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Old Today, 05:25 AM   #21
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By the way, since his case has long been settled, I can discuss it here. My friend was approaching an intersection when the light turned green so he proceeded to cross it. Out of the corner of his eyes, he noticed some movement to his left and all of a sudden felt something hit his rear wheel. He was flung off his bike violently and landed on his right side.

He suffered a broken arm, a broken collarbone, and a concussion along with severe road rashes. There was only one other passing car at the time and it never stopped. The driver did stop but claimed to the cop that my friend the cyclist had jumped the red light and that's what was recorded in the police report since my friend was in the ambulance on the way to the hospital and could not give his side of the story.

Thankfully, he had ridden with his Sony Actioncam that day and was able to retrieve the video of the incident later. When my friend's lawyer first contact the driver's insurance company to discuss compensation, the insurance company essentially told him to get lost because the police report showed that my friend was at fault for jumping a red light. As soon as they found out that there was a video of the crash, their tone changed entirely and they politely asked for a copy of the video.

After they viewed the video, they realized that their client was entirely at fault for running the red light. All my friend's medical expenses were paid for. He got a new bike and almost a quarter of a million dollar after the lawyer took his cut. Without that 30 seconds of video, the results would be a total injustice for my friend.

I went out and bought the Fly6 and Fly12 shortly after that.

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Old Today, 11:52 AM   #22
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That's fantastic, Tru. that's what I'm talking about: one cyclist, going to emergency, laid up, can't defend himself while the one who hit him gets off Scott free, because three people in that car collaborated with each other (in my scenarios)..... until the video shows up
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