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Added: Apr-6-2012 Occurred On: Apr-2-2012
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Location: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States (load item map)
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  • Bus driver is a champ.

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  • Well done the Bus driver proving he was fully aware of traffic behind him,give yourself a pat on the back.

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  • According to PA laws the cyclist was still in the wrong. The new laws there state that a cyclist SHALL NOT impede the normal flow of traffic.

    Legally he still should have been on the pedestrian bridge because of lane width on the bridge.

    Don't give me that "danger to pedestrians" BS either....a person walking can move out of the way of a bicycle infinitely easier than a car can.

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    • @Enwon Geegeefor - You cannot dismiss the fact the driver hit the cyclist and then proceeded to leave. Regardless of the cyclist's position on the road. Both should be cited if deemed so. I understand your position, but following that logic there is no victim?

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    • @Momus haha american attitude towards bicyclists? Its just a video about one biker vs a car. Not EVERY road is safe for both bikes and cars. Its stupid to assume EVERYONE should revolve around you.

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  • Use the BIKE lane. In southern california they designate an entire lane for bikes when marked, so if your driving and no ones in it, drive in the lane, but you have to exit the whole lane if theres bikes in it. But this is the beach, not a bridge with consistent traffic. The biker is inconsiderate and so is the driver, but in my mind they cancel eachother out

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    • @chrisTHEfish:
      No shit, right? That's the first thing I was looking for after I saw where the cyclist was positioned. The bike lane is even separated by railings. Too bad he won't learn his lesson.

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  • Yea,the person in the car was wrong but to be honest the bicycle idiot was trolling for a problem taking up the whole lane,I know where this happened and this fool should have been riding on the sidewalk on the bridge because there is way too much tractor trailer traffic in that area. Im sick and tired of these bicycle fools who are wearing all of their flamboyant riding attire taking up entire lanes on back roads and major roads and all along knoiwing that cars can't get around them and if you More..

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    • @ZANGADO - You are correct about the cyclist being in the wrong for taking up too much space. However, he has road rights just like a car. It is not legal to ride on the sidewalk in a lot of places...I would have opted for sidewalk in that situation.

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    • @KingVolcano Yea,the sidewalk is a tough one while on a bike,but if you were taking your life in your hands on a busy bridge i would take my chances on the sidewalk or just get off and walk it,the bridge is only about 100ft long.

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    • @ZANGADO - Agree

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  • Bicyclists are permitted to ride on the road, with traffic. The street is public and not restricted to vehicle use only. This biker was legally in his lane when hit by the car. Riders are instructed to use more of the lane to remain visible to vehicle drivers. It's safer than riding along the far edge of the road.

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    • @rather-dashing See my below comments on "pedestrians have the right of way". 'legally' is fine only if you can trust the judgement of your potential killer...
      Vehicle v. human body? Is there ever an exception to the outcome? duh?

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    • @rmg03c,
      I know what you're saying. It may not have been the best judgment call by the cyclist. But again, he is not at fault here. It's a tough way to "train" vehicle drivers about the actual rules of the road.

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    • @rather-dashing A 'tough way to train vehicle drivers', is quite an understatement And my point. I ain't gonna give my life for someone else's education!

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  • There's more on the story here:
    http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/bethlehem/index.ssf/2012/04/bethlehem_cyclist_injured_in_h.html


    Frank Pavlick was riding home from his welding job Monday afternoon when two cars passed by him on the Fahy Bridge in Bethlehem, giving barely any room to the 50-year-old who has traveled for 30 years almost exclusively by bicycle.

    The third car came right up behind him before they collided.

    “The next guy didn’t even try to pass me,” Pavlick said Tuesday. More..

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  • "May" being operative [on the sign]. Why would you put yourself in a position like that? It's like, "Pedestrians have the right of way" I am still not going to find out if the driver of the car is going to stop before I walk out in front of a moving vehicle!
    I guess we have all learned that lesson while being entertained here, learning from the mistakes of others...

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    • @rmg03c,

      Riding on the sidewalk is not safe to pedestrians. The biker respects that so he decides to ride on the roadway (legally). He rides in the center of his lane in order to make himself visible to vehicle traffic. This accident was not his "mistake" in any way. The traffic report should be written up to show that he contributed 0% to the accident.

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    • @rather-dashing Point taken. But it doesn't sound like you even read my comments. "leagally" doesnn't matter when it's your life on the line! "officer, give him a ticket and I want an official apology taped to my gravestone!" Like I said before, duh? Do you not understand? What the bike dude did was 'legal'. I simply submit, legal or not, it's not a smart move or a safe bet. Especially when the bet is, potentially, your FUCKING LIFE!!!

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    • @rmg03c - I agree, I thought the same. I cycle a lot and would have opted to be on the sidewalk or taken a different route than put myself in harm's way. I know a lot of people don't respect cyclists.

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    • @rather-dashing what's more dangerous, a pedestrian getting "hit" by a cyclist or a cyclist getting hit by a 2 ton vehicle?

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  • Hey
    There are good bus drivers in this world
    Send some to my home town
    Pleased the prick got caught

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  • too many things wrong here... first there is a pedi/bike lane to the right.

    but the militant biker decided to take up a lane on the bridge.

    not saying he deserved to get plowed, but we need to keep things in perspective here.

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  • Bike lane or not, cyclists have the same rights on the highway as cars. Stupid thick car owners think not though. Nice to see the bus driver and car behind knew the law.

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  • Running away from that situation is never a smart move but that courier was just asking for it-- he knows there's a bike lane next to the pedestrian lane that's separated from vehicular traffic. That's why it's there. He's an idiot in the first place for riding with four-ton vehicles, especially when he's that far to the left of the lane. The worst part is, he's probably already back there doing it again.

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    • @ThisWasA_Bad_Idea,
      That's a pedestrian walk lane. The biker respected the use of that lane by pedestrians and chose the proper path which was the street, in the right lane. He was lawfully where he belonged. ... And he wasn't a courier. Rather he was a guy riding home from his welding job.

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  • I was trying to work out why the black was in the inside lane when we switch camera view...

    As the cars and bus enter the bridge, the black car pulls over to overtake silver car and the bus. I think what happens next, during the angle change, is that the bus also pulls out into the outside lane to overtake the cyclist and the black car moves into the inside lane in an attempt to undertake the bus (who he possibly thinks has moved over just to frustrate him, because on entering the bridge he wi More..

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  • Good on the bus driver....Hopefully the shitbag driver of the car gets run over one day....

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  • not for nothing but why is this idiot riding his bicycle in the middle of the road ANYWAY?! i can't stand all those idiot bicyclists that stop in front of my car at red lights. get on the shoulder or the sidewalk and you won't have a problem. this is 2012, not 1812!

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    • @stav napolous,
      Bikes belong on the road and not the sidewalk. It's a public street and he is completely entitled to use it.

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    • @rather-dashing i understand the legality of the bike being on the road...its also legal to drink bleach, but common sense tells you NOT to. as far as I'm concerned, bikes do not belong in the middle of the road where there are motor vehicles travelling at 40 or 50 mph...unless, of course, you can keep up.

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  • Good Job bus driver! And to the rear blocker too! Cool deal.

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  • Critical Mass mentality will get you killed.

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  • That was awesome! Motorist is in Barney now.

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