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(Warnambool Standard)   A texting motorist who slammed into a bicyclist and injured his spine told police she has some regrets ... about the dents in her car. Subby has some regrets as well ... that the driver won't rot in jail for the next 10 to 20 years   (standard.net.au) divider line 136
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2014-04-16 10:26:37 AM  
FTA: "I'm kind of pissed off that the cyclist has hit the side of my car. I don't agree that people texting and driving could hit a cyclist. I wasn't on my phone when I hit the cyclist."

Seems that we're dealing with a real intellectual here.
 
2014-04-16 10:28:49 AM  
Got broadsided on my bike exactly a month ago today. The guy driving the commercial gardening truck ran the red light without even slowing down, because he was "checking his GPS and didn't see it change." I got clear and I'm largely uninjured but holy fark that was an adrenal moment.

He pulled over immediately and was seriously apologetic, swore he'd pay for whatever his insurance didn't, sat there by the road with me till I was loaded into the ambulance and then waited to see if there was anything else he could do. I was incredibly angry, but as soon as he was really apologetic, my anger wasn't nearly as focused.

Had I had Ms. Davis there, I would be facing prosecution for battery.
 
2014-04-16 10:33:43 AM  
Texting drivers should be given two choices: Lose you fingers or your eyes.
 
2014-04-16 10:35:17 AM  
So the cyclist hit the SIDE of her car and somehow SHE's at fault?

Maybe if cyclists would pay attention to the road instead of weaving through traffic like suicidal maniacs, then they would be taken seriously.
 
2014-04-16 10:41:11 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: So the cyclist hit the SIDE of her car and somehow SHE's at fault?


It would appear so, yes.  Does your video show otherwise?
 
2014-04-16 10:44:43 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: AverageAmericanGuy: So the cyclist hit the SIDE of her car and somehow SHE's at fault?

It would appear so, yes.  Does your video show otherwise?


OIC, it's Australia. Geometry works differently down there.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-04-16 10:47:25 AM  
Records showed Davis used her phone 44 times in her drive from east Warrnambool to Koroit, sending and receiving 22 text messages to seven different phones.

What if she didn't put her phone down between receiving a text and sending a reply? What if she read two texts in the same glance? Counting out offenses is silly. There should be one charge of improper driving that incorporates all the naughty stuff you do in one more or less continuous act of driving. That may be what she pleaded guilty to. Australian police could be just as fond of piling on charges as American police.
 
2014-04-16 10:48:41 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: So the cyclist hit the SIDE of her car and somehow SHE's at fault?

Maybe if cyclists would pay attention to the road instead of weaving through traffic like suicidal maniacs, then they would be taken seriously.



"The cyclist was on the edge of the road heading west when Davis hit him from behind, despite there being lights on the back and front of his bike."


Reading is fundamental.
 
2014-04-16 10:52:40 AM  
KAAAATIE!!!
 
2014-04-16 11:24:30 AM  
IDK my BFF J-*THUMP*
 
2014-04-16 11:31:58 AM  
""I just don't care because I've already been through a lot of bullshiat and my car is like pretty expensive and now I have to fix it," she told a police officer."

Ja'mie?
 
2014-04-16 11:36:14 AM  
P-P-P-P-P-P-P-P-P-PLATE

Texting

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2014-04-16 11:36:27 AM  

unlikely: Got broadsided on my bike exactly a month ago today. The guy driving the commercial gardening truck ran the red light without even slowing down, because he was "checking his GPS and didn't see it change." I got clear and I'm largely uninjured but holy fark that was an adrenal moment.

He pulled over immediately and was seriously apologetic, swore he'd pay for whatever his insurance didn't, sat there by the road with me till I was loaded into the ambulance and then waited to see if there was anything else he could do. I was incredibly angry, but as soon as he was really apologetic, my anger wasn't nearly as focused.

Had I had Ms. Davis there, I would be facing prosecution for battery.


Or justifiable homicide.
 
2014-04-16 11:36:55 AM  
The rules don't apply to me. I'm saving thCRUNCH
 
2014-04-16 11:37:35 AM  

ZAZ: Records showed Davis used her phone 44 times in her drive from east Warrnambool to Koroit, sending and receiving 22 text messages to seven different phones.

What if she didn't put her phone down between receiving a text and sending a reply? What if she read two texts in the same glance? Counting out offenses is silly. There should be one charge of improper driving that incorporates all the naughty stuff you do in one more or less continuous act of driving. That may be what she pleaded guilty to. Australian police could be just as fond of piling on charges as American police.


Why did she have seven different phones?
 
