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    New Bike Day

    Hi all. I'm new to the forums, but you've likely seen the video of me getting struck by a texting police officer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoSOEtzWPlU
    I'm still waiting to hear if he will get charged with anything, but on a positive note I've finally settled the property damage claim with their insurance company. With that money I replaced my old bike with a 2019 Giant Propel Advanced Pro Disc. It's a really sweet bike, and the technology has come a long way in the past several years.


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    Glad you're ok, but certainly waaaaay down on the list of ways to get a new bike!!!!

    Congratz! Now quit posting and get out and RIDE!

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    Sweet ride. Can't believe that video of the cop hitting you. Glad everything is going well for you. Enjoy.

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    I would sue the government, you have him on tape saying it is his fault. What an idiot, at least he didn't shoot you. Are you black?
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    Quote Originally Posted by duriel View Post
    I would sue the government, you have him on tape saying it is his fault. What an idiot, at least he didn't shoot you. Are you black?
    Well I have a lawyer, but even then the police department's insurance company (EMC/Emcasco) is notoriously difficult. They shorted me about $1100 for my property damage claim. Getting the remainder is not as simple as suing them since the earliest we would get a court date is late 2019. If that wasn't bad enough, try convincing a jury full of mullets who don't bike to award X for a bike, carbon wheels, pedals, and a new camera.

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    At least he stopped and didn't try to cover it up.
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    I can't believe their insurance company would even consider shorting your claim. Especially for such a small amount. Did you sign a medical release? If I were them, I'd be bending over backwards to make you whole/go away.

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    WOW, that video was incredible... glad your not seriously hurt!

    That vehicle could easily taken your life, as for the short fall of funds, I would still pursue the claim even if took several years.
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    Saw that video a while back. I feel for both of you. You, for the obvious reasons! The cop too - which is a very unpopular opinion in the cycling world - because we expect these guys to be perfect, e.g. Talk on the radio a phone, keep an eye on up to three monitors... all while driving like Toretto in the Fast & Furious. Cops need better hands-free/voice tech! Clearly!

    Glad you're okay. And, congrats on the sweet new ride!

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