[Bellingham Herald] BELLINGHAM – A bicyclist shoved a 70-year-old Bellingham man into traffic Friday morning, Aug. 23, where he hit his head and nearly got run over by an SUV on Northwest Avenue.
Steve Hicks, the driver of the oncoming SUV, said the bicyclist approached the man from behind at 11:20 a.m., near the intersection with Illinois Street. Then he shoved him into the street. The man’s head hit the asphalt.
“I would have run him over if I’d been a second faster,” Hicks said. “I was thinking I should chase down the bike, but I was calling 911 for medics.”
The victim may have briefly blacked out, but he responded to firefighters’ questions as they loaded him into an ambulance bound for St. Joseph hospital. He didn’t appear to have any fractures, said Bellingham Police Sgt. Ken Brown.
I wish I could say I was surprised, folks. I really do. But the fact of the matter is that this behavior is really nothing out of the ordinary for the lawless, savage bikefucks infesting this planet.
Apparently what provoked the attack was this nice old man politely telling a bicyclist that he should probably ride in the bike lane instead of on the sidewalk, which pretty much sums up bicyclists as a whole right there. They beg and beg for bike lanes in every city in the fucking country, and what happens when they get them? They’d rather ride on the sidewalk and slam old men into the asphalt than actually use them. I mean is this not the most typical bicyclist move of all time? No need to use the giant lane specifically designed for you, no no no. That’s WAY less fun than tossing old men into traffic like a farmer unloading a sack of potatoes.Follow @footstepsfaIco