Cyclist in collision with girl urged to come forward

Cyclist in collision with girl urged to come forward

INJURED: Sienna Barnett, four, who suffered a broken leg after being knocked over by a cyclist outside the family shop in Southbourne Grove. pictured with her mum Bonnie and older sister Georgia

CCTV of the man police would like to speak to

First published in News by

THIS is the little girl left in agony when an irresponsible cyclist ploughed into her in the dark on a pavement in Bournemouth.

Sienna Barnett, who is just four years old, has been left with two breaks to her lower left leg following the hit-and-run incident in Southbourne Grove.

Now police have issued a CCTV picture of a man they would like to interview as part of their inquiry.

Sienna, a reception class pupil, has been forced to pull out of her first school nativity play and ballet classes.

Her mum Bonnie has appealed for the public’s help in tracing the cyclist, who collided with her outside the family’s shop, TD Fruits, just before 5pm closing time on Saturday.

Sienna, a pupil at St Thomas Garnet’s in Southbourne, screamed in agony when the cyclist knocked her down in front of her horrified mum.

“He came tearing down the pavement really fast and Sienna had only taken one step from the shop doorway when he hit her” said Bonnie.

“She just screamed ‘my leg, my leg’ and I knew staightaway that it was serious.”

Bonnie said the cyclist stopped briefly when he was challenged by a passer-by but said: “I am trying to say sorry, what more do you want?” before riding off.

Sienna – who has two sisters, 18-year-old Georgia and Elly, 14 – was taken to Royal Bournemouth Hospital, where a temporary cast was fitted, and went to the Poole Fracture Clinic yesterday to have a full cast put on.

Little Sienna said: “The man on the bike was in the dark and he didn’t even have any lights on or anything. My leg really hurts.”

And Bonnie told how her father was hit by a cyclist in almost the same spot two years ago.

“The pavements are quite wide in Southbourne Grove so people think they can get away with riding on them,” she added.

Sgt Sarah Jones of Dorset’s traffic unit said: “I am now able to release a picture of a man that we wish to speak with. I am appealing for this man, and anyone who recognises this man, to contact me urgently. I am also keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision and, in particular, anyone who may have challenged the cyclist following the collision.”

Police have urged any witnesses or those with information to call them on 101 quoting incident number 19:491 or the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.

The offender is described as a white male, 18 to 22-years-old, with short hair, dark clothing and a dark-coloured mountain bike.

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8:32am Thu 24 Nov 11

kmilla says...

I had to check site to see what 'police urge rider' to do - my 'real' Echo dropped the words 'to come forward' off the edge of the front page. And the pic of 'Cyclist on CCTV' whom police are seeking, simply proves how ineffective our expensive CCTV systems actually are in enabling recognition.
I had to check site to see what 'police urge rider' to do - my 'real' Echo dropped the words 'to come forward' off the edge of the front page. And the pic of 'Cyclist on CCTV' whom police are seeking, simply proves how ineffective our expensive CCTV systems actually are in enabling recognition. kmilla
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8:32am Thu 24 Nov 11

kmilla says...

I had to check site to see what 'police urge rider' to do - my 'real' Echo dropped the words 'to come forward' off the edge of the front page. And the pic of 'Cyclist on CCTV' whom police are seeking, simply proves how ineffective our expensive CCTV systems actually are in enabling recognition.
I had to check site to see what 'police urge rider' to do - my 'real' Echo dropped the words 'to come forward' off the edge of the front page. And the pic of 'Cyclist on CCTV' whom police are seeking, simply proves how ineffective our expensive CCTV systems actually are in enabling recognition. kmilla
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8:47am Thu 24 Nov 11

Grumpy Griff says...

What is the point of having CCTV if the images are so ruddy poor!!
What is the point of having CCTV if the images are so ruddy poor!! Grumpy Griff
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9:01am Thu 24 Nov 11

throatwarbler says...

somebody must know who this man is - he is lacking in facial features for starters.
somebody must know who this man is - he is lacking in facial features for starters. throatwarbler
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9:12am Thu 24 Nov 11

derek_acorah says...

throatwarbler wrote:
somebody must know who this man is - he is lacking in facial features for starters.
Hmmm....no facial features.....could it be Lord Voldemort?
[quote][p][bold]throatwarbler[/bold] wrote: somebody must know who this man is - he is lacking in facial features for starters.[/p][/quote]Hmmm....no facial features.....could it be Lord Voldemort? derek_acorah
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9:16am Thu 24 Nov 11

John on Westciff says...

The police are to blame for this little girls injures because they ignore the offences of pavement cycling that we can all see every day in our local areas and in the town centre The vast majority of us want some action but we are also ignored
The police are to blame for this little girls injures because they ignore the offences of pavement cycling that we can all see every day in our local areas and in the town centre The vast majority of us want some action but we are also ignored John on Westciff
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9:16am Thu 24 Nov 11

Cosmic Crusader says...

