By Gil ggg
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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• 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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• 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?
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...
• 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.
• Kiryat Ata, Israel
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.
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.