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Bolanette87
05-22-2009, 12:24 PM
I was driving home today and a child came around the corner on the wrong side of the road, on his bike, too fast, no helmet, no pads, hit the brakes really hard and came off his bike and slammed straight under my car. I was driving around 10mph at the time. He's okay, I'm okay. I'm badly shaken up though. Everyone at the scene said it was the childs fault (Even his friend), the police say it was his fault, and his mother was really apologetic to Robert for me and was fuming with the child. I am so shaken up even though I didn't do anything wrong. This is a small appeal to parents- If your kids are cycling over the half term, please please please ask them to wear a helmet. The first few seconds where I didn't know he was okay were the most sickening of my life because I knew he wasn't wearing a helmet.

I might not be online much tonight as am in quite a lot of shock, just wanted you all to know where I was...

Bob xoxoxox

joolz1910
05-22-2009, 12:25 PM
Oh Bob, how frightening.:hug: Thank god everyone was ok.

jen_uk
05-22-2009, 12:26 PM
Oh my that is terrible! :scared1: Thank god you were both ok:hug: Have a large drink to steady your nerves :hug:

Snowy-girls
05-22-2009, 12:30 PM
So glad that everyone was ok,take it easy and rest+a large stiff drink.x.

mandymouse
05-22-2009, 12:35 PM
:hug: How scary, but thank goodness you were all OK

jjk
05-22-2009, 12:40 PM
:hug: for you Bob, that must have been very scary

Tillybud
05-22-2009, 01:23 PM
oh Bob what a shock you must have got, big big hugs to you :goodvibes take care xxx

Lizzybear
05-22-2009, 01:49 PM
How scary for you, glad to hear no-one got hurt. Sounds like you need a hug though :hug: and some :wizard:

TinkTatoo
05-22-2009, 01:51 PM
You must be really shaken up :hug: take it easy over the next few days

buzz for boys
05-22-2009, 01:55 PM
:grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug:

Try not to dwell on the what ifs!! easier said than done I know so more hugs :grouphug::grouphug::grouphug:

Bolanette87
05-22-2009, 01:56 PM
I am seriously shaken up by the whole thing. I just couldn't believe it- He was being so stupid... I mean, he was going faster than my car was and he was on completely the wrong side of the road! Luckily, there was a car behind us with witnesses in. One was a nurse, which was lucky, and then a prison warden on her way to work pulled up. The kid obviously wanted her to yell at me and say it was my fault but it was completely his fault. Like I say, his mother wanted to come and talk to me (I was terrified she was going to blame me and kill me) but the police wouldn't let her. She spoke to Robert though and she said she couldn't be more sorry, that she wasn't mad at me in the slightest and felt absolutely awful about the whole thing. Another policeman came over to talk to me and said that she was absolutely furious at the boy and that she'd said she felt so bad for me as there was absolutely nothing I could have done. The policeman then said all the witnesses said I didn't have a prayer as he was behaving so stupidly on his bike. The police should be back in touch later in the week...

Bob xoxoxox

Haworthfamily
05-22-2009, 02:29 PM
So sorry you had to go through this. :hug:

Sarah X

dolphingirl47
05-22-2009, 02:52 PM
I am so sorry that you had to go through this, but I am glad that everybody is OK.

Corinna

disneyhockeymad
05-22-2009, 03:08 PM
oh Bob what a horrible thing to happen. I'm glad everyone was ok though. Just make sure you relax this weekend... get Robert to spoil you! :hug:

DisneyJo
05-22-2009, 03:16 PM
I'm so pleased everyones OK, it must have been terrifying though :hug:

Ware Bears
05-22-2009, 03:23 PM
Oh Bob, how scary. :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug:

Thank goodness he was not hurt, please take it easy this weekend. :hug:

Bolanette87
05-22-2009, 03:32 PM
The worst he'll have is a broken leg... I think he was more shocked than anything else to be honest.

I'm torturing myself mentally, even though none of it was my fault. I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time... :sad2:

I'm sorry, I was still in total shock when I wrote my initial post....

Bob xoxoxox

wideeyes
05-22-2009, 04:07 PM
:hug::hug::hug:

T16GEM
05-22-2009, 04:12 PM
Oh Bob, I'm so glad that everyone concerned is ok, how awful for you. :hug:

higgy66
05-23-2009, 03:42 AM
OMG Bob - that's awful. Thank god he's Ok but you need to take care of yourself - shock's an awful thing - the kids probably going to get over this quicker than you are! :hug:

wicket2005
05-23-2009, 04:05 AM
:hug::hug: I understand exactly how you feel because a similar thing happened to me in my own road, completely not my fault as well. One of the estate's lads came out from behind a parked van up the wrong side of the road, not wearing a helmet as I was coming down the road. He went on my bonnet and rolled off. Fortunately, he was okay and he walked home, quickly pursued by me to make sure he was actually ok. Spoke to his Mam and got her to take him to hospital for a check up and I got the police and witnesses. However, even though it wasn't my fault at all because my insurance company could not claim from the child for their costs for fixing my car my insurance premium did go up the following year. I was just relieved the lad was okay but it was very shocking.

shellbell
05-23-2009, 04:28 AM
I'm so gald that your all ok Bob but you must take care of your self!!! Try not to think about it (Easier said, i know):hug:1:hug::hug::hug:

Gaynor
05-23-2009, 04:45 AM
Hope you're feeling less shaken this morning Bob :hug:

Cyrano
05-23-2009, 05:14 AM
Bob as I have said already hope you are feeling better. Know that as you had reduced your speed you did everything possible to make sure the child was okay.

