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Four-year-old girl was injured when she was hit by two cyclists on Eastbourne promenade

The Argus: Four-year-old girl was injured when she was hit by two cyclists Four-year-old girl was injured when she was hit by two cyclists

A FOUR-YEAR-OLD girl was injured when she was hit by two cyclists.

The incident occurred on Eastbourne promenade between the Pavilion tea rooms and the pier at about 6.30pm on Thursday, July 3.

The girl received facial injuries when she was in collision with two cyclists, who were travelling eastbound.

The cyclists did not stop and the girl was taken to Eastbourne District General Hospital to be treated for cuts and bruises before being discharged later that evening.

The cyclists were both described as white, aged in their twenties, wearing blue shorts, were bare-chested and riding mountain bikes.

Sergeant Julian Williams said: "This section of the promenade is a no cycling zone. We are investigating this incident and are keen for any witnesses or the cyclists to come forward.

"If you can help please contact us on 101 or email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting serial 1455 of 3/7.

"Town centre CCTV has pictures of the cyclists which we will consider releasing to the media should they not come forward."

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6:54am Tue 8 Jul 14

power_ranger says...

Bloody greens! *shakes fist*
Bloody greens! *shakes fist* power_ranger
  • Score: 7

7:41am Tue 8 Jul 14

hoveguyactually says...

"Sergeant Julian Williams said: "This section of the promenade is a no cycling zone. We are investigating this incident and are keen for any witnesses or the cyclists to come forward."

And what about Hove promenade? The "no cycling" notices are totally ignored all the time there. How long will it be before there is a similar nasty accident? And who would care? Certainly not the Green party. Security cameras abound, but no caution, no prosecution. Nothing! Their total neglect of this problem, while boasting about how they are encouraging more cycling in Brighton & Hove, is a disgrace.
"Sergeant Julian Williams said: "This section of the promenade is a no cycling zone. We are investigating this incident and are keen for any witnesses or the cyclists to come forward." And what about Hove promenade? The "no cycling" notices are totally ignored all the time there. How long will it be before there is a similar nasty accident? And who would care? Certainly not the Green party. Security cameras abound, but no caution, no prosecution. Nothing! Their total neglect of this problem, while boasting about how they are encouraging more cycling in Brighton & Hove, is a disgrace. hoveguyactually
  • Score: 31

7:58am Tue 8 Jul 14

qm says...

These miscreants are not "cyclists", they are irresponsible idiots on bicycles who have no respect or regard for the safety or wellbeing for others. They can also be found driving motor vehicles and their behaviour does not represent the vast majority of people whether cycling, driving or even pedestrian.
I am occasionally incensed by the behaviour of some people on bicycles, almost daily by the odd motorist, and to the young man who knocked me off my feet on Western Road recently and then berated me for being 'in the way', you won't be doing that again in a hurry will you!
These miscreants are not "cyclists", they are irresponsible idiots on bicycles who have no respect or regard for the safety or wellbeing for others. They can also be found driving motor vehicles and their behaviour does not represent the vast majority of people whether cycling, driving or even pedestrian. I am occasionally incensed by the behaviour of some people on bicycles, almost daily by the odd motorist, and to the young man who knocked me off my feet on Western Road recently and then berated me for being 'in the way', you won't be doing that again in a hurry will you! qm
  • Score: 52

8:56am Tue 8 Jul 14

Bob George says...

They could have stopped & showed at least some level of contrition. Giving ordinary cyclists a bad name is NOT ON.
They could have stopped & showed at least some level of contrition. Giving ordinary cyclists a bad name is NOT ON. Bob George
  • Score: 14

8:59am Tue 8 Jul 14

cynic_the says...

qm wrote:
These miscreants are not "cyclists", they are irresponsible idiots on bicycles who have no respect or regard for the safety or wellbeing for others. They can also be found driving motor vehicles and their behaviour does not represent the vast majority of people whether cycling, driving or even pedestrian.
I am occasionally incensed by the behaviour of some people on bicycles, almost daily by the odd motorist, and to the young man who knocked me off my feet on Western Road recently and then berated me for being 'in the way', you won't be doing that again in a hurry will you!
So - you're implying that someone knocked into you in the street, so you assaulted them? On a local news website's comment section.

Well, good luck with that.

