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Cyclist is left with a broken arm in hit-and-run in Perth but debate rages over who’s to blame


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Cyclist is left with a broken wrist in a horror hit-and-run – but who was REALLY in the wrong?

  • A cyclist was hit and injured by a driver who allegedly ran a stop sign in Perth
  • Daniel Davey, 28, was left stranded on the road with a suspected broken wrist
  • A driver in white van allegedly ran a stop sign and took off on Thursday afternoon

A cyclist has been injured in a collision with a car that allegedly ran a stop sign, sparking a heated debate over who was to blame. 

Daniel Davey, a Perth tri-athlete, was left stranded on the road with a suspected broken wrist on Thursday afternoon after a white van hit him from behind.

The 28-year-old said he was ‘disappointed’ the driver took off from the scene on Woolcott Street in Mount Lawley.

   

A cyclist (far right) was hit and injured by a driver who allegedly ran a stop sign in in Mount Lawley in Perth

The 28-year-old (above) said he was 'disappointed' the driver took off

The 28-year-old (above) said he was ‘disappointed’ the driver took off

‘People make mistakes but to leave someone on the ground and not even check up if they’re OK that’s what’s annoyed me the most,’ he told 9 News.

‘One second I’m just cruising along the road and then it’s like it happened in slow motion. I’ve seen the van come out in front of me and I knew there was no way around it’. 

But others shared a different opinion online.

‘I’m sorry you’ve got a suspected fractured arm Dan but as I see it both of you are at fault,’ one person claimed. 

‘If both of you were being a bit more observant this wouldn’t have happened.

‘The speed you where travelling at meant you had ample time to see and react to the van.

The Perth tri-athlete was left stranded on the road (centre) with a suspected broken wrist on Thursday afternoon after a white van hit him from behind

The Perth tri-athlete was left stranded on the road (centre) with a suspected broken wrist on Thursday afternoon after a white van hit him from behind

But others shared a different opinion online. 'I'm sorry you've got a suspected fractured arm Dan but as I see it both of you are at fault,' one person claimed

But others shared a different opinion online. ‘I’m sorry you’ve got a suspected fractured arm Dan but as I see it both of you are at fault,’ one person claimed

‘Let’s face it, he was nearly completely through the intersection when he hit you and you would have been a good few metres away as he entered the intersection. That was purely an accident although he’s a dog for driving on. Get well soon.’ 

Others were even less sympathetic, telling the cyclist to ‘get a car and drive on the road’.

‘If the van had T-boned another vehicle, not a cyclist, people’s views would be different,’ one man suggested.

Although there was disagreement over who was to blame for the collision, almost all agreed the driver was in the wrong to have driven away from the scene.

‘Dog act just driving off,’ one man said. 

‘Not stopping is shameful,’ said another.  

Daniel hit back at the critics, saying: ‘You could say I was going fast, you could say I was going 25 below the speed limit. Can’t win.’

‘I had my hand on the brakes as hard as I could during that whole piece of footage,’ he explained.  

‘I was riding on the tri bars and as soon as I saw the car pull out I changed to the bars I’m on in the footage so I could get on the brakes.

‘The only way I could have avoided it would have been to swerve and change lanes, I didn’t have time to check over my shoulder that there were no cars about to overtake me in order to safely swerve around the car.’ 

Daniel will need to pay his own medical expenses and for the repair of his $3,000 bike. 

Others were even less sympathetic, telling the cyclist to 'get a car and drive on the road'

Others were even less sympathetic, telling the cyclist to ‘get a car and drive on the road’

 

  

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