This is another case of the ongong dispute between wheels and feet. The cyclist should be ashamed of himself and accept responsibility. However, cycling is encouraged in this area of Southbourne as evidenced by the number of cycle parking facilities on the pavement. It has been mentioned in the article that the pavement is very wide and this is true. Very tempting for a cyclist, wary of the relatively narrow road with parking on both sides. Another case of the council planners not really considering the wider implications of such a scheme at the design stage.
This is another case of the ongong dispute between wheels and feet. The cyclist should be ashamed of himself and accept responsibility. However, cycling is encouraged in this area of Southbourne as evidenced by the number of cycle parking facilities on the pavement. It has been mentioned in the article that the pavement is very wide and this is true. Very tempting for a cyclist, wary of the relatively narrow road with parking on both sides. Another case of the council planners not really considering the wider implications of such a scheme at the design stage. Cosmic Crusader
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9:25am Thu 24 Nov 11

Bournehammer68 says...

Merry Christmas everyone.
that person is not a cyclist. he is a man on a bike. There is a huge difference, one that I wish the Echo would put across instead of perpetuating the war of words between us all.
Anyway, I hope the little girl and the little boy from the other story are both recovering well from their ordeals at the hands of stupid people that shouldn't be in charge of a box of crayons let alone a vehicle (car, bike whatever).
Goodwill to all Cyclists, motorists and pedestrians. Man this Brandy's good. ;)
Merry Christmas everyone. that person is not a cyclist. he is a man on a bike. There is a huge difference, one that I wish the Echo would put across instead of perpetuating the war of words between us all. Anyway, I hope the little girl and the little boy from the other story are both recovering well from their ordeals at the hands of stupid people that shouldn't be in charge of a box of crayons let alone a vehicle (car, bike whatever). Goodwill to all Cyclists, motorists and pedestrians. Man this Brandy's good. ;) Bournehammer68
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9:35am Thu 24 Nov 11

Ziggy starburst says...

Unbelievable. Ok, he shouldn't have been riding on the pavement and the poor girl was injured but this is typical overreaction from cyclist hating Bournemouth. He WAS in the wrong but if he is found he will probably be stoned to death in the square by the way people are reacting. It was an unfortunate accident. Again, he shouldn't have been on the pavement but the way this is being covered by the press and some echo readers you would have thought he was a serial killer. I bet there is a team of police assigned to this while thieves and druggies run riot through the town. I would prefer the police to concentrate on that for the time being
Unbelievable. Ok, he shouldn't have been riding on the pavement and the poor girl was injured but this is typical overreaction from cyclist hating Bournemouth. He WAS in the wrong but if he is found he will probably be stoned to death in the square by the way people are reacting. It was an unfortunate accident. Again, he shouldn't have been on the pavement but the way this is being covered by the press and some echo readers you would have thought he was a serial killer. I bet there is a team of police assigned to this while thieves and druggies run riot through the town. I would prefer the police to concentrate on that for the time being Ziggy starburst
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9:55am Thu 24 Nov 11

ben111 says...

Before we demonise all cyclists ...... The number of deaths and injuries of cyclists is rising at a "worrying rate", a safety charity has warned.

Government figures for Britain showed a 3% rise in casualties to 17,430 in the year to September 2010, compared with the previous 12 months
Before we demonise all cyclists ...... The number of deaths and injuries of cyclists is rising at a "worrying rate", a safety charity has warned. Government figures for Britain showed a 3% rise in casualties to 17,430 in the year to September 2010, compared with the previous 12 months ben111
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9:57am Thu 24 Nov 11

not a fatty says...

So it happened to her dad two years ago,but they still haven't taught her to look both ways as she leaves the shop.

Do most people let four year olds run around unsupervised on pavements?

If it was so dark,why wasn't she carrying a torch,and how can the cctv show the cyclist?They're not infra red cameras.
So it happened to her dad two years ago,but they still haven't taught her to look both ways as she leaves the shop. Do most people let four year olds run around unsupervised on pavements? If it was so dark,why wasn't she carrying a torch,and how can the cctv show the cyclist?They're not infra red cameras. not a fatty
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9:58am Thu 24 Nov 11

Lobo says...

Bournehammer68 wrote:
Merry Christmas everyone.
that person is not a cyclist. he is a man on a bike. There is a huge difference, one that I wish the Echo would put across instead of perpetuating the war of words between us all.
Anyway, I hope the little girl and the little boy from the other story are both recovering well from their ordeals at the hands of stupid people that shouldn't be in charge of a box of crayons let alone a vehicle (car, bike whatever).
Goodwill to all Cyclists, motorists and pedestrians. Man this Brandy's good. ;)
From the Oxford dictionary:

Cyclist - noun - a person who rides a bicycle.