Sounds like you're as bad as those you're berating...
[quote][p][bold]qm[/bold] wrote: These miscreants are not "cyclists", they are irresponsible idiots on bicycles who have no respect or regard for the safety or wellbeing for others. They can also be found driving motor vehicles and their behaviour does not represent the vast majority of people whether cycling, driving or even pedestrian. I am occasionally incensed by the behaviour of some people on bicycles, almost daily by the odd motorist, and to the young man who knocked me off my feet on Western Road recently and then berated me for being 'in the way', you won't be doing that again in a hurry will you![/p][/quote]So - you're implying that someone knocked into you in the street, so you assaulted them? On a local news website's comment section. Well, good luck with that. Sounds like you're as bad as those you're berating... cynic_the
  • Score: -17

9:15am Tue 8 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

First of all, those images should be released to the public because a crime has been committed. They were cycling in an area where cycling is prohibited.

Second, I suspect that they had no intention of coming forward, given the fact that they failed to stop even though one of them will have almost lost control following the unfortunate collision.

Third, there is no need to get uppity about calling them 'cyclists', because that is what they are - people who cycle.

Let's wish for a speedy recovery by the little girl and a swift resolution to any legal consequences.
First of all, those images should be released to the public because a crime has been committed. They were cycling in an area where cycling is prohibited. Second, I suspect that they had no intention of coming forward, given the fact that they failed to stop even though one of them will have almost lost control following the unfortunate collision. Third, there is no need to get uppity about calling them 'cyclists', because that is what they are - people who cycle. Let's wish for a speedy recovery by the little girl and a swift resolution to any legal consequences. stevo!!
  • Score: 11

9:22am Tue 8 Jul 14

Max Ripple says...

Bob George wrote:
They could have stopped & showed at least some level of contrition. Giving ordinary cyclists a bad name is NOT ON.
But they don't do that, do they? My dog, on a lead, was hit by a cyclist on the pavement some years ago and the moron just laughed a cycled off into the distance leaving me to pick up my dog and get home to the vets where a broken leg had to be mended. £1000+ vets bill for me then.
Cyclists are the scum of the earth.
[quote][p][bold]Bob George[/bold] wrote: They could have stopped & showed at least some level of contrition. Giving ordinary cyclists a bad name is NOT ON.[/p][/quote]But they don't do that, do they? My dog, on a lead, was hit by a cyclist on the pavement some years ago and the moron just laughed a cycled off into the distance leaving me to pick up my dog and get home to the vets where a broken leg had to be mended. £1000+ vets bill for me then. Cyclists are the scum of the earth. Max Ripple
  • Score: 11

9:31am Tue 8 Jul 14

qm says...

cynic_the wrote:
qm wrote:
These miscreants are not "cyclists", they are irresponsible idiots on bicycles who have no respect or regard for the safety or wellbeing for others. They can also be found driving motor vehicles and their behaviour does not represent the vast majority of people whether cycling, driving or even pedestrian.
I am occasionally incensed by the behaviour of some people on bicycles, almost daily by the odd motorist, and to the young man who knocked me off my feet on Western Road recently and then berated me for being 'in the way', you won't be doing that again in a hurry will you!
So - you're implying that someone knocked into you in the street, so you assaulted them? On a local news website's comment section.

Well, good luck with that.

Sounds like you're as bad as those you're berating...
Extrapolation and assumption is never a good basis for making accusations! It leads to that awkward situation of 'foot in mouth'.
Yes the young man was assaulted! His girlfriend/companion hit him so hard that his yesterday returned! By the time I was helped to my feet, justice had been served and he apologised.
On another note, how do you interpret "being knocked of one's feet" to be being "knocked into"? Nothing like bending the facts to suit an agenda!
[quote][p][bold]cynic_the[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]qm[/bold] wrote: These miscreants are not "cyclists", they are irresponsible idiots on bicycles who have no respect or regard for the safety or wellbeing for others. They can also be found driving motor vehicles and their behaviour does not represent the vast majority of people whether cycling, driving or even pedestrian. I am occasionally incensed by the behaviour of some people on bicycles, almost daily by the odd motorist, and to the young man who knocked me off my feet on Western Road recently and then berated me for being 'in the way', you won't be doing that again in a hurry will you![/p][/quote]So - you're implying that someone knocked into you in the street, so you assaulted them? On a local news website's comment section. Well, good luck with that. Sounds like you're as bad as those you're berating...[/p][/quote]Extrapolation and assumption is never a good basis for making accusations! It leads to that awkward situation of 'foot in mouth'. Yes the young man was assaulted! His girlfriend/companion hit him so hard that his yesterday returned! By the time I was helped to my feet, justice had been served and he apologised. On another note, how do you interpret "being knocked of one's feet" to be being "knocked into"? Nothing like bending the facts to suit an agenda! qm
  • Score: 13

9:56am Tue 8 Jul 14

s&k says...

