Bicycle accident

@gilggg (2667)
Israel
June 11, 2017 7:44am CST
My little daughter returned home from school on foot as usual. Suddenly a bicyclist, a boy of about 12, emerged from behind her and ran her with his bicycle, The front wheel hit the back of her leg she fell but luckily only hurt her leg. The cyclist stopped to help her get up. My daughter, who was a little shocked, told him that everything was okay with her and said goodbye to him without taking any identifying details of him. When she got home, she put ice on the wound in the leg until my wife and I arrived and we bandaged her leg. In the end, the injury is not difficult, just a rubbing and a dry, blue wound. I imagine that for a few days it will pass ... nothing to worry about ... But I really wanted to talk to the parents of the boy who hit her so he would not ride too fast on the sidewalk where pedestrians are because it could end worse ... What do you think I should tell them? Should cycling be restricted to a certain age (Where there are no bicycle paths)?
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@silvermist (20100)
• India
11 Jun 17
I agree with what @Nawsheen says.It would be good to have a talk with the boy's parents.
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@gilggg (2667)
• Israel
11 Jun 17
I agree with you both @silvermist @Nawsheen
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@youless (91533)
• Guangzhou, China
12 Jun 17
I am sorry to hear that. I think it is alright for you to tell the little boy's parents about this case. This little boy shall learn from a lesson so that next time he will be much more careful when he rides a bike. It is not only good for others, but also himself. Accidents can happen to anybody.
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@gilggg (2667)
• Israel
12 Jun 17
Yes. You are right. Hope he will learn his lesson...
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@youless (91533)
• Guangzhou, China
12 Jun 17
@gilggg Yes, so far he may not realize how dangerous it is. So he may still keep on riding a bike so fast. It's better for him to understand the safe is the most important.
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@gilggg (2667)
• Israel
12 Jun 17
@youless Cycling safety is the most important . Anyone who rides a bike should first of all give it prioraty
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@ShifaLk (7483)
• India
18 Jun 17
Oh no I hope your daughter is fine , yes I think you should complain to his parents that he's riding very fast
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@gilggg (2667)
• Israel
18 Jun 17
Yes, she's fine now it is all behind her... I for sure want to talk with his parents when I'll find them...(My daughter doesnt sure who's kid is he)
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@ShifaLk (7483)
• India
19 Jun 17
@gilggg oh that is difficult and, OK then leave it and take care the next time
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@gilggg (2667)
• Israel
19 Jun 17
@ShifaLk Yes I will...and so my daughter, thank you
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• United States
12 Jun 17
Oh dear I am so sorry to know your poor daughter was injured..so blessed it was not worse. Yes talk to the parents if you can do so and ask them to tell the boy to be careful not so fast!! Not sure about restrictions..there are none here whatsoever as far as I know due to age. Is your daughter doing okay now?
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@gilggg (2667)
• Israel
12 Jun 17
Yes, my daughter much better. Thank you for your concern. And if I find those parents I'm sure gonna talk with them....
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• United States
12 Jun 17
@gilggg Oh you are not sure where they live I see..Yes I believe you will. Poor daughter, glad she is doing okay thanks Gil.
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@gilggg (2667)
• Israel
12 Jun 17
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@snowy22315 (47288)
• United States
11 Jun 17
I would say Thanks to your son for helping my daughter but riding too fast on the sidewalk is a no no. Please have a word with him.
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@gilggg (2667)
• Israel
11 Jun 17
Thank you for your advice..
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• Kiryat Ata, Israel
30 Nov
You are right, the boy did stop and helped the girl. So, maybe he has some sense of responsibility. Sometimes, car drivers hit someone and keep riding, doing the hit and run accident. Awful.
@gilggg (2667)
• Israel
30 Nov
@stringer321 Those kind of people that hit and run should be punnishing for the running part too.
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@jobelbojel (7173)
• Philippines
12 Jun 17
I am glad nothing is serious.
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@gilggg (2667)
• Israel
13 Jun 17
Thank you. Now it's much better
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• Philippines
13 Jun 17
@gilggg okay good news.
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@EMuhungi (1733)
• Nairobi, Kenya
12 Jun 17
I hope that the wound heal fast.
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@gilggg (2667)
• Israel
12 Jun 17
Thank you it has improved...My daughter feel much better
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@EMuhungi (1733)
• Nairobi, Kenya
12 Jun 17
@gilggg Good to hear. She will be fine.