No mention of doing it every day or any other qualifiers.
[quote][p][bold]Bournehammer68[/bold] wrote: Merry Christmas everyone. that person is not a cyclist. he is a man on a bike. There is a huge difference, one that I wish the Echo would put across instead of perpetuating the war of words between us all. Anyway, I hope the little girl and the little boy from the other story are both recovering well from their ordeals at the hands of stupid people that shouldn't be in charge of a box of crayons let alone a vehicle (car, bike whatever). Goodwill to all Cyclists, motorists and pedestrians. Man this Brandy's good. ;)[/p][/quote]From the Oxford dictionary: Cyclist - noun - a person who rides a bicycle. No mention of doing it every day or any other qualifiers. Lobo
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9:59am Thu 24 Nov 11

mad git says...

Ziggy starburst wrote:
Unbelievable. Ok, he shouldn't have been riding on the pavement and the poor girl was injured but this is typical overreaction from cyclist hating Bournemouth. He WAS in the wrong but if he is found he will probably be stoned to death in the square by the way people are reacting. It was an unfortunate accident. Again, he shouldn't have been on the pavement but the way this is being covered by the press and some echo readers you would have thought he was a serial killer. I bet there is a team of police assigned to this while thieves and druggies run riot through the town. I would prefer the police to concentrate on that for the time being
really? i would rather see my children safe from ALL dangers. the druggies and thieves are only a PART of the dangers my babies face. remember this is about a FOUR YEAR OLD CHILD!! not an adult so i hope there IS a team set up.
[quote][p][bold]Ziggy starburst[/bold] wrote: Unbelievable. Ok, he shouldn't have been riding on the pavement and the poor girl was injured but this is typical overreaction from cyclist hating Bournemouth. He WAS in the wrong but if he is found he will probably be stoned to death in the square by the way people are reacting. It was an unfortunate accident. Again, he shouldn't have been on the pavement but the way this is being covered by the press and some echo readers you would have thought he was a serial killer. I bet there is a team of police assigned to this while thieves and druggies run riot through the town. I would prefer the police to concentrate on that for the time being[/p][/quote]really? i would rather see my children safe from ALL dangers. the druggies and thieves are only a PART of the dangers my babies face. remember this is about a FOUR YEAR OLD CHILD!! not an adult so i hope there IS a team set up. mad git
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10:02am Thu 24 Nov 11

don elgin says...

A good clear picture, this man is probably having his collar felt as I post.
Thanking the ECHO for a job well done,
What a gorgeous looking family the Barnett's are
Happy Christmas to all the Barnett's
A good clear picture, this man is probably having his collar felt as I post. Thanking the ECHO for a job well done, What a gorgeous looking family the Barnett's are Happy Christmas to all the Barnett's don elgin
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10:09am Thu 24 Nov 11

Bournehammer68 says...

Lobo wrote:
Bournehammer68 wrote:
Merry Christmas everyone.
that person is not a cyclist. he is a man on a bike. There is a huge difference, one that I wish the Echo would put across instead of perpetuating the war of words between us all.
Anyway, I hope the little girl and the little boy from the other story are both recovering well from their ordeals at the hands of stupid people that shouldn't be in charge of a box of crayons let alone a vehicle (car, bike whatever).
Goodwill to all Cyclists, motorists and pedestrians. Man this Brandy's good. ;)
From the Oxford dictionary:

Cyclist - noun - a person who rides a bicycle.

No mention of doing it every day or any other qualifiers.
Could you look up pedantic for me too?
[quote][p][bold]Lobo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bournehammer68[/bold] wrote: Merry Christmas everyone. that person is not a cyclist. he is a man on a bike. There is a huge difference, one that I wish the Echo would put across instead of perpetuating the war of words between us all. Anyway, I hope the little girl and the little boy from the other story are both recovering well from their ordeals at the hands of stupid people that shouldn't be in charge of a box of crayons let alone a vehicle (car, bike whatever). Goodwill to all Cyclists, motorists and pedestrians. Man this Brandy's good. ;)[/p][/quote]From the Oxford dictionary: Cyclist - noun - a person who rides a bicycle. No mention of doing it every day or any other qualifiers.[/p][/quote]Could you look up pedantic for me too? Bournehammer68
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10:11am Thu 24 Nov 11

TinyLegacy says...

not a fatty wrote:
So it happened to her dad two years ago,but they still haven't taught her to look both ways as she leaves the shop.

Do most people let four year olds run around unsupervised on pavements?

If it was so dark,why wasn't she carrying a torch,and how can the cctv show the cyclist?They're not infra red cameras.
The level of your stupidity amazes me, it must have reached a record high. I'll keep an eye out for someone shopping with a torch and hand you an award shall I?
[quote][p][bold]not a fatty[/bold] wrote: So it happened to her dad two years ago,but they still haven't taught her to look both ways as she leaves the shop. Do most people let four year olds run around unsupervised on pavements? If it was so dark,why wasn't she carrying a torch,and how can the cctv show the cyclist?They're not infra red cameras.[/p][/quote]The level of your stupidity amazes me, it must have reached a record high. I'll keep an eye out for someone shopping with a torch and hand you an award shall I? TinyLegacy
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10:20am Thu 24 Nov 11

not a fatty says...

That's my point exactly,it's streetlit there,not pitch dark,if she'd been taught to look,she coulda seen him.
That's my point exactly,it's streetlit there,not pitch dark,if she'd been taught to look,she coulda seen him. not a fatty
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10:21am Thu 24 Nov 11

Lobo says...