Sad news. They are a particular menace in Brighton. Can I suggest that if you see a cyclist hurtling down the pavement you take a photo on your mobile phone and send to the Police or The Argus maybe.
Sad news. They are a particular menace in Brighton. Can I suggest that if you see a cyclist hurtling down the pavement you take a photo on your mobile phone and send to the Police or The Argus maybe. s&k
  • Score: 18

10:28am Tue 8 Jul 14

cynic_the says...

qm wrote:
cynic_the wrote:
qm wrote:
These miscreants are not "cyclists", they are irresponsible idiots on bicycles who have no respect or regard for the safety or wellbeing for others. They can also be found driving motor vehicles and their behaviour does not represent the vast majority of people whether cycling, driving or even pedestrian.
I am occasionally incensed by the behaviour of some people on bicycles, almost daily by the odd motorist, and to the young man who knocked me off my feet on Western Road recently and then berated me for being 'in the way', you won't be doing that again in a hurry will you!
So - you're implying that someone knocked into you in the street, so you assaulted them? On a local news website's comment section.

Well, good luck with that.

Sounds like you're as bad as those you're berating...
Extrapolation and assumption is never a good basis for making accusations! It leads to that awkward situation of 'foot in mouth'.
Yes the young man was assaulted! His girlfriend/companion hit him so hard that his yesterday returned! By the time I was helped to my feet, justice had been served and he apologised.
On another note, how do you interpret "being knocked of one's feet" to be being "knocked into"? Nothing like bending the facts to suit an agenda!
It wasn't an accusation, it was an interpretation of what you had written.

Also, "being knocked of one's feet" doesn't make sense due to the spelling mistake, so what do you expect?

I was about to up-vote your post until I read that nonsense at the bottom.
[quote][p][bold]qm[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cynic_the[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]qm[/bold] wrote: These miscreants are not "cyclists", they are irresponsible idiots on bicycles who have no respect or regard for the safety or wellbeing for others. They can also be found driving motor vehicles and their behaviour does not represent the vast majority of people whether cycling, driving or even pedestrian. I am occasionally incensed by the behaviour of some people on bicycles, almost daily by the odd motorist, and to the young man who knocked me off my feet on Western Road recently and then berated me for being 'in the way', you won't be doing that again in a hurry will you![/p][/quote]So - you're implying that someone knocked into you in the street, so you assaulted them? On a local news website's comment section. Well, good luck with that. Sounds like you're as bad as those you're berating...[/p][/quote]Extrapolation and assumption is never a good basis for making accusations! It leads to that awkward situation of 'foot in mouth'. Yes the young man was assaulted! His girlfriend/companion hit him so hard that his yesterday returned! By the time I was helped to my feet, justice had been served and he apologised. On another note, how do you interpret "being knocked of one's feet" to be being "knocked into"? Nothing like bending the facts to suit an agenda![/p][/quote]It wasn't an accusation, it was an interpretation of what you had written. Also, "being knocked of one's feet" doesn't make sense due to the spelling mistake, so what do you expect? I was about to up-vote your post until I read that nonsense at the bottom. cynic_the
  • Score: -17

10:58am Tue 8 Jul 14

Ash Brighton says...

It takes a certain type of person to be able to do this. How do you lack the sense to at least not slow down in an area where there are lots of pedestrians and then have such a lack of empathy as to ride off after colliding with a child?

Now in general I'm no big fan of any of the cycle routes along the seafront (especially in Brighton which I am most familiar with). They're dangerous for cyclists and pedestrians alike.

It is an accident waiting to happen because cyclists can reach very high speeds due to the quality of the surface (personally I've exceeded 30mph on the path by Hove lawns - there was no one around at the time). That and pedestrians, especially tourists seem to be oblivious to the cycle path due to its poor marking.

Whenever I use that track I'm in constant fear that I will hit a pedestrian. So now I usually choose to use the road despite it being slower for me (because of all the traffic lights) and that I frequently receive abuse from motorists telling me I should be using the cycle lane despite keeping pace with the traffic.

There really should be signs advising cyclists to use the road when there are lots of pedestrians around as it would reduce the amount of near misses (and occasional incidents) that there are along these routes.