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@jstory07 (67162)
• Roseburg, Oregon
19 Jun 17
Anyone that rides a bike should be careful when there are people walking around.
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@gilggg (2667)
• Israel
19 Jun 17
You are absolutly right
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@PainsOnSlate (20254)
• Canada
16 Jun 17
Interesting that he hit your daughter, bikes today stop when they are told to so I wonder if he did it on purpose and then stopped to say sorry. I would look for the kid and find out where he lives and talk to the parents. Just tell them if you find them the truth, your daughter was hit by his bike...
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@gilggg (2667)
• Israel
16 Jun 17
I will sure going to talk with his parents when I find their identity and address.... It's in my neighborhoo so eventually it will find...
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@tzwrites (4913)
• Romania
11 Jun 17
The boy was probably not being careful but even if you say something I think the excuse of the parents will be "ah he is just a kid"
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@gilggg (2667)
• Israel
11 Jun 17
So maybe it's better to restricte to certain age who aloud to ride on bicycle on sidewalks (where there are not bicycle trails).
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@Kandae11 (37115)
11 Jun 17
I have never understood how anyone could be allowed to ride a bicycle on a sidewalk. that accident could have been worse.
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@gilggg (2667)
• Israel
11 Jun 17
Yes, you are right, I hope there will be bicycle trails in my neighborhood, I know there are already intentions to put it in the planning of the next upgrade of the neighborhood, unfortunately it can take months or years ...
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@1hopefulman (28556)
• Canada
11 Jun 17
A couple of weeks ago, I narrowly missed getting hit by a cyclist on the sidewalk. They can come out of nowhere at times. Glad you daughter was not seriously injured but she could have been.
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@gilggg (2667)
• Israel
11 Jun 17
Thank you for your concern... I will definitely instruct my children to be more alert on the sidewalk and cyclists
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@FourWalls (13787)
• United States
11 Jun 17
In the US bicycles are considered "vehicles" and must ride in traffic with automobiles. That's ridiculous to me, because most people survive bicycle accidents (I had a nasty one in 1995, and my sole reminder is a small scar on my thumb) but a 250-pound bike+person isn't any match for a 2500-pound car going 2-8 times as fast as the bicyclist. I'd love to see the "sidewalks" widened so as to accommodate bikes and pedestrians. Instead, our city is spending millions to create bike lanes....when cars continue to run over bicyclists.
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@gilggg (2667)
• Israel
11 Jun 17
I hope my country will spend more money on bike lanes... Each "vehicale" will have its road - and the walkers will be safe on sidewalks.
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@skysnap (17817)
11 Jun 17
Hope everything is alright with them.
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@gilggg (2667)
• Israel
11 Jun 17
Thank you for your concern The injury is not difficult, it will pass in a few days... How do you think it can be prevented from happening again
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@sishy7 (27647)
• Australia
12 Jun 17
Glad your daughter is okay - is she also about the same age as the boy?
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@gilggg (2667)
• Israel
12 Jun 17
My daughter is 10 years old
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@stringer321 (2866)
• Kiryat Ata, Israel
30 Nov
I bet it was a bicycle with a motor so maybe the boy didn't have to focus his riding. Maybe it is harder to stop with the break... Riding on the sidewalk has to be forbidden and parents got to pay a fee for their child mistakes. They need to teach their boy to be careful, Look where he rides to, maybe to go out with him. Maybe the boy better use the bike bell to sound some "ring ring", to notify he is riding from behind.
@gilggg (2667)
• Israel
30 Nov
Yes I also think there are alot of things that rider boy could do, but sometime accidents happen...
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• Kiryat Ata, Israel
30 Nov
@gilggg The human factor can is responsible for most of the accidents.
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@gilggg (2667)
• Israel
30 Nov
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@rubyriaz007 (3986)
• India
30 Nov
Yes you must definitely speak to the parents of the boy,so that they can tell their son to be very careful and tell him not to ride too fast. If you don't tell the parents they will never come to know about the incident. The boys parents will pay more attention when he rides bicycle.
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@gilggg (2667)
• Israel
30 Nov
Thanks for your advice :) I talked with them and they guide their sun to be more careful
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• India
30 Nov
@gilggg You are most welcome. Yes they should definitely warn their son,so that he does not repeat it again.
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@gilggg (2667)
• Israel
30 Nov
@rubyriaz007 Of course, their son did not do it on purpose, but he certainly has to be instructed to ride his bicycle in a careful and proper manner so as not to harm the pedestrians.
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