kstand wrote: »
No country does scumbags quite like Ireland. The most feral sociopaths in the world.
mamax wrote: »
If it was a pedestrian in the video im sure those idiots who liked it and found it funny on Facebook would react differently, why ? Because it could be anyone it happens to next, not just cyclists.
AKW wrote: »
This is a despicable act and there are several people on this board who have experienced similar behaviour from drivers, either this carry on or hit 7 run incidents.
This guy obviously doesn't give a flying fvck about anyone and should be dealt with severely. In the comments he clearly regrets his actions
Any obstacle in that ditch, a wall, tree, lamp-pot, fence and that cyclist is lucky if they only end up in hospital. Quite likely life changing injuries at the least.I'm not sure but doesn't there have to be an official complaint from the person that was assaulted in order for the Garda to do anything about this? Attempted manslaughter at the very least.
What a waste of matter these people are. :mad:
Charlie19 wrote: »
It's being discussed on 98fm at the moment, apparently the guy is OK which is good news. It happened in Derry according to one of the callers.
Lord TSC wrote: »
Was driving through town yesterday when I saw a bunch of idiots like this throw what looked to be a paper cup full of tea out the window right into the fact of a biker. Thought that was horrid.
But that video is despicable. "Wh-hey, I tried to kill a guy". Would love to see the Gardai take him down.
lawred2 wrote: »
he'd be back on the street being celebrated by his 'friends' before the day was out..
Lord TSC wrote: »
Welcome to Ireland, I guess
zurbfoundation wrote: »
Northern Ireland - it seems it happened up in Derry Londonderry so it looks like a job for the PSNI
monument wrote: »
Where was that mentioned?
tomasrojo wrote: »
I assume it's assault. No-one killed, so not manslaughter. No intention to kill either. But it should be treated as assault and dealt with severely.
A motorist, who reached out and pushed a 13-year-old schoolboy from a bicycle as he was driving past, has been jailed for 10 months.
Thomas McCarron (22) of Killydreen, Emyvale, Co Monaghan, pleaded guilty to a charge of assaulting and causing harm to Conor McKenna, the young cyclist, who was training at the time on a roadway near Emyvale village in preparation for an Ulster Championship cycling competition.
The boy’s father, Richard McKenna, told Judge Denis McLoughlin at Monaghan District Court that his son was severely injured in the incident on June 23rd last year and was taken to Monaghan General Hospital and later transferred to Cavan General Hospital.
He added that McCarron had “shown no remorse for his action on the day and never apologised”.
An apology was tendered by McCarron in court for what he told the judge was “a stupid action”.
Sentencing McCarron, Judge McLoughlin also banned him from driving for five years, and directed that he make a payment of €1,000 to the boy.
Lumen wrote: »
The spelling and grammar alone are enough to warrant a public stoning.
AKW wrote: »
Assault at the very least.
The actions were premeditated and the intent was there to carry out the act. It was purely down to luck that there was nothing in that ditch that could have killed that cyclist.
You can be sure the car didn't scout the road to make sure it was clear of obstacles before timing their run to coincide with a clear piece of ditch.