Bike man in Poole lashes out at woman in vehicle

FRIGHTENED: Jennifer Anderson was the victim of a road rage attack by a biker

BLEEDING: the cut on her head

First published in News by

A TERRIFIED mum-of-two who ‘wouldn’t hurt a fly’ was punched in the face during a vicious road rage attack in Poole.

Jennifer Anderson, who works with children with severe disabilities, was attacked by a biker as she drove along busy Penn Hill Avenue.

The motorcyclist punched her through the open window of her car as she was driving along.

Speaking to the Daily Echo in a bid to bring her attacker to justice, the 37-year-old victim said: “If I had of been driving any faster when he punched me, it could have been carnage.

“I could have lost control of my car. It was so scary when he punched me in the head, I just couldn’t believe it, I wouldn’t hurt a fly. I was left with a nasty cut on my forehead.

“Afterwards I simply went into shock – I just ran out of my car and felt like I was going to be sick.”

The violent incident happened last Thursday, around 6.30pm during the evening rush-hour.

Jennifer was driving alone in her red Citroen Picasso when the motorbike pulled alongside.

“I’d already seen him to my left trying to get by, but then he pulled along my drivers side,” she recalled.

“There was nowhere for him to go and he startled me so much I blurted out ‘silly idiot’.

“It was at this point he punched me in the head.”

The learning support worker, from Parkstone’s Langside School, was travelling to her boyfriend’s home at the time.

“My instincts were to just get to my boyfriend’s house. Part of me thought the man might come back,” she explained.

“But then the blood started pouring down my face.”

By the time she arrived at her boyfriend’s address, Jennifer was in a complete state of shock.

She said: “I just ran out of the car because I thought I was going to be sick.

“I pulled my hair back and there was blood everywhere. Then my boyfriend called the police.”

Jennifer, from Hamworthy, thinks the biker may have been wearing studded riding gloves.

She added: “This wasn’t a teenager, it was a grown man and by the sound of the bike it was quite powerful.

“If he’d have hit me any lower it would have been my eye and I may not have been able to carry on driving. If he does this to someone else, they may lose their life “For me, it is not just the fact he hit me, it is the feeling I am left with now. Now I’m scared when I drive at night, it is a horrible feeling really.”

Police are now hunting the male biker, who sped off after last Thursday’s 6.30pm attack.

PC Benjamin McSorley, of Poole Police, said: “I believe the motorcyclist was very close and may have made light contact with the wing mirror of the car.

“I am appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to contact police as soon as possible.”

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9:21am Sat 24 Mar 12

uvox44 says...

this is a terrible and sad comment on the state of what used to be considered a country where patience and respect for others was a defining value. I still believe that the majority of people hold those values fortunately but over the last few decades the size of the minority that don't has seemingly grown and grown. No doubt sooner or later there will be someone commenting that the victim must have done something to justify the attack - though I hope not , as nothing justifies violence in my opinion.
I drive for a living and at the busiest times of day everyday and the looks of anger and stress on the faces of some road users has to be seen to be believed - if only people could just relax and practise a little patience and have a sense of humour. Yes it is annoying if someone cuts you up or pulls out at the last minute but you have to grit your teeth then let it go and go back to being happy and relaxed, then not only will you arrive at your destination calm and stress free but these types of incidents will be avoided - and in case anyone thinks I,m being holier than thou I am embarrased to admit that in my younger days I have lost my temper with other drivers (though I'd never hit anyone!) and can now see it is pointless, stressful and dangerous , all that happens is that you then become as dangerous a driver as the person who causes you to lose it, it's just not worth it!
this is a terrible and sad comment on the state of what used to be considered a country where patience and respect for others was a defining value. I still believe that the majority of people hold those values fortunately but over the last few decades the size of the minority that don't has seemingly grown and grown. No doubt sooner or later there will be someone commenting that the victim must have done something to justify the attack - though I hope not , as nothing justifies violence in my opinion. I drive for a living and at the busiest times of day everyday and the looks of anger and stress on the faces of some road users has to be seen to be believed - if only people could just relax and practise a little patience and have a sense of humour. Yes it is annoying if someone cuts you up or pulls out at the last minute but you have to grit your teeth then let it go and go back to being happy and relaxed, then not only will you arrive at your destination calm and stress free but these types of incidents will be avoided - and in case anyone thinks I,m being holier than thou I am embarrased to admit that in my younger days I have lost my temper with other drivers (though I'd never hit anyone!) and can now see it is pointless, stressful and dangerous , all that happens is that you then become as dangerous a driver as the person who causes you to lose it, it's just not worth it! uvox44
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9:38am Sat 24 Mar 12

Cherry19 says...