2014-04-16 11:37:39 AM  
I got hit twice doing jumping jacks and shadow boxing in an intersection, don't know why these cars gotta be all up in my workout space.
 
2014-04-16 11:40:22 AM  
Is this the Australian Onion?
 
2014-04-16 11:40:53 AM  

ChipNASA: P-P-P-P-P-P-P-P-P-PLATE

Texting

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as flat as Pee on a Plate.
 
2014-04-16 11:40:55 AM  
For christsake, she lives in Port Fairy. She could have at least sprinkled some Pixie Dust on him....
 
2014-04-16 11:43:09 AM  
Stpuid cyclists.  The other day I was driving and this cyclist gave me some crap look like he was better than me cuz I'm an American so I pulled over and busted him up good with some of the kraft magma I learned in the Core.  I bet he won't try that again.  He was all like "I'm going to sue you Lawler" and I repeated what I said to that old village lady back in 'Nam - I said "sorry, Charlie" - just like in those tuna commercials.
 
2014-04-16 11:43:22 AM  
I think that is the script of an unfilmed Monty Python sketch.
 
2014-04-16 11:43:27 AM  
Too bad it wasn't a train that hit the side of her car.
 
2014-04-16 11:43:35 AM  
I was nearly run down by a cyclist on the sidewalk yesterday, so I'm getting a real kick out of this thread.

/you should have to take remedial driver's ed when you purchase a bicycle as an adult
//yes, Virginia, you *do* have rules you need to follow
 
2014-04-16 11:43:54 AM  

Blues_X: Reading is fundamental.


But it is SOOO much easier to just make an assumption and jump to a conclusion.  No need to be bothered with all that reading nonsense.
 
2014-04-16 11:44:48 AM  
Driver.  I'd teach her a lesson or two.

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2014-04-16 11:45:18 AM  

ZAZ: What if she didn't put her phone down between receiving a text and sending a reply? What if she read two texts in the same glance? Counting out offenses is silly. There should be one charge of improper driving that incorporates all the naughty stuff you do in one more or less continuous act of driving.


So if I shoot and kill 20 people during one continuous act of senseless violence should I only be charged with one count of murder?
 
2014-04-16 11:45:29 AM  
Car.  Typical BMW Driver.

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2014-04-16 11:45:43 AM  

ChipNASA: P-P-P-P-P-P-P-P-P-PLATE

Texting


That was an awesome experience on the interwebs
 
2014-04-16 11:46:51 AM  
It's a road, built for automobiles.

Don't like your odds? Stay the fark off it.
 
2014-04-16 11:46:55 AM  
I think the story here is not to indict the little cumcatcher, but to have her be held accountable for her actions, if only a bit.
That fractured spine, that's nothing to sneer at, I was "lucky" just by breaking the upper portion of my spine. That frame he was in, I've seen that, and it's not a pretty sight, imagine being in one. One of my times in the hospital, I was talking to a guy who was in for follow up surgery; he said he was going about 130mph on a lonely stretch of road in his 'vette, he had a blowout, and the car flipped and disintegrated around him. I see a fairly large suit coming, most likely more than her insurance will cover.
 
2014-04-16 11:49:54 AM  
What we have here is a 21-year-old self-centered coont whose appreciation for the consequences of her actions only go as far as "look what this means to me ... me ... meeeeee!"

Hopefully, the cyclist will be able to bring more bullshiat in to the life of the motorist, to the tune of a substantial award.
 
2014-04-16 11:49:58 AM  
FTFA:   "I just don't care because I've already been through a lot of bullshiat and my car is like pretty expensive and now I have to fix it," she told a police officer.
"I'm kind of pissed off that the cyclist has hit the side of my car. I don't agree that people texting and driving could hit a cyclist. I wasn't on my phone when I hit the cyclist."


They should just shoot this woman in the back of the head now and save all of us some trouble.  With an attitude like that she will never ever contribute anything worthwhile to society.
 
2014-04-16 11:50:19 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: So the cyclist hit the SIDE of her car and somehow SHE's at fault?

Maybe if cyclists would pay attention to the road instead of weaving through traffic like suicidal maniacs, then they would be taken seriously.


FTFA: The cyclist was on the edge of the road heading west when Davis hit him from behind, despite there being lights on the back and front of his bike.

Obviously, the cyclist was far enough on the side of the road that she impacted him with her front quarter instead of front bumper.
 
2014-04-16 11:50:43 AM  

Mongo No.5: Car.  Typical BMW Driver.

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That's a 2005.  Is Australian expensive kind of like British hot?
 
