• Apr 9, 2012
The action displayed in this video posted by the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania police department shows that there are some people out there who think hit-and-run accidents between motorists and cyclists are completely unacceptable.

After seeing a bicyclist get hit, a quick-thinking bus driver immediately moves to block both traffic lanes, leaving the hit-and-run driver with nowhere to go. It appears that the cyclist is OK, as he can be seen walking around, but we know that these kind of accidents can be much more gruesome and, often, deadly. That's why we commend this bus driver for his apparent commitment to keeping the roads safe for all forms of travel.

The driver in question, a minor, faces multiple charges. Check out the video for yourself above.



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      Wwhatever747
      • 2 Years Ago
      Good Job, we need more bus drivers like that block those golden parachue CEOs.
      Bonnie
      • 2 Years Ago
      I guess my feeling is that the bike rider had no right being on that bridge and should have been using the walking lane on the side of the bridge. Apparently it was legal to be on the bridge, but looking at the Video, it looks like he could have been hit several times over.
      belldn3
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ouch!
      mjmbuilder
      • 2 Years Ago
      remember even if it is legal the vehicle will always win if you get hit!
      • 2 Years Ago
      That biker was wrong for driving in the middle of the lane. He's lucky he is alive....pretty poor judgement!
        • 2 Years Ago
        In the absence of a bike lane, a cyclist who's legally entitled to use the entire car lane is better off doing so than sticking to one side. When you do that you're inviting cars to try to squeeze past, which is more dangerous.
        Jeanne
        • 2 Years Ago
        I take it you didn't watch the video till the end? The end shows signs that clearly say "Bicycle may use full lane" and another sign that indicates the lane is used for bicycles.
        Trisha Lynn Dragon
        • 2 Years Ago
        Hey, commenting while having not the foggiest of idea's, not a great idea. He was abiding by the law. The fact that people like yourself and this turd who hit him and tried to run are too stupid or selfish to be bothered with abiding by the law is irrelevant. He was where he should have been. Please be stupid quietly. It's rude to inflict your stupid on the public at large.
      • 2 Years Ago
      What is that moron bike rider doing in the middle of the road? They need to stay to the right and out of the way of traffic. I hope he gets cited for causing the accident and impeding the flow of traffic.. Jack#$@es like him deserve to get run over!
        Jay
        • 2 Years Ago
        Did you miss the shots at the end showing the signs where he had the right to use the whole lane? Different rules sometimes apply in narrow areas like bridges.
          Jay
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Jay
          Got to admit though that the guy (biker) isn't exactly working to maximize his own safety. Just because you have the right of way doesn't mean are going to be granted it by drivers.
        superj
        • 2 Years Ago
        Just because they showed those two signs at the end of the video doesn't mean they applied to that bridge. Even so, it's a ridiculous law and this video shows why. If there was a sign that said "ballet dancers may dance on this highway," it may may it legal, but it's still stupid to do so.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @superj
          If I remember correctly, there are 2 lanes on that road. Most states include a provision in the law stating that if a cyclist and vehicle cannot share the lane (side-by-side), that the cyclist can take the middle of the lane. Why is taking the left lane so difficult for drivers? The cyclist is right where he should be, and the drivers are lazy and ignorant to traffic regulations, not realizing that their choice of transportation is quite lethal to many other road users (including to other motorists). The law is not ridiculous, impatience while driving a motor vehicle is ridiculous.
        leavesbound
        • 2 Years Ago
        If you actually watched the video you would know that the bicyclist has the legal right to use the ENTIRE lane. There are many municipalities with duel use lanes like this where the bicyclist has the exact same right to use the road as automobile drivers do. So what was he doing in the middle of the road? What he is entitled to that's what.
      • 2 Years Ago
      2 John Q. Public - YES! You're absolutely right.
      LL
      • 2 Years Ago
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      lv2hnt
      • 2 Years Ago
      Bike rider got what he deserved... get the hell off the road you morons.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @lv2hnt
        You are the moron, seeing as you don't know the laws of the road yourself. The bike is considered a moving vehicle and, as thus, should be using the road. If you, I don't know, paid any attention to the video, you would have seen the signs that said the bike had the right of way. It is people like you that are the reason we have more auto vs bicycle accidents out there.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @lv2hnt
        I hope you get hit and hit good with no cameras around, that would be sweet . But something tells me you've been hit.......you display brain damage at its finest hour
      • 2 Years Ago
      Great job by the bus driver ... Im glad to see the video was as clear as it was
      • 2 Years Ago
      I heard the driver only cut the car off because he nodded off!
      • 2 Years Ago
      PA law says.. if bike cannot keep up with speed of traffic...must keep as far to the right of the lane as possible !!! No reason to be in the middle of the lane.... except to be an idiot !!!
        burthurt
        • 2 Years Ago
        Unless theres a "SIGN" giving the biker full access, see other "SIGN".
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