I don't think we are hearing the full story here, all very one-sided and biased. Being a biker myself, I've been at the end of arrogant, aggressive driving from car drivers and been told by one 'you are smaller than a car, so you should get out of the way'. Don't they realise they could kill someone with their aggressive driving attitude? There is way more to this story than she is saying and knowing many bikers are older, professional riders something just doesn't add up here ...
I don't think we are hearing the full story here, all very one-sided and biased. Being a biker myself, I've been at the end of arrogant, aggressive driving from car drivers and been told by one 'you are smaller than a car, so you should get out of the way'. Don't they realise they could kill someone with their aggressive driving attitude? There is way more to this story than she is saying and knowing many bikers are older, professional riders something just doesn't add up here ... Cherry19
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9:53am Sat 24 Mar 12

angel34 says...

If the biker has nothing to hide, then why did he drive off...there is no excuse for violence...
If the biker has nothing to hide, then why did he drive off...there is no excuse for violence... angel34
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10:08am Sat 24 Mar 12

poolebabe says...

angel34 wrote:
If the biker has nothing to hide, then why did he drive off...there is no excuse for violence...
You are so right. There is NO excuse for that. I hope the biker gets caught. Disgusting behaviour, whatever the "provocation"
[quote][p][bold]angel34[/bold] wrote: If the biker has nothing to hide, then why did he drive off...there is no excuse for violence...[/p][/quote]You are so right. There is NO excuse for that. I hope the biker gets caught. Disgusting behaviour, whatever the "provocation" poolebabe
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10:12am Sat 24 Mar 12

Niki1 says...

Cherry19 wrote:
I don't think we are hearing the full story here, all very one-sided and biased. Being a biker myself, I've been at the end of arrogant, aggressive driving from car drivers and been told by one 'you are smaller than a car, so you should get out of the way'. Don't they realise they could kill someone with their aggressive driving attitude? There is way more to this story than she is saying and knowing many bikers are older, professional riders something just doesn't add up here ...
Whether we are hearing the full story or not he had no right to assault this women!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Cherry19[/bold] wrote: I don't think we are hearing the full story here, all very one-sided and biased. Being a biker myself, I've been at the end of arrogant, aggressive driving from car drivers and been told by one 'you are smaller than a car, so you should get out of the way'. Don't they realise they could kill someone with their aggressive driving attitude? There is way more to this story than she is saying and knowing many bikers are older, professional riders something just doesn't add up here ...[/p][/quote]Whether we are hearing the full story or not he had no right to assault this women!!!!!!!!!!!!! Niki1
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10:42am Sat 24 Mar 12

Bournefre says...

There's no reason for violence but there are ways of avoiding it, such as not winding down your window and shouting at people.
If someone makes a mistake on the road, even a silly one, the best thing to do is to make allowances and move on, not start shouting, swearing, tooting your horn and making obscene gestures, then run crying to the Echo when the other party retaliates.
There's no reason for violence but there are ways of avoiding it, such as not winding down your window and shouting at people. If someone makes a mistake on the road, even a silly one, the best thing to do is to make allowances and move on, not start shouting, swearing, tooting your horn and making obscene gestures, then run crying to the Echo when the other party retaliates. Bournefre
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10:43am Sat 24 Mar 12

s-pb2 says...

