A truck driver who hit a biker on a DC street had his actions captured on film as the cyclist was wearing a helmet camera ! Watch this film clip and you will see what bicycle commuters and athletes training on their bikes have to contend with all too frequently. I have been ridden off the road, the victim of things thrown from moving cars and cursing and "the finger." Road rage, rude drivers, people in a hurry in the DC metro area have exposed all of us trying to get some 2-wheel exercise or commuting to work on bicycles to unsafe actions on local roads and Interstate Highways in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. The helmet camera recording of a truck driver riding a biker off the road and then driving off should give everyone pause.
What this truck driver did was dangerous. No one can seriously argue otherwise, since he saw the bicycle commuter, who was riding to the motorist's left at a speed slower that the cars around him, in broad daylight, yelled at him and then pushed him over into the asphalt. But Herndon bike injury lawed Doug Landau also adds, "what the driver behind the wheel, and in the safety of his truck, demonstrated, is that he is not any an unsafe driver, but a coward as well. A truck is essentially a small tank. Against a small tank, a bicycle has no chance in any impact at speed. Any driver who uses his truck, car or motorcycle as a weapon, should lose their license to operate any motorized vehicle for a very long time." If you or someone you know or care for has been injured as the result of a bike crash (or "near miss") with a truck, car or motorcycle and there are questions about what laws apply, e-mail or call us at ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd. (703-796-9555) at once, as Virginia, Maryland and DC have legal time limits for these cases.