Bournehammer68 wrote:
Lobo wrote:
Bournehammer68 wrote:
Merry Christmas everyone.
that person is not a cyclist. he is a man on a bike. There is a huge difference, one that I wish the Echo would put across instead of perpetuating the war of words between us all.
Anyway, I hope the little girl and the little boy from the other story are both recovering well from their ordeals at the hands of stupid people that shouldn't be in charge of a box of crayons let alone a vehicle (car, bike whatever).
Goodwill to all Cyclists, motorists and pedestrians. Man this Brandy's good. ;)
From the Oxford dictionary:

Cyclist - noun - a person who rides a bicycle.

No mention of doing it every day or any other qualifiers.
Could you look up pedantic for me too?
Pot, kettle, black - you are the pedant by (incorrectly) trying to assert that this idiot was not a cyclist by appling a spurious definition of what constitutes one.
[quote][p][bold]Bournehammer68[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lobo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bournehammer68[/bold] wrote: Merry Christmas everyone. that person is not a cyclist. he is a man on a bike. There is a huge difference, one that I wish the Echo would put across instead of perpetuating the war of words between us all. Anyway, I hope the little girl and the little boy from the other story are both recovering well from their ordeals at the hands of stupid people that shouldn't be in charge of a box of crayons let alone a vehicle (car, bike whatever). Goodwill to all Cyclists, motorists and pedestrians. Man this Brandy's good. ;)[/p][/quote]From the Oxford dictionary: Cyclist - noun - a person who rides a bicycle. No mention of doing it every day or any other qualifiers.[/p][/quote]Could you look up pedantic for me too?[/p][/quote]Pot, kettle, black - you are the pedant by (incorrectly) trying to assert that this idiot was not a cyclist by appling a spurious definition of what constitutes one. Lobo
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10:31am Thu 24 Nov 11

anonEmouse says...

not a fatty wrote:
So it happened to her dad two years ago,but they still haven't taught her to look both ways as she leaves the shop.

Do most people let four year olds run around unsupervised on pavements?

If it was so dark,why wasn't she carrying a torch,and how can the cctv show the cyclist?They're not infra red cameras.
not a fatty are you educationally challanged? as your post is retarded.

The poor little girl is not in the wrong, she was on the pavement where she was suppossed to be.

Are you saying every pedestrian should carry a torch?

The person on the bike was clearly in the wrong, firstly because he was riding on the pavement and secondly because he had no lights on his bike.

I hope this little girl mends soon and enjoys her Christmas.

If the Police wont do anything about cyclists riding on the pavement. Maybe pedestrians should try a good well aimed kick and knock these cyclists off their bike when riding on the pavement. That would soon stop them from riding on the pavement in future. If one gets near me when i'm walking thats what I will do. As if this had been an older person god alone knows what injuries they might have sustained. Cyclists need to follow the highway code just as any other road user.
[quote][p][bold]not a fatty[/bold] wrote: So it happened to her dad two years ago,but they still haven't taught her to look both ways as she leaves the shop. Do most people let four year olds run around unsupervised on pavements? If it was so dark,why wasn't she carrying a torch,and how can the cctv show the cyclist?They're not infra red cameras.[/p][/quote]not a fatty are you educationally challanged? as your post is retarded. The poor little girl is not in the wrong, she was on the pavement where she was suppossed to be. Are you saying every pedestrian should carry a torch? The person on the bike was clearly in the wrong, firstly because he was riding on the pavement and secondly because he had no lights on his bike. I hope this little girl mends soon and enjoys her Christmas. If the Police wont do anything about cyclists riding on the pavement. Maybe pedestrians should try a good well aimed kick and knock these cyclists off their bike when riding on the pavement. That would soon stop them from riding on the pavement in future. If one gets near me when i'm walking thats what I will do. As if this had been an older person god alone knows what injuries they might have sustained. Cyclists need to follow the highway code just as any other road user. anonEmouse
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10:32am Thu 24 Nov 11

throatwarbler says...

Ziggy starburst wrote:
Unbelievable. Ok, he shouldn't have been riding on the pavement and the poor girl was injured but this is typical overreaction from cyclist hating Bournemouth. He WAS in the wrong but if he is found he will probably be stoned to death in the square by the way people are reacting. It was an unfortunate accident. Again, he shouldn't have been on the pavement but the way this is being covered by the press and some echo readers you would have thought he was a serial killer. I bet there is a team of police assigned to this while thieves and druggies run riot through the town. I would prefer the police to concentrate on that for the time being
In no way was this an "unfortunate accident". He was deliberately riding his bike ("tearing along") on THE PAVEMENT. The pavement is where pedestrians are commonly found as they don't (generally) like to walk on the road in towns (that obviously needs pointing out to some people).

it beggars belief that anybody can attempt to justify this. Is i therefore ok to drive a car along the pavement?

I don'think he should be stoned to death (although, to fair, i haven't met him) i just believe he should be prosecuted under the terms laid out under UK law.

A pedestrian on a pavement should ot have to worry about being "accidentally" run over.
[quote][p][bold]Ziggy starburst[/bold] wrote: Unbelievable. Ok, he shouldn't have been riding on the pavement and the poor girl was injured but this is typical overreaction from cyclist hating Bournemouth. He WAS in the wrong but if he is found he will probably be stoned to death in the square by the way people are reacting. It was an unfortunate accident. Again, he shouldn't have been on the pavement but the way this is being covered by the press and some echo readers you would have thought he was a serial killer. I bet there is a team of police assigned to this while thieves and druggies run riot through the town. I would prefer the police to concentrate on that for the time being[/p][/quote]In no way was this an "unfortunate accident". He was deliberately riding his bike ("tearing along") on THE PAVEMENT. The pavement is where pedestrians are commonly found as they don't (generally) like to walk on the road in towns (that obviously needs pointing out to some people). it beggars belief that anybody can attempt to justify this. Is i therefore ok to drive a car along the pavement? I don'think he should be stoned to death (although, to fair, i haven't met him) i just believe he should be prosecuted under the terms laid out under UK law. A pedestrian on a pavement should ot have to worry about being "accidentally" run over. throatwarbler
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10:37am Thu 24 Nov 11

Noel. says...

not a fatty wrote:
That's my point exactly,it's streetlit there,not pitch dark,if she'd been taught to look,she coulda seen him.
Yes, but why should a 4 year old have to look out for an adult, unsociable, idiot acting recklessly and breaking the law anyway?
[quote][p][bold]not a fatty[/bold] wrote: That's my point exactly,it's streetlit there,not pitch dark,if she'd been taught to look,she coulda seen him.[/p][/quote]Yes, but why should a 4 year old have to look out for an adult, unsociable, idiot acting recklessly and breaking the law anyway? Noel.
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10:49am Thu 24 Nov 11

Yes Sir says...

It’s not only cyclists that cause danger it’s those four wheel scooters whose riders think they own the road, the pavement and the aisles in the supermarkets.
There will be a nasty accident one day with these untaxed and uninsured scooters.
*
I hope they catch to cyclist and make him go and apologise to the little girl personally and then throw him/her inside. I wish the little girl Sienna all the best, and hope she gets well soon.
*
I also agree that the police (or what we have left of them) should stop cyclists from breaking the law by riding on pavement and without lights at night.
It’s not only cyclists that cause danger it’s those four wheel scooters whose riders think they own the road, the pavement and the aisles in the supermarkets. There will be a nasty accident one day with these untaxed and uninsured scooters. * I hope they catch to cyclist and make him go and apologise to the little girl personally and then throw him/her inside. I wish the little girl Sienna all the best, and hope she gets well soon. * I also agree that the police (or what we have left of them) should stop cyclists from breaking the law by riding on pavement and without lights at night. Yes Sir
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11:17am Thu 24 Nov 11

Wintonian says...

Although he shouldn't have been cycling on the pavement, surely bigger concerns are (a) that he was doing so in such a way as to break a child's leg in the event of a collision, and more so (b) that he didn't stop.

That last point is unforgivable.
Although he shouldn't have been cycling on the pavement, surely bigger concerns are (a) that he was doing so in such a way as to break a child's leg in the event of a collision, and more so (b) that he didn't stop. That last point is unforgivable. Wintonian
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11:23am Thu 24 Nov 11

throatwarbler says...

Yes Sir wrote:
It’s not only cyclists that cause danger it’s those four wheel scooters whose riders think they own the road, the pavement and the aisles in the supermarkets. There will be a nasty accident one day with these untaxed and uninsured scooters. * I hope they catch to cyclist and make him go and apologise to the little girl personally and then throw him/her inside. I wish the little girl Sienna all the best, and hope she gets well soon. * I also agree that the police (or what we have left of them) should stop cyclists from breaking the law by riding on pavement and without lights at night.
"There will be a nasty accident one day with these untaxed and uninsured scooters".

A woman was killed by one on the Isle of Wight a couple of years ago.
[quote][p][bold]Yes Sir[/bold] wrote: It’s not only cyclists that cause danger it’s those four wheel scooters whose riders think they own the road, the pavement and the aisles in the supermarkets. There will be a nasty accident one day with these untaxed and uninsured scooters. * I hope they catch to cyclist and make him go and apologise to the little girl personally and then throw him/her inside. I wish the little girl Sienna all the best, and hope she gets well soon. * I also agree that the police (or what we have left of them) should stop cyclists from breaking the law by riding on pavement and without lights at night.[/p][/quote]"There will be a nasty accident one day with these untaxed and uninsured scooters". A woman was killed by one on the Isle of Wight a couple of years ago. throatwarbler
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11:24am Thu 24 Nov 11

don elgin says...

