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    Your Dog Can Legally Take Out A Cyclist As Long As It's Not "Vicious"

    If a dog runs across the path that you're biking in, you'd better hope it's deranged. A New York appellate court ruled that the owner of a dog who ran into a Central Park cyclist in 2009 is not liable for the cyclist's considerable injuries.

    Your Dog Can Legally Take Out A Cyclist As Long As It's Not "Vicious": Gothamist

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    He was riding in Central Park. I wonder how fast he was riding. Too fast for conditions and not able to stop quickly enough?
    What if it were a child that ran out and the cyclist severely injured the child. It would be a much different lawsuit.

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    Like the thread the other day, guy would have been better served hitting the brakes than asserting his right to be there. That's also part of sharing the road.

    "Sensing that the dog was going to bolt out in front of him, Doerr yelled "Watch your dog!" to no avail."
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    Live by the MUP, [almost] die by the MUP.

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    Yup. If the dog is running around, better sue the dog and hope it has some assets.

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