Niki1 wrote:
Cherry19 wrote:
I don't think we are hearing the full story here, all very one-sided and biased. Being a biker myself, I've been at the end of arrogant, aggressive driving from car drivers and been told by one 'you are smaller than a car, so you should get out of the way'. Don't they realise they could kill someone with their aggressive driving attitude? There is way more to this story than she is saying and knowing many bikers are older, professional riders something just doesn't add up here ...
Whether we are hearing the full story or not he had no right to assault this women!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I agree. And to do this while the vehicle was travelling is even worse than it already is. What would have happened if Ms Anderson had then lost control of the vehicle and hit another car/wall/or even a pedestrian
[quote][p][bold]Niki1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cherry19[/bold] wrote: I don't think we are hearing the full story here, all very one-sided and biased. Being a biker myself, I've been at the end of arrogant, aggressive driving from car drivers and been told by one 'you are smaller than a car, so you should get out of the way'. Don't they realise they could kill someone with their aggressive driving attitude? There is way more to this story than she is saying and knowing many bikers are older, professional riders something just doesn't add up here ...[/p][/quote]Whether we are hearing the full story or not he had no right to assault this women!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]I agree. And to do this while the vehicle was travelling is even worse than it already is. What would have happened if Ms Anderson had then lost control of the vehicle and hit another car/wall/or even a pedestrian s-pb2
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12:55pm Sat 24 Mar 12

s-pb2 says...

polblagger wrote:
I suspect there is more to this story than is being reported, even if Mrs Anderson is ignorant to it. Much as hitting a woman is never acceptable, in the heat of the moment he could have mistaken Mrs Anderson for a man.

There is a very real chance that Mrs Anderson had just almost killed the motorcyclist and not realised it, which is all too often the case.

In a split second people's fight or flight instinct kicks in and they just lash out. I'm afraid there are far too many people who think the worst that can happen in their 9 air bag people carrier is an insurance claim.

If a motorcyclists takes umbrage with you as driver, don't get angry, wonder what you did and how you can avoid doing it next time before you kill someone.

Driving is like juggling a loaded a gun, unfortunately many people think it's something you do while doing something else.
Completely disagree. If i get cross with someone, man or woman, i dont punch them. Let alone punch them when they are driving a tonne of metal at 30mph through a residential area. For me this motorcyclist not noly endangered the life of Ms Anderson, but also other car drivers she could have hit or even pedestrians. The motorcyclist when caught, for me, should be given a custodial sentence, whatever provocation he may have or not received. There is simply no excuse for doing something so dangerous with such violence.
[quote][p][bold]polblagger[/bold] wrote: I suspect there is more to this story than is being reported, even if Mrs Anderson is ignorant to it. Much as hitting a woman is never acceptable, in the heat of the moment he could have mistaken Mrs Anderson for a man. There is a very real chance that Mrs Anderson had just almost killed the motorcyclist and not realised it, which is all too often the case. In a split second people's fight or flight instinct kicks in and they just lash out. I'm afraid there are far too many people who think the worst that can happen in their 9 air bag people carrier is an insurance claim. If a motorcyclists takes umbrage with you as driver, don't get angry, wonder what you did and how you can avoid doing it next time before you kill someone. Driving is like juggling a loaded a gun, unfortunately many people think it's something you do while doing something else.[/p][/quote]Completely disagree. If i get cross with someone, man or woman, i dont punch them. Let alone punch them when they are driving a tonne of metal at 30mph through a residential area. For me this motorcyclist not noly endangered the life of Ms Anderson, but also other car drivers she could have hit or even pedestrians. The motorcyclist when caught, for me, should be given a custodial sentence, whatever provocation he may have or not received. There is simply no excuse for doing something so dangerous with such violence. s-pb2
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4:28pm Sat 24 Mar 12

winton50 says...

There's no excuse for violence but something strikes me here (pun intended)

If we are to believe this account the motorcyclist pulled alongside her and her first reaction was to call him a 'silly idiot'. Why would you do that if there wasn't another incident previously?

Strangely he had been trying to get by on the left, then changed his mind and pulled up alongside the drivers window and the lady was 'startled'.

Could it possibly be he was trying to filter in heavy traffic, she did what drivers often do because they think it's funny and tried to cut him off, then he decided to try and go by on the right and she abused him through the window?

