Boy Badly Hurt After Being Hit By Bic...

Boy Badly Hurt After Being Hit By Bicycle Rider

There are 67 comments on the WJW Fox 8 Cleveland story from Aug 2, 2010, titled Boy Badly Hurt After Being Hit By Bicycle Rider. In it, WJW Fox 8 Cleveland reports that:

A three-year-old Toledo boy is seriously injured after he was run over by a man on a bike.

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Bingo

Mentor, OH

#1 Aug 2, 2010
Poor baby! How do you not stop when you run down a child? I'll never understand how people can be so heartless. Then again, that park isn't what it used to be. Who knows what the guy was up to, he clearly wasn't thinking.
Cleveland-West_S ide

Erie, PA

#2 Aug 2, 2010
The idiot could have turned onto the grass, gotta feeling his buddy is gonna mention the incident to friends and it'll only be a matter of time before he's caught.
Friendly Cycler

Avon Lake, OH

#3 Aug 2, 2010
What this lady and news clip failed to mention is that the father swung on the one of the cyclers and the mother did as well. why would these people want to help. they probably already felt bad enough. it was an accident. not a ment to happen. im sure the boy is fine. he'll live to run another day.
Cleveland-West_S ide

Erie, PA

#4 Aug 2, 2010
Friendly Cycler wrote:
What this lady and news clip failed to mention is that the father swung on the one of the cyclers and the mother did as well. why would these people want to help. they probably already felt bad enough. it was an accident. not a ment to happen. im sure the boy is fine. he'll live to run another day.
Ahh... An important piece of the story!
Thanks Fox8 for another fine piece of reporting.

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Bloom Where You're Planted!

#5 Aug 2, 2010
Friendly Cycler wrote:
What this lady and news clip failed to mention is that the father swung on the one of the cyclers and the mother did as well. why would these people want to help. they probably already felt bad enough. it was an accident. not a ment to happen. im sure the boy is fine. he'll live to run another day.
I'm not sure what you mean by "swung on the one...and the mother did as well"?? Do you mean they hit them?
Also, they SHOULD'VE stopped to help!! After all, THEY caused the accident, and that poor little boy is hurting!! They should also help pay for the medical bills and bandages, etc.
what

Avon Lake, OH

#6 Aug 2, 2010
ok, well first off, I am sure the men did not mean to hit that little boy, but he was hurt pretty bad. Staples in his head and a broken leg? That is a hard recovery for a little boy. I am not saying that the men deserved to be swong on, but if you have no breaks, swurve to not hit him, who cares if you fall? its better then hitting an innocent person. It was not that little boys fault for not moving. he is 3. I am sorry, i might have shared some not so nice words if you hurt my child that bad because your riding a bike that does not work properly and failed to sworve to not hit someone.
Cleveland-West_S ide

Erie, PA

#7 Aug 2, 2010
7th Heaven wrote:
<quoted text>I'm not sure what you mean by "swung on the one...and the mother did as well"?? Do you mean they hit them?
Also, they SHOULD'VE stopped to help!! After all, THEY caused the accident, and that poor little boy is hurting!! They should also help pay for the medical bills and bandages, etc.
It's hard to help when you're being attacked.
Paul from Lakewood

Lakewood, OH

#8 Aug 2, 2010
They were attacked according to whom? Another poster sympathetic to bicyclists? I have had who knows how many problems with bike riders wanting to ride in the streets but not follow the rules of the street! I won't say all, but a large portion of bicyclists are A-holes that don't respect anyone else's rights to share the areas they are in.... as evidenced by this story and this poor little boy!

“Perfect? NO. Forgiven? YES!”

Since: Jan 10

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#9 Aug 3, 2010
They should have apologized to the bicyclist. (I can't believe I said that). You should always keep your children with you when you are near a bicycle path. The parents are responsible here.
Sick of it

United States

#10 Aug 3, 2010
Friendly Cycler wrote:
What this lady and news clip failed to mention is that the father swung on the one of the cyclers and the mother did as well. why would these people want to help. they probably already felt bad enough. it was an accident. not a ment to happen. im sure the boy is fine. he'll live to run another day.
Sounds like something only the guilty party would know! Hmmmm...
your insane

Medina, OH

#11 Aug 3, 2010
Friendly Cycler wrote:
What this lady and news clip failed to mention is that the father swung on the one of the cyclers and the mother did as well. why would these people want to help. they probably already felt bad enough. it was an accident. not a ment to happen. im sure the boy is fine. he'll live to run another day.
"Friendly Cycler" your an idiot!
Luckymom1989

Cleveland, OH

#13 Aug 3, 2010
I doubt it's weighing on their consciences. It's unlikely that they even have consciences. It's typical of the type of people who ride bicycles knowing they have no brakes.
sandman

Sterling Heights, MI

#15 Aug 3, 2010
This sounds like one of the many 'arrogant' bikers I am constantly encountering. They demand the same right to the road as a car, but they dont want to follow traffic laws. Running stop signs and traffic lights, squeezing between cars in traffic, its OK for them bcause "I'm on a bike". I hope the cops are treating this as if the guy was driving a car. After all, "They have the same rights (and responsibilities) as a car".

