Powered bicycle death

User avatar
Comedian
Posts: 5247
Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:35 pm
Location: Brisbane

Powered bicycle death

Postby Comedian » Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:28 pm

It will be interesting to see what comes out of this unfortunate death.

http://mypolice.qld.gov.au/blog/2017/01/17/update-serious-traffic-crash-varsity-lakes/

eldavo
Posts: 1587
Joined: Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:21 am
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Contact:

Re: Powered bicycle death

Postby eldavo » Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:17 pm

I guess the details will come out in Coroner's court. Who was the actual rider and passenger will be an interesting detail.

I can believe it as written, however I also wonder if that was the case. It's been dramatised in motor vehicle accidents, cases of injury/fatality the driver switching positions claiming not to be driving. Stereotypically it has been male driver female passenger. Riding motorcycles similarly male riders with female pillions dominate.

The rider usually has strong hold of the bars likely to low side with the bike, while the pillion is unprepared and more easily thrown off into a more dangerous high side crash. Ignoring all the million other crash scenarios with solid and pointy objects etc.

User avatar
Comedian
Posts: 5247
Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:35 pm
Location: Brisbane

Re: Powered bicycle death

Postby Comedian » Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:39 pm

Yes lots to learn about this one. Nowhere does it say electric you may note, only powered. Also, in QLD it's illegal to "dink" someone. It's all a bit vague at this point.

eldavo
Posts: 1587
Joined: Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:21 am
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Contact:

Re: Powered bicycle death

Postby eldavo » Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:52 pm

Yeah presumably intentionally vague if they're seeking witnesses. Interesting research/stunts have been done about creating false long term memories in people.

User avatar
CKinnard
Posts: 2352
Joined: Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:23 am

Re: Powered bicycle death

Postby CKinnard » Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:39 pm

You couldn't get a more innocuous street.
The time of day is always interesting. Maybe he was too drunk to ride 'his' powered bicycle.
Usually they mention if helmets weren't used.
Powered bicycles are popular amongst Asian students around Bond Uni as are electric scooters.

cj7hawk
Posts: 1143
Joined: Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:00 pm

Re: Powered bicycle death

Postby cj7hawk » Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:24 pm

Always a shame when someone dies.

I wonder if they will release further details - the lack of information seemed more than would be necessary to avoid contaminating witnesses.

eldavo
Posts: 1587
Joined: Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:21 am
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Contact:

Re: Powered bicycle death

Postby eldavo » Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:41 pm

CKinnard wrote:You couldn't get a more innocuous street.
The time of day is always interesting. Maybe he was too drunk to ride 'his' powered bicycle.
Usually they mention if helmets weren't used.
Powered bicycles are popular amongst Asian students around Bond Uni as are electric scooters.


I thought this sounds a likely scenario also CK.
Panic moment in the dark with throttle on an e-scooter, like a motorbike crash.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users