There has been plenty of debate about whether bicyclists should be able to take up a lane typically reserved for motor vehicles. While that argument is far from settled, we can all agree that hit-and-run accidents between cars and bikes have got to stop.

At least one bus driver seems to agree with that statement, as evidenced by the action displayed in this video posted by the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania police department. The driver in question, a minor, faces multiple charges.

After seeing the bicyclist get hit, a quick-thinking bus driver can be seen blocking both traffic lanes, leaving the hit-and-run driver with nowhere to go. Well done. Hit the jump to watch the traffic camera footage.



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      Pinhead
      • 2 Years Ago
      That bus driver was on the ball, spotting that accident behind him and noticing the a-hole attempting to flee.
      Neouka
      • 2 Years Ago
      Kid driving was probably too busy texting on his phone to watch what's on the road. Throw the book at 'em.. don't go easy on the fines, jail, sue sue sue! Bad drivers don't belong on our roads.
        Joe
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Neouka
        Having watched an MKIV Jetta slam into the rear of a Q7 at a stop light because the Jetta driver was texting, I completely agree with this, he was going pretty slow for the road and I was about to pass him before the two lanes went into one, but I saw the phone in his hand and hung back , sure enough 30 seconds later the Audi (which was waiting in the queue to go at a fresh green light) took a smack in the rear from the moving Jetta, the Jetta didnt even attempt to brake. The impact ruined the front of the Jetta and the back of the Audi was fine (25-30 mph hit according to my Pilots speedometer), everyone involved was ok and they were all able to get out to assess the damage before those of us behind were able to get around him. Now that I think about it I couldve probably honked to stop him from whacking the Audi but I think he probably learned his lesson, if i had passed the VW the Audi would never have gotten hit, the VW would have hit me. Glad I saw that phone. DONT TEXT AND DRIVE.
      Rafi Reddy
      • 2 Years Ago
      That Bus Driver is Badass!
      Basil Exposition
      • 2 Years Ago
      That bus driver is the man. What kind of person would hit a bicyclist and then take off?
      luujerr
      • 2 Years Ago
      notice the silver jetta behind the accord guns it toward the bus when he realizes the bus is blocking the accord. He/she goes up to block the accord from backing out thumbs up
      Karl T
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'd buy a Guinness for the bus driver.....
      Deslock
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's bad enough that he hit the bicyclist, but then he fled the scene! What a prick. I hope they took away his license for at least 2 years. It'd be poetic justice for him to have to bike or take the bus to work, especially if his commute is over that bridge :D
      AU3783
      • 2 Years Ago
      nice a cop within like 20 seconds of the accident too haha
      desinerd1
      • 2 Years Ago
      In the clip right before the accident, the bus is at front, followed by the silver sedan followed by the black sedan. The black sedan passes the other two by going in left lane. How the hell did it end up back in the right lane and hit the cyclist? And on top of that, he tried to run away. It's obvious that the person driving the black sedan is a douchebag.
        ryanandrewmartin
        • 2 Years Ago
        @desinerd1
        Simple. It was completely intentional.
          Joe
          • 2 Years Ago
          @ryanandrewmartin
          How it could cross this guys mind that hitting the biker intentionally is a good idea is beyond me.. Dumbass, if they prove it to be intentional this kids Iicense should be completely revoked
          Bill Davidson
          • 2 Years Ago
          @ryanandrewmartin
          He didn't intend to hit the bicyclist. That's why he hit the brakes. He did intend to drive in a dangerous manner.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @ryanandrewmartin
          [blocked]
      Joe
      • 2 Years Ago
      The driver of the car could not see where he was going and was bound to hit anything that was in the right lane moving slowly or not at all. If a car broke down in the right lane and was hit, whose fault is it? If a truck with a heavy load or a school bus is making its way along, shifting up through the gears after turning the corner, whose fault is it? If a road crew were doing maintenance and the guy ran over a cone and hit someone or something, whose fault is it? In every case, including the bicyclist, most likely the driver of the car. My only question is why do people hate bikes so much? It is beyond me.
        Kenneth R
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Joe
        Very astute observations, Joe. Here is the section of the Penn State Vehicle Code which the driver of the car which hit the cyclist violated: ยง 3304. Overtaking vehicle on the right. (a) General rule.--The driver of a vehicle may overtake and pass upon the right of another vehicle only under one of the following conditions: (1) When the vehicle overtaken is making or about to make a left turn, except that such movement shall not be made by driving off the berm or shoulder of the highway. (2) Upon a roadway with unobstructed pavement of sufficient width for two or more lines of vehicles moving lawfully in the direction being traveled by the overtaken vehicle, except that such movement shall not be made by driving off the roadway. (b) Limitation.--No passing movement under this section shall be made unless the movement can be made in safety. Essentially, it is illegal to pass on the right, if the roadway is obstructed, or if the pass cannot be made safely. The driver who hit the cyclist attempted to pass on the right in such a manner that he could not avoid an obstruction on the highway. The cyclist position in the lane was justified by the narrow width of the lane. In the video, you can clearly see that there is not enough room in the lane for wide vehicles, such as the bus or some large trucks to safely pass the cyclist in the same lane.
      oniellsg1
      • 2 Years Ago
      Kudos to the person in the silver car as well for risking their personal vehicle to box them in from behind...
      Joe
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like how the Passat behind both of them clued into the bus driver's intention and closed the box on the car so he couldnt back up, very nicely played by both drivers and I am hopeful for a speedy full recovery for the biker in question.
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