Hey Up..If the council go ahead with padded lamp post's and padded wheelie bins to stop people hurting themsells Residents of Bournmouthe and Boscomb will be the laughing stock of the UK,
Idiots on here will be asking for hand-rails the length of Pool quay to stop folks falling off,
Hey Up..If the council go ahead with padded lamp post's and padded wheelie bins to stop people hurting themsells Residents of Bournmouthe and Boscomb will be the laughing stock of the UK, Idiots on here will be asking for hand-rails the length of Pool quay to stop folks falling off, don elgin
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11:25am Thu 24 Nov 11

Lord Spring says...

Has nobody noticed,
Look no hands !!!,
Has nobody noticed, Look no hands !!!, Lord Spring
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11:37am Thu 24 Nov 11

don elgin says...

he must have fallen off it a lot

Look no teeth!!!,
he must have fallen off it a lot Look no teeth!!!, don elgin
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11:38am Thu 24 Nov 11

Ziggy starburst says...

mad git wrote:
Ziggy starburst wrote:
Unbelievable. Ok, he shouldn't have been riding on the pavement and the poor girl was injured but this is typical overreaction from cyclist hating Bournemouth. He WAS in the wrong but if he is found he will probably be stoned to death in the square by the way people are reacting. It was an unfortunate accident. Again, he shouldn't have been on the pavement but the way this is being covered by the press and some echo readers you would have thought he was a serial killer. I bet there is a team of police assigned to this while thieves and druggies run riot through the town. I would prefer the police to concentrate on that for the time being
really? i would rather see my children safe from ALL dangers. the druggies and thieves are only a PART of the dangers my babies face. remember this is about a FOUR YEAR OLD CHILD!! not an adult so i hope there IS a team set up.
? Ok, lets get that team set then. A police team to catch someone that injured 1 child. Good work.
[quote][p][bold]mad git[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ziggy starburst[/bold] wrote: Unbelievable. Ok, he shouldn't have been riding on the pavement and the poor girl was injured but this is typical overreaction from cyclist hating Bournemouth. He WAS in the wrong but if he is found he will probably be stoned to death in the square by the way people are reacting. It was an unfortunate accident. Again, he shouldn't have been on the pavement but the way this is being covered by the press and some echo readers you would have thought he was a serial killer. I bet there is a team of police assigned to this while thieves and druggies run riot through the town. I would prefer the police to concentrate on that for the time being[/p][/quote]really? i would rather see my children safe from ALL dangers. the druggies and thieves are only a PART of the dangers my babies face. remember this is about a FOUR YEAR OLD CHILD!! not an adult so i hope there IS a team set up.[/p][/quote]? Ok, lets get that team set then. A police team to catch someone that injured 1 child. Good work. Ziggy starburst
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11:59am Thu 24 Nov 11

grazzer says...

well if this person was not a cyclist but a person riding a bike,presumably a motorist is not a motorist but a person driving a car?
well if this person was not a cyclist but a person riding a bike,presumably a motorist is not a motorist but a person driving a car? grazzer
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12:02pm Thu 24 Nov 11

grazzer says...

see my comment under letter headlined don't point the finger at cyclists
see my comment under letter headlined don't point the finger at cyclists grazzer
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12:38pm Thu 24 Nov 11

The Liberal says...

Of course, this is headline news because it's so rare (unlike children being hit by cars, even when on the pavement). Wishing the little girl a speedy recovery though.
Of course, this is headline news because it's so rare (unlike children being hit by cars, even when on the pavement). Wishing the little girl a speedy recovery though. The Liberal
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1:06pm Thu 24 Nov 11

Azphreal says...

I am sick of the car driver vs cyclist spat in the Echo. He hit a 4 year old with enough force to break her leg in 2 places,if it had been a car that went onto the pavement and hit her because the driver was on a mobile would the posts be different? The police need to clamp down on people riding on the pavement as what would have happened if the child hit the ground with enough force to end up with brain damage?
I am sick of the car driver vs cyclist spat in the Echo. He hit a 4 year old with enough force to break her leg in 2 places,if it had been a car that went onto the pavement and hit her because the driver was on a mobile would the posts be different? The police need to clamp down on people riding on the pavement as what would have happened if the child hit the ground with enough force to end up with brain damage? Azphreal
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1:06pm Thu 24 Nov 11

rook says...

Lord Spring wrote:
Has nobody noticed,
Look no hands !!!,
Yes - I noticed that. It kind of makes the 'tearing along' quote seem a little contradictory.

It was an accident, the guy is an idiot, there's no need to declare war on everyone who rides a bike and I hope the little girl gets well soon.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: Has nobody noticed, Look no hands !!!,[/p][/quote]Yes - I noticed that. It kind of makes the 'tearing along' quote seem a little contradictory. It was an accident, the guy is an idiot, there's no need to declare war on everyone who rides a bike and I hope the little girl gets well soon. rook
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1:08pm Thu 24 Nov 11

rook says...

P.S. I'm heading down to Ladbrokes to see what odds I can get on him coming forward.
P.S. I'm heading down to Ladbrokes to see what odds I can get on him coming forward. rook
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1:10pm Thu 24 Nov 11

BarrHumbug says...