Try to get out in the car as soon as possible. As the longer you leave it the harder it will become :grouphug:

Bolanette87
05-23-2009, 05:28 AM
Hi everyone! I'm feeling a lot better today, I really needed some sleep! I think I can explains things a little better now as I'm out of shock. I didn't mention that the kid had actually skidded clean off his bike (Hit the brakes too hard when he realised there was a car and came flying off.) and went flying into me. I was braking (No skidding, so that shows how slow I was actually moving at the time) and trying to get the hell out of his way. But he hit the front of my car, I don't know if the tyre actually went over his leg, but it certainly wasn't on it when I got out of the car. Basically, I didn't hit him, he hit me. Even if I'd managed to bring the car to a complete stop the result would have been the same owing to the speed he was cycling at. In a way, he is very lucky the car behind us wasn't in front (It could have been easily as we pulled out of the train station at the same time.) as it was a huge Volkswagen and would have done him more damage than my Ka could have. I was in hysterics, but the kids friend kept telling me it wasn't my fault and that he'd been screaming at him to slow down and pull in. I felt so sorry for him because he hadn't done anything wrong either.

Like I say, we were very lucky there was a nurse in the car behind us and a prison warden pulled up on her way out shortly after. They handled everything brilliantly. While I was being interviewed by the police, the other officer came over just to tell me that everyone had said the exact same thing, that the kid was obviously to blame and that I didn't stand a chance. Robert says he'd been talking to him saying kids shouldn't be allowed to cycle on the roads with no cycling proficiency tests, and that the kid was absolutely ridiculously stupid to be behaving like that on a road.

My Mums friend rang later in the evening to check I was okay, and she was saying that she was amazed. Apparantly, he cycles like that all the time, even down the main roads! She was saying thats its a wonder he's not been involved in an accident before now.... I just hope he's learned something from it. I mean, once his leg is sorted (I don't know what happened, I think either a fracture or a not too severe break) he can forget about it. I, on the other hand, can't close my eyes without seeing his bike hurtling straight for me... :sad2:

Thank you so much for all your :hug:'s, messages of support, etc. They really mean a lot and show just how fab the DIS is as a community. :grouphug:

:hug::hug: I understand exactly how you feel because a similar thing happened to me in my own road, completely not my fault as well. One of the estate's lads came out from behind a parked van up the wrong side of the road, not wearing a helmet as I was coming down the road. He went on my bonnet and rolled off. Fortunately, he was okay and he walked home, quickly pursued by me to make sure he was actually ok. Spoke to his Mam and got her to take him to hospital for a check up and I got the police and witnesses. However, even though it wasn't my fault at all because my insurance company could not claim from the child for their costs for fixing my car my insurance premium did go up the following year. I was just relieved the lad was okay but it was very shocking.

:hug: It sounds like yours was worse than mine if he went on the bonnet! :hug: Mostly because he hit my tyre, theres no damage to my car at all, there was a little blood on my hub-cab, but that was from where he'd scraped his arms off the ground when he came off the bike and hit me. :hug: Its such a horrible thing to go through, you deserve a lot of praise for being able to follow him and make sure he was okay. I panicked at first, then talked to him for a bit (He knows my kid brother, so that took his mind off things for a bit.), then I can remember going to one side and nearly fainting. Sounds like you kept your head a lot better than me!

Bob xoxoxox

Minniespal
05-23-2009, 05:31 AM
Glad you are okay Bob:hug:

It sounds as though you have been able to sort through your thoughts and realise that you did everything you could.

I would also suggest, as others have, that you get behind the wheel again as soon as possible.

Bolanette87
05-23-2009, 05:41 AM
Glad you are okay Bob:hug:

It sounds as though you have been able to sort through your thoughts and realise that you did everything you could.

I would also suggest, as others have, that you get behind the wheel again as soon as possible.

I made a point of driving home after the accident. I was literally five minutes away from home on a road I knew very well, so I couldn't have asked for a better starting drive after the accident really. The police were great, and the prison officer offered me a lift, but I wanted to get straight back behind the wheel and drive home. I'll be driving later on, so I should be okay... :goodvibes

Bob xoxoxox

wicket2005
05-23-2009, 05:55 AM
It is so shocking, I knew the lad and it was just on my road. His bike and my car were quite damaged (1000 of damage to my car) but they are just things, you cannot replace people. He was lucky because if I had been going fast the outcome would have been a lot different. He was learning cycling proficiency at school and still didn't have a helmet on and didn't even after the accident.:confused3

I know your head will be it bits, it will soon be a lot better.:hug: You just never expect these things to happen.

I had driven for 26 years with no accidents or anything mostly on a company car insurance courtesy of my hubbie's company. Then we decided we could afford to buy me a brand new car, 6 weeks after buying it I was driving a long a dual carriage way and a car from the opposite side of the road came across the central reservation and hit me head on. Luckily both me and my eldest son were okay as was the lad driving the other car. Obviously not my fault but has left me with a bad neck, a year and a bit later I get hit by a lad on a bike. Two accidents, in two years, just when I had taken my own insurance out, doesn't seem right.

natalielongstaff
05-23-2009, 06:44 AM
how frightening for everyone concerned :hug:

tennisfan
05-23-2009, 07:52 AM
Glad you feel a bit better today Bob, shock affects people in many different ways.:hug:

Chilly
05-23-2009, 03:22 PM
Oh Bob that sounds terrible, glad you are ok xx

jackieleanne
05-24-2009, 03:56 AM
Sorry to hear about your accident glad your ok.:hug: