Saw this over at tucsonbikelawyer.com
Car-head: New York victim of hit-and-run calls 911, gets ticket for not having a bell on his bike.
I’m not kidding.
My friend Joy sent me this under the subject heading “it’s not just Tucson.”
The victim has had little luck getting the police to act, even though he has the vehicle’s license number and its registered owner. But so far the driver’s insurance has failed to pay the cyclist’s medical bills and the police department is interested only in securing a conviction against the cyclist for the missing bell. They don’t seem to be bothered by the fact he was run down by a van and the motorist then fled the scene. A classic case of car-head.
The cyclist, of course, now regrets ever calling the police in the first place, telling a reporter “I can’t give you an example where the police have helped the situation in any cycling incident I know of.”