He looks like Sloth from The Goonies? Maybe the police could launch a sting operation tempt him out of hiding with a Baby Ruth Bar or a tub of Rocky Road?
He looks like Sloth from The Goonies? Maybe the police could launch a sting operation tempt him out of hiding with a Baby Ruth Bar or a tub of Rocky Road? BarrHumbug
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1:22pm Thu 24 Nov 11

FNS-man says...

This is not great, and the guy should be held responsible. I hope the little girl recovers quickly, and has her cast off for Xmas.

Fact is, though, that you are still much more likely to be killed or seriously injured on a pavement by a car.

The tone of this article is also a bit hysterical. The guy is riding along with no hands with a bag over one arm. Not sure how he could be "tearing along" the pavement. If this was a car hitting a cyclist, it would have been described as a "collision", and there would not have been details of the agony the cyclist was in or what they screamed as they were knocked off.
This is not great, and the guy should be held responsible. I hope the little girl recovers quickly, and has her cast off for Xmas. Fact is, though, that you are still much more likely to be killed or seriously injured on a pavement by a car. The tone of this article is also a bit hysterical. The guy is riding along with no hands with a bag over one arm. Not sure how he could be "tearing along" the pavement. If this was a car hitting a cyclist, it would have been described as a "collision", and there would not have been details of the agony the cyclist was in or what they screamed as they were knocked off. FNS-man
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1:48pm Thu 24 Nov 11

In Absentia says...

Some of the comments on here are truly idiotic and the attempts to widen the debate to include bad drivers are irrelevant.

The simple fact is that a gutless coward caused serious injury to an innocent child by his negligence and lacks the basic morality to come forward and take responsibility. That's what this story is about, nothing else.
Some of the comments on here are truly idiotic and the attempts to widen the debate to include bad drivers are irrelevant. The simple fact is that a gutless coward caused serious injury to an innocent child by his negligence and lacks the basic morality to come forward and take responsibility. That's what this story is about, nothing else. In Absentia
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2:03pm Thu 24 Nov 11

Professor Zaroff says...

Azphreal wrote:
I am sick of the car driver vs cyclist spat in the Echo. He hit a 4 year old with enough force to break her leg in 2 places,if it had been a car that went onto the pavement and hit her because the driver was on a mobile would the posts be different? The police need to clamp down on people riding on the pavement as what would have happened if the child hit the ground with enough force to end up with brain damage?
The answer is 'Yes'. Look at the story about the car that damaged a buggy on a pavement (the baby/toddler escaped without harm thank goodness, but beside the point for this argument). The nature and quantity of posts are very different indeed.
[quote][p][bold]Azphreal[/bold] wrote: I am sick of the car driver vs cyclist spat in the Echo. He hit a 4 year old with enough force to break her leg in 2 places,if it had been a car that went onto the pavement and hit her because the driver was on a mobile would the posts be different? The police need to clamp down on people riding on the pavement as what would have happened if the child hit the ground with enough force to end up with brain damage?[/p][/quote]The answer is 'Yes'. Look at the story about the car that damaged a buggy on a pavement (the baby/toddler escaped without harm thank goodness, but beside the point for this argument). The nature and quantity of posts are very different indeed. Professor Zaroff
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2:35pm Thu 24 Nov 11

don elgin says...

image above

His face rings a bell.
image above His face rings a bell. don elgin
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2:42pm Thu 24 Nov 11

don elgin says...

Hes got a collection box in that bag i can see it

pound to a penny its the same bloke

Whats he doing on a childs bike anyway.
Hes got a collection box in that bag i can see it pound to a penny its the same bloke Whats he doing on a childs bike anyway. don elgin
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3:45pm Thu 24 Nov 11

d15 says...

Any one seen the new crossing on boundary road near the university where the pavement goes across the cycle lane.
Get mown down by cyclist trying to push a button to cross the road. Excellent design!!
Any one seen the new crossing on boundary road near the university where the pavement goes across the cycle lane. Get mown down by cyclist trying to push a button to cross the road. Excellent design!! d15
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4:07pm Thu 24 Nov 11

derek_acorah says...

don elgin wrote:
image above His face rings a bell.
Lol. Shame its only his face that rings a bell, and not his thumb.
[quote][p][bold]don elgin[/bold] wrote: image above His face rings a bell.[/p][/quote]Lol. Shame its only his face that rings a bell, and not his thumb. derek_acorah
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5:01pm Thu 24 Nov 11

daveoo says...

I think that cyclist think it is legal to ride on the pavement but the pavement is for pedestrians. If a cyclist is on the pavement then they should be walking their bike.Highway Code rule 64 for cyclist states clearly that they must not ride a bike on the pavement.
I think that cyclist think it is legal to ride on the pavement but the pavement is for pedestrians. If a cyclist is on the pavement then they should be walking their bike.Highway Code rule 64 for cyclist states clearly that they must not ride a bike on the pavement. daveoo
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5:01pm Thu 24 Nov 11

daveoo says...

