Mike Sales wrote:Bonefishblues wrote:Mike Sales wrote:
I am prepared to go on making that point until drivers observe that paragraph of the H.C.
He did not need to realise he could not see his victim. He needed only to make sure there was nothing in his path.
I find your sarcasm repellent, in the circs.
I was making a serious point actually. Taking it as sarcasm is your choice. We know little necessary detail about the circumstances here. We know that the gentleman seems to have walked in front of another car (or do we?) We know that the incoming car flashed it's lights. We know that the author saw him too late to stop. We don't know much more, but you seem confident to assert that a contravention of the HC has occurred.
I posted the link because I thought that the account of the driver who killed was of interest, and the thread has taken a familiar path.
If the driver had in fact made sure that he could see the road was clear (as the H.C. advises) then he surely would not have hit the pedestrian.
"If only he had realised...etc." seems pretty much like sarcasm to me.
What about the circumstance where, on the basis of pure speculation, to provide a counterpoint, the gentleman had walked out in front of the other vehicle. That vehicle stopped and flashed, the elderly gentleman carried on walking, and walked into the path of the driver who killed him, appearing at the last moment, having been effectively masked by the flash, which had caught the driver's attention? A parallel might be the classic "child who dashed out from between parked cars"?
I don't know what happened. I think that s126 is absolutely the right maxim to drive by, but sometimes stuff simply does happen during the many billions of miles driven each year.