Just another way of looking at it.
There's no excuse for violence but something strikes me here (pun intended) If we are to believe this account the motorcyclist pulled alongside her and her first reaction was to call him a 'silly idiot'. Why would you do that if there wasn't another incident previously? Strangely he had been trying to get by on the left, then changed his mind and pulled up alongside the drivers window and the lady was 'startled'. Could it possibly be he was trying to filter in heavy traffic, she did what drivers often do because they think it's funny and tried to cut him off, then he decided to try and go by on the right and she abused him through the window? Just another way of looking at it. winton50
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4:58pm Sat 24 Mar 12

The Renegade Master says...

No excuse for the violence but we've only got one side of this. Maybe she inadvertently nearly hit him and he was rightly upset at that and being called a "silly idiot".
No excuse for the violence but we've only got one side of this. Maybe she inadvertently nearly hit him and he was rightly upset at that and being called a "silly idiot". The Renegade Master
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6:39pm Sat 24 Mar 12

O'Reilly says...

We are becoming a country with not much law and definitely no justice.
We are becoming a country with not much law and definitely no justice. O'Reilly
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7:23pm Sat 24 Mar 12

boscombebabe868 says...

Right ive had enough of this. I know this womans friend and i can tell you all now this is not the truth of what happened.
Shes told everyone that the bike came up behind her quickly causing her to give him the "fingers" then proceed to say " F*****g stupid idiot". There are also 2 versions of events 1.she was at traffic lights 2.she was driving.
Now im no motorcyclist but to reach across and punch someone on a motorbike whilst travelling at hmm say 30mph!!!! Sorry dont believe ANY of this. The person who is "friends" with her tells us the story has change 2 or 3 times so far. Why??? so if its proved that she lied will the police do anything?? And surely even the most unexperienced police officer could see that there is something not right here. What colour was the bike?? What colour was the helmet?? Registration even part??? Cctv should pike this ghost biker up travelling towards the area or perhaps not as i,dont think he exists. How does she know it was a male biker as there is no description.. Sorry to vague and like i said i KNOW she provoked him if he is real..
Right ive had enough of this. I know this womans friend and i can tell you all now this is not the truth of what happened. Shes told everyone that the bike came up behind her quickly causing her to give him the "fingers" then proceed to say " F*****g stupid idiot". There are also 2 versions of events 1.she was at traffic lights 2.she was driving. Now im no motorcyclist but to reach across and punch someone on a motorbike whilst travelling at hmm say 30mph!!!! Sorry dont believe ANY of this. The person who is "friends" with her tells us the story has change 2 or 3 times so far. Why??? so if its proved that she lied will the police do anything?? And surely even the most unexperienced police officer could see that there is something not right here. What colour was the bike?? What colour was the helmet?? Registration even part??? Cctv should pike this ghost biker up travelling towards the area or perhaps not as i,dont think he exists. How does she know it was a male biker as there is no description.. Sorry to vague and like i said i KNOW she provoked him if he is real.. boscombebabe868
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7:33pm Sat 24 Mar 12

i have heard it all now says...

No need for violence,however put the average car driver on a bike & they will soon see the poor standard of driving within the Poole /Bournemouth area.

Mirrors,well they might as well be an optional extra for many drivers as they are hardly ever used when I approach from behind on my bike.

Will we ever know the real story here ?

THINK BIKE.
No need for violence,however put the average car driver on a bike & they will soon see the poor standard of driving within the Poole /Bournemouth area. Mirrors,well they might as well be an optional extra for many drivers as they are hardly ever used when I approach from behind on my bike. Will we ever know the real story here ? THINK BIKE. i have heard it all now
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7:47pm Sat 24 Mar 12

boscombebabe868 says...

