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    Cyclist on illegal bike who killed a pedestrian on manslaughter charged 'blamed victim'


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    Bit of an extreme case of a cyclist in a first of its kind who knocked over and killed a pedestrian claimed
    "I feel bad due to the seriousness of her injuries but I can put my hand up and say this is not my fault."

    The jury heard Alliston had been riding a "fixie" - a fixed wheel track bicycle with no front brake used by track racing cyclists - which is not legal on the road without modification.
    A few days after the incident in Old Street, Shoreditch, Mr Alliston posted a comment online, claiming he had tried to warn Mrs Briggs but that she had "ignored me" and "stopped dead" in his path, the court heard.

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    Seems they are being held responsible for there actions along with car drivers.

    Will this case may set a precedent for the future in making cyclist more accountable?
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      The trial is ongoing and has been all week.

      At this moment the defendant is innocent.
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      Correction: "Making illegal cyclists more accountable"
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      Correction: "Making illegal cyclists more accountable"
      I think it's best if we just gloss over the fact he was riding an illegal bike and killed a mother of 2 young children.
      Instead focussing on the more important issue of targeting all cyclists as a single collective entity, just like all car drivers are one of the same.
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      I think it's best if we just gloss over the fact he was riding an illegal bike and killed a mother of 2 young children.
      Instead focussing on the more important issue of targeting all cyclists as a single collective entity, just like all car drivers are one of the same.
      I don't think the court is doing that do you?
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      I don't think the court is doing that do you?
      The court won't be, the same can't be said for t'internet forums.
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      The trial is ongoing and has been all week.

      At this moment the defendant is innocent.
      I think he will be found innocent, Accidents are just that , there is not always someone to blame. they happen but they seem to want to make an example of him, is it because of his comment in the days following?
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      I think he will be found innocent, Accidents are just that , there is not always someone to blame. they happen but they seem to want to make an example of him, is it because of his comment in the days following?
      No it's because he was riding an illegal bike.

      Would someone knowingly driving a car with no brakes, killing someone, have it deemed to be an accident, or manslaughter.

      I hope they throw the book at this idiot, irrespective of his me, me, me snowflake ramblings on Twitter.
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      Sorry but the arrogant little twerp will be found guilty, culpable, in the wrong and will be dealt with accordingly.
      Sane cyclists need have no fear.
      Prats on the other hand, well, you take your chance and you will pay if caught.
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      Tragic accident compounded by several unfortunate factors coming together. Someone has died in this one but there are many such circumstances where good fortune means its a few bruises or a s@@@ yourself moment.
      I had run 17 miles from Grayshades before the school leopard caught me.....

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