I think that cyclist think it is legal to ride on the pavement but the pavement is for pedestrians. If a cyclist is on the pavement then they should be walking their bike.Highway Code rule 64 for cyclist states clearly that they must not ride a bike on the pavement.
I think that cyclist think it is legal to ride on the pavement but the pavement is for pedestrians. If a cyclist is on the pavement then they should be walking their bike.Highway Code rule 64 for cyclist states clearly that they must not ride a bike on the pavement. daveoo
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5:42pm Thu 24 Nov 11

ashleycross says...

I predict that this will become more of a problem as more people are forced into riding bikes by being unable to afford cars. Obviously those who don't want to be killed by cars will be riding on the pavement. I guess we can either throw all the cyclists into prison or maybe shock horror paint cycle lanes on all the roads!!!! Outrageous waste of public money and inconvenience for car drivers I suppose, especially when you can't even ride a bike like me, but personally if it makes pavements safer for me and little girls I'm all for it.
I predict that this will become more of a problem as more people are forced into riding bikes by being unable to afford cars. Obviously those who don't want to be killed by cars will be riding on the pavement. I guess we can either throw all the cyclists into prison or maybe shock horror paint cycle lanes on all the roads!!!! Outrageous waste of public money and inconvenience for car drivers I suppose, especially when you can't even ride a bike like me, but personally if it makes pavements safer for me and little girls I'm all for it. ashleycross
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5:46pm Thu 24 Nov 11

don elgin says...

Looks like he was taking the empty poppy day collecting box back to tescos
Looks like he was taking the empty poppy day collecting box back to tescos don elgin
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7:31pm Thu 24 Nov 11

scaredypants says...

"From the Oxford dictionary:
Cyclist - noun - a person who rides a bicycle.
No mention of doing it every day or any other qualifiers."

Exactly Lobo !
That's why other headlines are always "runner (or walker) robs shop" depending on whether they're seen arriving or leaving the scene

how about "journalist types inflammatory piece to keep page hits up" (I assume here that the author of this piece has been a journalist at some point in the past ?)
"From the Oxford dictionary: Cyclist - noun - a person who rides a bicycle. No mention of doing it every day or any other qualifiers." Exactly Lobo ! That's why other headlines are always "runner (or walker) robs shop" depending on whether they're seen arriving or leaving the scene how about "journalist types inflammatory piece to keep page hits up" (I assume here that the author of this piece has been a journalist at some point in the past ?) scaredypants
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8:45pm Thu 24 Nov 11

ShuttleX says...

not a fatty wrote:
So it happened to her dad two years ago,but they still haven't taught her to look both ways as she leaves the shop.

Do most people let four year olds run around unsupervised on pavements?

If it was so dark,why wasn't she carrying a torch,and how can the cctv show the cyclist?They're not infra red cameras.
I normally save my contempt for those cowards in the Council who rob us blind and don't have the guts to stand up to a bully. You however Sir, are a moron.
.
People like you are the same sort of scum who blame the woman for getting raped, because she was daft enough to wear a short skirt or walk home at night.
.
Go back to the sewer pit you came from.
[quote][p][bold]not a fatty[/bold] wrote: So it happened to her dad two years ago,but they still haven't taught her to look both ways as she leaves the shop. Do most people let four year olds run around unsupervised on pavements? If it was so dark,why wasn't she carrying a torch,and how can the cctv show the cyclist?They're not infra red cameras.[/p][/quote]I normally save my contempt for those cowards in the Council who rob us blind and don't have the guts to stand up to a bully. You however Sir, are a moron. . People like you are the same sort of scum who blame the woman for getting raped, because she was daft enough to wear a short skirt or walk home at night. . Go back to the sewer pit you came from. ShuttleX
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10:08pm Thu 24 Nov 11

QPUtd says...

There are dangerous cyclists (such as the one in this story) and good cyclists, just as there are dangerous drivers and good ones.
There are dangerous cyclists (such as the one in this story) and good cyclists, just as there are dangerous drivers and good ones. QPUtd
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1:50am Fri 25 Nov 11

Jambonick says...

don elgin wrote:
he must have fallen off it a lot

Look no teeth!!!,
bw..hahahahahahahaha
!!
[quote][p][bold]don elgin[/bold] wrote: he must have fallen off it a lot Look no teeth!!!,[/p][/quote]bw..hahahahahahahaha !! Jambonick
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12:40pm Fri 25 Nov 11

FNS-man says...

" There are dangerous cyclists (such as the one in this story) and good cyclists, just as there are dangerous drivers and good ones."

Indeed. And the dangerous drivers kill 5 people per day, and the dangerous cyclists kill 1 person every two years. I wonder which one is the more serious problem, and to which we should direct our energies and vitriol?
" There are dangerous cyclists (such as the one in this story) and good cyclists, just as there are dangerous drivers and good ones." Indeed. And the dangerous drivers kill 5 people per day, and the dangerous cyclists kill 1 person every two years. I wonder which one is the more serious problem, and to which we should direct our energies and vitriol? FNS-man
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