Correct me if i am wrong here.
Just been on phone to very good mate, she tells me she hit a cyclist on sat morning. She says it wasnt entirely her fault so i said well tell me what happened. I get told what has happened and imo it is all her fault.
Here is a view of where her car was roughly positioned using google streetview. She was on Hopeton Street waiting to turn right onto Marjoribanks Street.
She told me she was waiting to turn right to go onto another road at junction and that she was waiting on cars going past so she could menover over. Anyway, she said she looked twice before turning right slowly and thats when she hit the cyclist coming down the hill who had right of way.
He went over her car bonnet, smashed windscreen etc, he ended up with scratches, bruised ribs.
She then goes on to tell me that she says it wasnt entirely her fault as she looked twice etc and that she is a good driver and that she says it was also the cyclists fault to which i cannot understand why because she says he was going to fast....but how does she know that if she never saw him? I tried to point this out to her but i got moaned at for not being supportive
This is the bit that annoyed me a bit, she said to me that if the cyclist decides to pursue this and try get compensation etc then she is going to say that it was all the cyclists fault and that she is gonna fight him all the way.
I dont understand as imo she has no leg to stand on, she said she looked twice before turning off road to go onto other road but why would you look twice? She was stationary so you should be looking ahead all the time to see when its save to turn right onto road.
She then starting ranting on about how the cyclist was angry at her and how the offduty paramedic never bothered to check how she was sayin that he was unprofessional and that he had a cheek to shout at her asking her to move her car as she left it in middle of road causing traffic build up. She was breathalyzed and it was clear but she ranted at me saying that the cyclist should of been brathalyzed aswell.
I tried to tell her that the human eye will mostly only notice cars on road but she choose to not believe me then ranted on about how she is a careful driver etc. I tried to say that its no diff to hitting a car or a motorbike as she would still be in wrong an she completely agreed with me
So do you think she is in wrong or not?