“Perfect? NO. Forgiven? YES!”

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#16 Aug 3, 2010
Y'all are only getting one side of the story. I am one person that gets really mad at stupid people on bicycles riding in the road. In this case, it appears they were riding on a path. Mom and dad didn't have their child under control. At 3, the child should have been holding mom or dad's hand. If he had, he wouldn't have gotten hurt. The man said his brakes weren't working. I know all you mental giants have never been in a position and not knowing which way the kid was going to move. And others on here have said the parents went after the rider. I wouldn't apologize to them either. Let's wait to hear the WHOLE story.
Cleveland-East_S ide

Cleveland, OH

#17 Aug 3, 2010
It would help if we knew what these people on the bike looked like!
Also, figures it's the westside most of those people are mentally challenged.
Is that how you play the game Cleveland-West_S ide
zero

Sterling Heights, MI

#18 Aug 3, 2010
MySmileyFace wrote:
Y'all are only getting one side of the story. I am one person that gets really mad at stupid people on bicycles riding in the road. In this case, it appears they were riding on a path. Mom and dad didn't have their child under control. At 3, the child should have been holding mom or dad's hand. If he had, he wouldn't have gotten hurt. The man said his brakes weren't working. I know all you mental giants have never been in a position and not knowing which way the kid was going to move. And others on here have said the parents went after the rider. I wouldn't apologize to them either. Let's wait to hear the WHOLE story.
If I am thinking of the right path Smiley, its an all-purpose trail. Walkers, joggers and bikes share it. Bikes have to yield to pedestrians. But, put that aside for a moment. For anyone to ride a bike with no brakes in an area like that is just plain dangerous. Although Fox8 didn't give a description of the bikers, I doubt if they were middle-age schoolteacher types who experienced a sudden mechanical problem. They were more likely thuglet types who put together a couple of crude bikes from stolen parts and were out tearing up the park. If it was truly an accident, they would have gone to a safe distance away and called the police to report the accident and assault. I hope dad's fist connected with its target a few times. That is the only punishment they will probabaly ever get.

“Perfect? NO. Forgiven? YES!”

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#19 Aug 3, 2010
zero wrote:
<quoted text>
If I am thinking of the right path Smiley, its an all-purpose trail. Walkers, joggers and bikes share it. Bikes have to yield to pedestrians. But, put that aside for a moment. For anyone to ride a bike with no brakes in an area like that is just plain dangerous. Although Fox8 didn't give a description of the bikers, I doubt if they were middle-age schoolteacher types who experienced a sudden mechanical problem. They were more likely thuglet types who put together a couple of crude bikes from stolen parts and were out tearing up the park. If it was truly an accident, they would have gone to a safe distance away and called the police to report the accident and assault. I hope dad's fist connected with its target a few times. That is the only punishment they will probabaly ever get.
Typical thug mentality. You are the problem here. You called them thugs? And sorry, if you look at the "multi purpose" trails in Metroparks, they tell pedestrians to be aware at all times.
averhoff

Avon, OH

#20 Aug 3, 2010
I'm sure its not weighing on their conscience.. Evev if they were right or wrong they should have stopped..Its leaving the scene of an accident..
MawMa

Cleveland, OH

#21 Aug 3, 2010
The Guys that hit this little boy and left are Cowards!!! Doesnt matter if the "brakes were out" or not, theres gras, sand, even the dang lake they could've ran into instead of this little boy. They also had their own dang feet! Anything would be better than what they did. How many of us as kids had bikes and no brakes? How many of us ran over other kids because of it. No wonder Cleve. has a crappy reputation, look at the kind of IDIOTS we have here!

“Perfect? NO. Forgiven? YES!”

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#22 Aug 3, 2010
Don't get me wrong, I am sorry this child was hurt but his parents weren't in control here and that contributed. I hate bikers as much as the next guy. But in this case, while the bikers were responsible, so were the parents of this child. And if someone threatened me, I sure wouldn't have stuck around. And I don't think leaving the scene of an accident applies here. They were not on the road.

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