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  • Scott Petersen
    In light of the recent efforts to force this issue (ticketing drivers who hit cyclists and pedestrians) I ll throw my name into the hat as someone who recently
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 10, 2011
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      In light of the recent efforts to force this issue (ticketing drivers who hit cyclists and pedestrians) I'll throw my name into the hat as someone who recently was hit by a driver who was turning illegally.  

      I was commuting down whitney ave about three weeks ago around 8:30am, riding in the right lane with a headlamp and a blinky light.  A driver was stopped in the left lane at Humphrey St. at a green light.  After the cars in front of me passed her, she cut across the right lane to get into the parking lot, hitting my rear wheel and sending me to the pavement in the process.

      I was not seriously injured, so we exchanged information and I went to work.  Later I filed a police report to a) get the incident on record and b) force her insurance company to pay for my bike repairs, which they did.

      Since then I've been to a dr. for low back problems and will be in PT starting next week.

      I do not know if the driver was cited, but I seriously doubt it.  I should have called the police to the scene, but it really was an honest mistake on the part of the driver who I didn't wish to see dragged through the mud: it wasn't reckless driving, she just failed to see me.  I have a case number if this is something we would like to keep track of ourselves.

      Cheers,

      Scott

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      Scott Petersen
      Assistant Director, YalMusT
      Music Technology Specialist
      Department of Music
      Yale University, New Haven, CT 06511
      Office: (203)432-7072
      scott.petersen@...
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