Nasty Wounds Class as “Lucky” if a Cell Phone User Hits You with his Truck (UK)

July 7, 2017

Given what could have been the outcome, it is still outrageous that these nasty wounds have to be thought of as the young victim being “lucky” but there can be no doubt that he is indeed lucky to be alive.

Skin and flesh injuries from being dragged along the road by a vehicle.

The incident, a couple of days ago, involved a truck that struck this young man and his bicycle then dragged them along the road, wedged under the front bumper.  The truck driver allegedly didn’t know that he had hit anything and kept on driving until another driver, having seen what had happened, pulled into the path of the truck to force it to stop.

When the police arrived, it is said that they arrested the truck driver for being on his cell phone at the time of the collision.

The facts will presumably be established in court, and an immensely valuable law in Britain prohibits the publication in the meanwhile of anything which could prejudice the outcome of the court case, thus preventing “trial by media” and any inability to find unbiased people to serve on juries.  Sub Judice (pronounced “sub judiss-ay”) is a law of fairness and all countries would benefit from using a valid equivalent to it.

If the man is found guilty of having the collision while using a cell phone then we can probably expect him to go to prison.  The laws and punishments for such actions tend to be much tougher in Britain (and many other countries) than in the USA.

Eddie Wren, CEO & Chief Instructor — Advanced Drivers of North America