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Old 15-01-2022, 01:50 PM   #1
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Default Dashcam Footage - Bicycle vs Car - George St Perth CBD 5pm 14/2

Not sure if this is allowed and even then its a long shot.

My brother in-law was hit by a young driver in a white Prado on Friday 14/2 around 5pm on a bike path on George St, between Hay and Murray St, just outside the Perth CBD. I understand the driver wasn't paying attention when leaving a carpark that crossed the bike path and collected him head on where he went under the car.

Many people came to his aid, which was great to hear, and he was an extremely lucky person walking away completely unscathed apart from some bad grazes on his legs which may or may not need small skin graft op. Either way he's out of hospital tomorrow it looks like.

But I'm here to ask if by chance anyone was driving that street at the time and may have dash cam footage of the incident. The driver didn't do a runner and has been fined and/or charged by police. We're just trying to see what and how this all happened.

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Old 15-01-2022, 02:14 PM   #2
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You could ask shops or businesses if the they have security camera footage, it will be up to their own policy if they agree or refuse your request to privacy concerns.
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So no Ill speak towards your brother as he has the right to ride on a bike lane, but does said car park have a warning strobe and siren to indicate a vehicle is leaving towards the cycle path? They typically go off resonably early to warn cyclists. Its not law i dont think but its an insurance thing for building owners to shed liability. Ive installed heaps in my time, whether it be an inductance loop in the ground or run off the boom gate being actuated.
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The driver didn't do a runner and has been fined and/or charged by police. We're just trying to see what and how this all happened.
Doesn't he know what happened, he wasn't knocked out hopefully?
He can lodge a motor vehicle insurance claim for injury too I'm pretty sure. Good case considering the other person was charged.
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Old 15-01-2022, 11:12 PM   #5
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You could ask shops or businesses if the they have security camera footage, it will be up to their own policy if they agree or refuse your request to privacy concerns.
There are no shop fronts around that might have camera. And I don't think you'd get much of a view from behind. You'd have to see it from the front.

It's only morbid curiosity to see how he escaped this that we're interested. Not much past that.

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So no Ill speak towards your brother as he has the right to ride on a bike lane, but does said car park have a warning strobe and siren to indicate a vehicle is leaving towards the cycle path? They typically go off resonably early to warn cyclists. Its not law i dont think but its an insurance thing for building owners to shed liability. Ive installed heaps in my time, whether it be an inductance loop in the ground or run off the boom gate being actuated.
I wont go into long argument here, but all this beeping and alerting technology is complete BS to me. I know why people do it, but its still BS.

What happened here was the driver "charged" out an open air carpark driveway across a footpath/bike path without looking and hit him head on, pushing him out into the street and under the cars stopping partly into the second lane over with the front tire on one of his legs. Driver panicked and sat there for about 30 sec while BIL was screaming to get off him and was about to drive forward before someone rushed up and stopped the driver saying to reverse back to get off him.

I was just told there were no other cars on the street at the time. Which means the search for footage is probably futile. And would partly go towards how lucky he is because he could have been struck by someone in the next lane.

It seems the driver saw an empty street and hit the accelerator to get out of the carpark quickly without looking.

Nothing negates the responsibility of the driver to pay attention and look for danger before proceeding. This could have been a pedestrian with much worse results.

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Doesn't he know what happened, he wasn't knocked out hopefully?
He can lodge a motor vehicle insurance claim for injury too I'm pretty sure. Good case considering the other person was charged.
He remembers and wasn't knocked out. After she rolled back off his leg he got up and walked back to the footpath. As I said before this is just morbid curiosity to see how he walked away unscathed from something that should have done alot of damage.

He is home now. Adrenaline and pain meds have worn off so pain from the bruising is kicking in. Doctors decided not to operate and believe it will heal safely itself.

I'd assume the driver has insurance so they will be paying to replace his bike. One of those expensive electric things. I'm sure he will claim on third party injury to help cover bills and time off work.



He was heading up the hill from the right of picture. There is nothing to the right of the picture apart from the barrier between George St and a drop off to the freeway below.
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Gee, sounds like that could have been a lot worse.
Even that moment to not drive forward could have seen him in a bad way
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I understand the driver wasn't paying attention when leaving a carpark that crossed the bike path and collected him head on where he went under the car.
He was heading up the hill from the right of picture.
With all due respect...
If your BIL had been paying a bit more attention & been a bit more Situationally aware. .he should've seen the Prado coming.!
Glad to hear he walked away from It though..

Just an opinion from an outsider looking In.. Who wasn't there!


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With all due respect...
Which usually means what is coming next is not so respectful or will annoy people.

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If your BIL had been paying a bit more attention & been a bit more Situationally aware. .he should've seen the Prado coming.!
Ahhh yes.. The blame the victim, its not my fault, they shouldn't have been there defence.

They will love you on this page then.

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Glad to hear he walked away from It though..
Appreciate that, thank you.

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Just an opinion from an outsider looking In.. Who wasn't there!
The wisest and most important thing you've said here. Can't really criticise the BIL if you know squat about it.

Ultimately the cops found the driver completely in the wrong. The driver didn't help their case when they admitted they weren't even looking straight ahead at all. Only to the right for the break in traffic they could jump into.

