Thursday, November 19, 2009

Physician accused of deliberately injuring two bicyclists is convicted

I have been following this for a while and it has been an interesting case.

Prosecutors alleged that Thompson stopped his car after passing the two cyclists and shouting at them to ride single file. The cyclists testified that they began maneuvering to ride one after the other when they noticed Thompson's car approaching fast behind them but that the driver passed dangerously close before abruptly stopping.

Check it out here.

Hey, angry drivers, a precedent has been set.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Bike Commuter,

I was in summit city bike shop last week for my 90 day check-up and told the tec. about the problems I was having on Lake and Columbia streets downtown. He suggested that if I am stopped by an angry driver that I start saying his plate numbers over and over. Someone else did this and the driver left him alone. I have more trouble on those two streets then I have ever had on Stellhorn even though both streets are 2 lane the downtown people seem to be less tolerate of cyclist. VC