Cyclist Shows No Remorse After Hitting 3 Year Old And Dragging Her 12 Feet When She Got Stuck In The Pedals
Daily Mail- This is the heart-stopping moment a toddler is knocked over by a 'hit-and-run' cyclist and dragged along the pavement outside her home.
Shocking photographs show three-year-old Lucie Wilding being hit by the speeding cyclist just moments after stepping out of her front garden.
The horrific episode was caught on CCTV, with camera footage showing the blonde-haired rider in a luminous orange jacket speeding towards the young girl before hitting her – sending her hurtling through the air.
She was then caught up in the pedals and dragged face-down along the street.
'I thought she was dead. There was blood coming from everywhere. She was hysterical, screaming at the top of her lungs.
Incredibly the cyclist, who fell off his bike after hitting the toddler, allegedly began to ‘hurl abuse’ at the young family – blaming their daughter for the accident – before fleeing the scene.
Lucie was left covered in blood with cuts to her face, head, hands and knees.
It's easy to sit behind a computer screen and chastise the demographics of people that I hate. Alas, we all have moments in our lives where we have been hypocritical. As a man of the overly observant, pessimistic people I would be disingenuous if I didn't acknowledge that I too have had said moments. Brace yourselves, because this is one of them...
I bought a bike no more than 24 hours ago...
With that said, bike riders are the WORST kind of people on the planet. Now granted, I live in a cycle centric city, but that doesn't excuse me. That doesn't make me right. Based on my own experience if a bike rider isn't causally driving his Huffy in front of your car and wasting valuable seconds of your day then he is t-boning your 3 year old and dragging her face along the ground for half a block. There is no in between. They are far too inferior for the roadway and far too superior for the sidewalk. If we are being honest, as convenient as they are to me, bicycles have no place in society. If there is one word to describe cyclists it is selfish. More conscious of saving money on gas than they are of any and all of their surroundings.
If you see someone riding a bike today, I want you to take a stand. Take a stand for every 3 year old that nearly lost their life to a lunatic on a Schwinn. Take a stand for every parent that got verbally abused for caring after their child. Take a stand against every asshole that values a couple lost calories over the convenience of others. I want you to open the door of your motor vehicle and take one out. Don't do it for me. Do it for the greater good. You see me on a bike later today I urge you to slam the door of your Tahoe directly into my torso. Just make sure you scream "that was for Lucie!" in case I forget. I am willing to accept the brunt of that aggression on behalf of anyone that has ever had a bad experience with an oblivious cyclist. That, my friends, is what we call selflessness, and it's a word that most of my fellow bike owners do not understand.
P.S. The only reason this character never got a license is because he didn't want the DMV doing a background check. Sociopath written all over the face of this human traffic cone.