2014-04-16 11:52:01 AM  

Mongo No.5: Driver.  I'd teach her a lesson or two.

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Why yes, she is quite attractive.
 
2014-04-16 11:53:03 AM  
Well thankfully it was just a cyclist and not a person.
 
2014-04-16 11:53:25 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: So the cyclist hit the SIDE of her car and somehow SHE's at fault?

Maybe if cyclists would pay attention to the road instead of weaving through traffic like suicidal maniacs, then they would be taken seriously.


I guess you did not read the article:
The cyclist was on the edge of the road heading west when Davis hit him from behind, despite there being lights on the back and front of his bike.
 
2014-04-16 11:54:33 AM  
I'm suprised she didnt try the affluenza defense as well. But it's good to see stuck up mindless coonts are not just an American thing.
 
2014-04-16 11:54:45 AM  
I wonder if her daddy can bail her out of this one.

I'm willing to bet that her parents have gotten her out of trouble plenty of times before.
 
2014-04-16 11:55:38 AM  
I can't believe no one else noticed the name of the courthouse; WARRNAMBOOL!
 
2014-04-16 11:56:06 AM  
We had an incident recently where a moron killed two people while texting and was not charged.

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2014-04-16 11:57:13 AM  
personally, i could give a shiat about her license or the criminal charges.  my only concern would be suing them until a bankruptcy court tells them to go to hell.

/ rides a bike to work everyday (weather permitting, otherwise, it's the bus)
 
2014-04-16 11:57:29 AM  

Farce-Side: Mongo No.5: Driver.  I'd teach her a lesson or two.

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Why yes, she is quite attractive.


If you're a rabbit.
 
2014-04-16 12:00:26 PM  

monoski: AverageAmericanGuy: So the cyclist hit the SIDE of her car and somehow SHE's at fault?

Maybe if cyclists would pay attention to the road instead of weaving through traffic like suicidal maniacs, then they would be taken seriously.

I guess you did not read the article:
The cyclist was on the edge of the road heading west when Davis hit him from behind, despite there being lights on the back and front of his bike.


Should have been on the sidewalk.

And yes, I know the law allows them to be in the road.  The law needs to change.  Roads are for cars.
 
2014-04-16 12:01:15 PM  

Mongo No.5: Driver.  I'd teach her a lesson or two.


Ew.
 
2014-04-16 12:02:14 PM  

DarkVader: Should have been on the sidewalk.

And yes, I know the law allows them to be in the road.  The law needs to change.  Roads are for cars.


Sidewalks are for people and in some states is it illegal to ride your bike on a sidewalk.
 
2014-04-16 12:03:16 PM  

Courtney Love's Genital Warts: Farce-Side: Mongo No.5: Driver.  I'd teach her a lesson or two.

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Why yes, she is quite attractive.

If you're a rabbit.


Why yes, I am a rabbit.

Here I am at my buddy's bachelor party last week:

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2014-04-16 12:04:34 PM  

Blues_X: AverageAmericanGuy: So the cyclist hit the SIDE of her car and somehow SHE's at fault?

Maybe if cyclists would pay attention to the road instead of weaving through traffic like suicidal maniacs, then they would be taken seriously.


"The cyclist was on the edge of the road heading west when Davis hit him from behind, despite there being lights on the back and front of his bike."


Reading is fundamental.


You must don't know about AAG
 
2014-04-16 12:06:15 PM  

DarkVader: monoski: AverageAmericanGuy: So the cyclist hit the SIDE of her car and somehow SHE's at fault?

Maybe if cyclists would pay attention to the road instead of weaving through traffic like suicidal maniacs, then they would be taken seriously.

I guess you did not read the article:
The cyclist was on the edge of the road heading west when Davis hit him from behind, despite there being lights on the back and front of his bike.

Should have been on the sidewalk.

And yes, I know the law allows them to be in the road.  The law needs to change.  Roads are for cars.


This is in Australia. Number one, there may not have been a sidewalk. Number two, it may be illegal to bike on the sidewalk. Laws vary by location. Number three, if the guy was so far over that she hit him with her side (sideswiped him) rather than a front fender to rear wheel impact, how much further out of the road do you want him to go? There's no pleasing people like you.
 
2014-04-16 12:06:53 PM  
4500 dollar fine and 9 while months without a liscense?! All just for texting while driving and crippling a guy? The outrage!! biatch should lose her liscense permanently, pay his medical bills and then some, and rot in prison for 6 months per texting violation. So 44 times 6 months..... 22 years. Seems more fair to me.
 
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