However, as with any mode of transport, there will always be a few idiots with no respect for themselves or anyone else that smear the name of the rest of the sensible majority regardless of what they're taught.
It takes a certain type of person to be able to do this. How do you lack the sense to at least not slow down in an area where there are lots of pedestrians and then have such a lack of empathy as to ride off after colliding with a child? Now in general I'm no big fan of any of the cycle routes along the seafront (especially in Brighton which I am most familiar with). They're dangerous for cyclists and pedestrians alike. It is an accident waiting to happen because cyclists can reach very high speeds due to the quality of the surface (personally I've exceeded 30mph on the path by Hove lawns - there was no one around at the time). That and pedestrians, especially tourists seem to be oblivious to the cycle path due to its poor marking. Whenever I use that track I'm in constant fear that I will hit a pedestrian. So now I usually choose to use the road despite it being slower for me (because of all the traffic lights) and that I frequently receive abuse from motorists telling me I should be using the cycle lane despite keeping pace with the traffic. There really should be signs advising cyclists to use the road when there are lots of pedestrians around as it would reduce the amount of near misses (and occasional incidents) that there are along these routes. However, as with any mode of transport, there will always be a few idiots with no respect for themselves or anyone else that smear the name of the rest of the sensible majority regardless of what they're taught. Ash Brighton
  • Score: 11

12:09pm Tue 8 Jul 14

gheese77 says...

Max Ripple wrote:
Bob George wrote:
They could have stopped & showed at least some level of contrition. Giving ordinary cyclists a bad name is NOT ON.
But they don't do that, do they? My dog, on a lead, was hit by a cyclist on the pavement some years ago and the moron just laughed a cycled off into the distance leaving me to pick up my dog and get home to the vets where a broken leg had to be mended. £1000+ vets bill for me then.
Cyclists are the scum of the earth.
I read about a dog biting a child, therefore ,according to your warped logic, all dog owners must be child hating scum, I guess that include you as you own a dog
[quote][p][bold]Max Ripple[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob George[/bold] wrote: They could have stopped & showed at least some level of contrition. Giving ordinary cyclists a bad name is NOT ON.[/p][/quote]But they don't do that, do they? My dog, on a lead, was hit by a cyclist on the pavement some years ago and the moron just laughed a cycled off into the distance leaving me to pick up my dog and get home to the vets where a broken leg had to be mended. £1000+ vets bill for me then. Cyclists are the scum of the earth.[/p][/quote]I read about a dog biting a child, therefore ,according to your warped logic, all dog owners must be child hating scum, I guess that include you as you own a dog gheese77
  • Score: 12

5:29pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Sunshine Boy says...

I have been hit in Worthing, and I feel that this was an accident just waiting to happen. It is almost impossible to identify cyclists afterwards and they move too quickly for me to avoid.
I have been hit in Worthing, and I feel that this was an accident just waiting to happen. It is almost impossible to identify cyclists afterwards and they move too quickly for me to avoid. Sunshine Boy
  • Score: 3

8:34pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Gribbet says...

Chavs
Chavs Gribbet
  • Score: 1

11:43am Wed 9 Jul 14

peterthomas says...

Cyclists are the single most delinquent users of our roads pavements and anywhere else they choose to go - they contribute nothing and are pampered with public money spent on lanes they don't use - they need to be registered/insured and prosecuted when they run red lights/cycle on pavements etc which - as is very evident - is a lot of the time!
Cyclists are the single most delinquent users of our roads pavements and anywhere else they choose to go - they contribute nothing and are pampered with public money spent on lanes they don't use - they need to be registered/insured and prosecuted when they run red lights/cycle on pavements etc which - as is very evident - is a lot of the time! peterthomas
  • Score: -3

7:45pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Idontbelieveit1948 says...

gheese77 wrote:
Max Ripple wrote:
Bob George wrote:
They could have stopped & showed at least some level of contrition. Giving ordinary cyclists a bad name is NOT ON.
But they don't do that, do they? My dog, on a lead, was hit by a cyclist on the pavement some years ago and the moron just laughed a cycled off into the distance leaving me to pick up my dog and get home to the vets where a broken leg had to be mended. £1000+ vets bill for me then.
Cyclists are the scum of the earth.
I read about a dog biting a child, therefore ,according to your warped logic, all dog owners must be child hating scum, I guess that include you as you own a dog
Personally I hate geese, they make a lot of noise and spout a lot of crap.
[quote][p][bold]gheese77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Max Ripple[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob George[/bold] wrote: They could have stopped & showed at least some level of contrition. Giving ordinary cyclists a bad name is NOT ON.[/p][/quote]But they don't do that, do they? My dog, on a lead, was hit by a cyclist on the pavement some years ago and the moron just laughed a cycled off into the distance leaving me to pick up my dog and get home to the vets where a broken leg had to be mended. £1000+ vets bill for me then. Cyclists are the scum of the earth.[/p][/quote]I read about a dog biting a child, therefore ,according to your warped logic, all dog owners must be child hating scum, I guess that include you as you own a dog[/p][/quote]Personally I hate geese, they make a lot of noise and spout a lot of crap. Idontbelieveit1948
  • Score: 0
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