• Apr 9th 2012 at 3:30PM
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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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      • 3 Years Ago
      That was great. What an awesome bus driver for being able to stop what could have been a nasty chase for the police. What makes me worry is the fact that this "under age driver" might have gotten away and probably felt little if no guilt. I hope this boy has a very loud mom because if he were my son he's never hear the end of this one. Heck, jail might be the best thing for him!
      defensearms
      • 3 Years Ago
      He was asking for that's not place for a friggin bike, should be right beside with people walking....if bikes are allowed there, who put allowed is a moron. Is always like that, they do on purpose and I bet he already have a shark attorney lined up....some monkeys live from law suits they create from the start, that's their "business". Too bad the car driver try to escape, if was I, I would make the monkey pay for the damages on my car!
        • 3 Years Ago
        @defensearms
        Wow, learn the freakin' laws of the road before you get behind the wheel again. The bike is considered a moving vehicle and is supposed to be on the road, genius. Pay attention next time you have to do a driving test, which, no doubt, will be sometime in the near future.
      nyccopper
      • 3 Years Ago
      WoW, what a racist bus...had it been a white car that struck the rider the bus would have let it pass.....
        • 3 Years Ago
        @nyccopper
        If that was meant to be a joke, the only joke is you.
        jdhall57
        • 3 Years Ago
        @nyccopper
        Why does things have to be made racist to some people.? Nothing in this story indicates race or racist actions..????? Just stupidity on the drivers actions.
      Jimmy
      • 3 Years Ago
      wow they need to change that stupid "may use full lane" sign...way too slow for that much traffic
      shrynf
      • 3 Years Ago
      Well, kudos to the driver behind the car for blocking the hit and run driver from behind so he couldn't reverse and try and get away.
      mjlowdn
      • 3 Years Ago
      When will public officials and the voting people put into law a ruling that bicylists should proceed in same manner as pedestrians out walking ... which is walk FACING on coming traffic so you can move out of the way as they near you.....Sure would help cyclists who can't see...now...what is coming up behind them...only what is in front of them .. which is others going in the same direction.....
        • 3 Years Ago
        @mjlowdn
        That was the law for a while and it only caused more problems. It works for Peds because you can side step, but a bicycle moving 20mph can't side step. A bicycle moving 20mph can't safely use a sidewalk. The problem here is that getting a drivers license is to easy. Most test involve knowing what the penalties for drunk driving are and what the signs mean. Think of it this way. That guy on the bike was doing 10mph in a 35mph zone. So that car closed on him at 25mph. The street in front of your house is probably a 25 mph zone. Would you feel safe in your neighbor hood with that kid driving through since he failed his driving test on this bridge?
      sunkenlunkencfi
      • 3 Years Ago
      First let me say: I hate pedal-heads! That being said, the driver should be jailed for the hit and run and then released after a few years with the probation requirement of riding a bike across this bridge 4 times a day for a year, rain or shine, or snow. See if it changes his view on the amount of caution a driver should exercise.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Awesome Bus driver. He should be given a reward for his outstanding efforts. The man that hit the guy on the bike should be given prison time for what he did. Unacceptable indeed.
      vlady1000
      • 3 Years Ago
      If you notice, the driver that hit the biker was 3rd (behind the silver car that was behind the bus) all in the biker's lane on the 1st camera angle. But when the camera switches angle, the bus is now in the passing lane (to go get around the biker), and the 3rd car is now ahead of the silver car and switches over to the slow lane to pass the bus. So as he came around to pass the bus and there was the biker. A case of being impatient and a fool not to realize there is probably a reason why the bus switched lanes.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nice but wtf do you think would happen if you ride a bike in the middle of the road when everyone is doing 50mph?
        Adele
        • 3 Years Ago
        And what do YOU think about all the bicycle lane signs being ignored? There's a second lane fellah.
      IVAN
      • 3 Years Ago
      After seeing the end of the segment I can see why the bicyclist was in the center of the lane. Though I may not have been out like that in the lane , he was in the right. The motorist has no excuse for their actions, & I hope he is sited. I also hope his insurance gets the bill for the destruction of the bicycle.
      terry
      • 3 Years Ago
      Good for him!!! Nice to see!
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