just read this news story that appeared in my news feed on yahoo. It concerns a little girl who got knocked down by a cyclist on the foot path outside their house.
I always read the comments as they can be quite amusing at times. In this case it seems the majority of people belive the cyclist is in the wrong. I won't share my feelings on the subject just yet though, i'll add that later.
Lets play a little game and see if you can guess which comment is mine.
In all seriousness though, thank god the little girl is ok, and has no lasting injuries.
- its no ones fault. pure accident.Vote A
- The cyclist is in the wrongVote B
- the parents are to blame. they should have been watching the child.Vote C
- both the cyclist and the parents are to blame.Vote D
My answer is that both parties are to blame
the cyclist had no way of knowing a child would run out in front of him, but he shouldn't have been on the path. However, there's a very busy road there, and the garden has no front gate. what if the child ran into the road and was hit by a car? the parents should have been watching the kid.
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the cyclist is in the wrong, he shouldn't have been on the pavement at all and he was going too fast. i get that he didn't see her as he was pedalling close to the wall to avoid the mother and as soon as she stepped out it was too late but i lost any sliver of sympathy for him getting all the abuse and blame when i read he didn't stop and tried to get away instead of seeing if the kid was ok0
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