Cops have charged the driver with negligent driving and will send them off to appear in front of a magistrate.
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Gee, sounds like that could have been a lot worse.
Even that moment to not drive forward could have seen him in a bad way
The ambo's told him it was lucky that no on turned the wheel while the tire was on him. Would have ripped skin and muscle apparently.
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Blame the stupid design of the pike path, being divided lanes the driver would have been looking to his right and not expecting anything approaching from down the hill to the left where you said your BIL was coming from.
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Blame the stupid design of the pike path, being divided lanes the driver would have been looking to his right and not expecting anything approaching from down the hill to the left where you said your BIL was coming from.
Driver should be more vigilant before moving off into roadway so pays to look both ways before moving; well this is what I was taught.
Imo no excuses for the car driver.
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that's a rubbish driveway. who has right of way there as per the law? bike or car doesn't have a stop sign or give way, only the bike has a 'take care' sign as a warning.
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that's a rubbish driveway. who has right of way there as per the law? bike or car doesn't have a stop sign or give way, only the bike has a 'take care' sign as a warning.
Since when driveways must have Give way or stop signs? Now have a think when you enter a roadway from any driveway as per law.
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Blame the stupid design of the pike path, being divided lanes the driver would have been looking to his right and not expecting anything approaching from down the hill to the left where you said your BIL was coming from.
Goodness... Another one in the someone else's fault brigade.

While I called it a bike path, look closely and its actually a footpath for use by both people on foot and bikes. It's a shared path.

Did you read when I said the driver admitted to not even looking straight ahead, let alone to the left when they were exiting the carpark.

What if it was a pedestrian? "Oh sorry poor mother. It wasn't my fault I drop punted your 4yo into the concrete barrier over there with the front of my car. It's this bl00dy stupid footpath design. Well see ya. Have a good day."

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that's a rubbish driveway. who has right of way there as per the law? bike or car doesn't have a stop sign or give way, only the bike has a 'take care' sign as a warning.
I live in a state that considers footpaths optional. The town I live in I think it would be lucky if 5% of the roads have footpaths. Does that mean I just hammer out the driveway because there is no defined footpath. I mean, there are no signs to tell the driver or pedestrian to stop and who has right of way. Sooooo confusing.

Read above about it being a shared path. If you can see the "take care" warning on the ground, surely you saw the pedestrian symbol indicating its a footpath. Does your opinion change given its meant to allow foot traffic? Or do we have the same right of way as per the law questions there too?

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Driver should be more vigilant before moving off into roadway so pays to look both ways before moving
It's nice to see at least one responsible driver who observes basic care and responsibility on the road. Specially when exiting carparks over footpaths.

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Since when driveways must have Give way or stop signs? Now have a think when you enter a roadway from any driveway as per law.
Apparently in Sydney signs are required. Basic road law and care are optional.

The responses here trip me out.

Hervey Bay has some of the absolute worst drivers on the planet. Extreme di*kheads with nothing but air in their head. I remember a local taxi driver commenting to me that they can tell when they drive back into the Hervey Bay town limits because the driving abilities absolutely plummet deep into an abyss.

I always thought God had seen fit to keep these drivers within the town limit. You know, keep the world and his creatures safe. But watching videos on Dashcam Owners page and the answers here, it seems despite his best efforts not only have they escaped and travelled, they are obviously influencing the world via mind control.

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For giggles lets guess the excuses here based on previous answers...

Bl00dy forward collision warning didn't tell me you were there, car should have braked for me. Poorly designed road, it's not wide enough to allow me to cut the corner without damaging my car. Scooter should have been aware enough to sit 6 feet back in anticipation of the car cutting the corner. That's a rubbish intersection, who has right of way when cutting the corner, there aren't signs to say I cant cut the corner, only those pesky solid centre lines that say I'm on the wrong side of it.

Fu*k me dead!

P.S. That's not called cutting a corner in Hervey Bay, that's just a normal right hand turn.
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Driver should be more vigilant before moving off into roadway so pays to look both ways before moving; well this is what I was taught.
Imo no excuses for the car driver.
Not excusing the driver, just pointing our how that design can lend itself to this.
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Goodness... Another one in the someone else's fault brigade.

While I called it a bike path, look closely and its actually a footpath for use by both people on foot and bikes. It's a shared path.

Did you read when I said the driver admitted to not even looking straight ahead, let alone to the left when they were exiting the carpark.

What if it was a pedestrian? "Oh sorry poor mother. It wasn't my fault I drop punted your 4yo into the concrete barrier over there with the front of my car. It's this bl00dy stupid footpath design. Well see ya. Have a good day."
I think you need to calm down, I'm not suggesting its not the drivers fault.
If you bothered to comprehend my post you'd see that my point was purely about how the combination of a dual direction shared path and a one way piece of road would lead to this kind of incident, i just figured you and anyone else reading it wouldn't need me to paint a Picaso to relay it.

If as Giant Cranium said there is a 'take care' sign on the path, then it suggests a level of caution be applied by those on it too, a pedestrian moving slowly would have time to react to a fast moving vehicle, a cyclist powering up the hill would have less opportunity, neither case absolves the drivers responsibility to also display caution.

Cant say I've come across that kind of design. In SA our bike paths/lanes in city environments are on the road and with the direction of traffic.
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