Like i posted she has admitted gesturing with fingers and swearing at him/her/ghost so, so far we know she has provoked a reaction. Perhaps the biker cut her up after that causing her to brake hard thus hitting her head. According to what my friend says she loves attention and her problems are always 10x worse than anyone elses. If she has been punched then obviously he needs to be brought to justice but i know for a FACT she has lied so far to the police and echo by telling them she said "silly idiot" and wouldnt hurt a fly as i gather that also isnt strictly true. But thats beside the point
Like i posted she has admitted gesturing with fingers and swearing at him/her/ghost so, so far we know she has provoked a reaction. Perhaps the biker cut her up after that causing her to brake hard thus hitting her head. According to what my friend says she loves attention and her problems are always 10x worse than anyone elses. If she has been punched then obviously he needs to be brought to justice but i know for a FACT she has lied so far to the police and echo by telling them she said "silly idiot" and wouldnt hurt a fly as i gather that also isnt strictly true. But thats beside the point boscombebabe868
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7:47pm Sat 24 Mar 12

polblagger says...

s-pb2 wrote:
polblagger wrote:
I suspect there is more to this story than is being reported, even if Mrs Anderson is ignorant to it. Much as hitting a woman is never acceptable, in the heat of the moment he could have mistaken Mrs Anderson for a man.

There is a very real chance that Mrs Anderson had just almost killed the motorcyclist and not realised it, which is all too often the case.

In a split second people's fight or flight instinct kicks in and they just lash out. I'm afraid there are far too many people who think the worst that can happen in their 9 air bag people carrier is an insurance claim.

If a motorcyclists takes umbrage with you as driver, don't get angry, wonder what you did and how you can avoid doing it next time before you kill someone.

Driving is like juggling a loaded a gun, unfortunately many people think it's something you do while doing something else.
Completely disagree. If i get cross with someone, man or woman, i dont punch them. Let alone punch them when they are driving a tonne of metal at 30mph through a residential area. For me this motorcyclist not noly endangered the life of Ms Anderson, but also other car drivers she could have hit or even pedestrians. The motorcyclist when caught, for me, should be given a custodial sentence, whatever provocation he may have or not received. There is simply no excuse for doing something so dangerous with such violence.
I didn't say violence was acceptable. What I suggested was if a person feels they've just nearly been killed by someone their instinctive reaction is to defend themselves. If a person on the street tries to stab you, you defend yourself. Car drivers (of which I am one) do not seem to grasp that a lack of concentration to another car driver may cause a dent, to a motorcyclist, it causes death.

Maybe you should call the police as a witness if you know Mrs Anderson was doing 30mph, as it's not stated how fast she was driving in the article.

I'm also intrigued by the ability of this motorcyclist to maintain perfect speed with another vehicle while dodging on coming traffic on a tight 'one lane each way' road.

Then there's 'the punch'. It's pure speculation that it was a punch as the cut clearly suggests, the biker glanced her head with his hand. The cut itself was unlikely to have come from evil 'studded gloves' but far more likely a wrist zip or catch. Most of these are on the inside wrist of the glove suggesting an outward reaching shove, rather than a punch.

Hitting a woman is never acceptable. The only exception is if they come at you with a deadly weapon. A badly driven people carrier is as deadly as a hand gun or a knife.
[quote][p][bold]s-pb2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]polblagger[/bold] wrote: I suspect there is more to this story than is being reported, even if Mrs Anderson is ignorant to it. Much as hitting a woman is never acceptable, in the heat of the moment he could have mistaken Mrs Anderson for a man. There is a very real chance that Mrs Anderson had just almost killed the motorcyclist and not realised it, which is all too often the case. In a split second people's fight or flight instinct kicks in and they just lash out. I'm afraid there are far too many people who think the worst that can happen in their 9 air bag people carrier is an insurance claim. If a motorcyclists takes umbrage with you as driver, don't get angry, wonder what you did and how you can avoid doing it next time before you kill someone. Driving is like juggling a loaded a gun, unfortunately many people think it's something you do while doing something else.[/p][/quote]Completely disagree. If i get cross with someone, man or woman, i dont punch them. Let alone punch them when they are driving a tonne of metal at 30mph through a residential area. For me this motorcyclist not noly endangered the life of Ms Anderson, but also other car drivers she could have hit or even pedestrians. The motorcyclist when caught, for me, should be given a custodial sentence, whatever provocation he may have or not received. There is simply no excuse for doing something so dangerous with such violence.[/p][/quote]I didn't say violence was acceptable. What I suggested was if a person feels they've just nearly been killed by someone their instinctive reaction is to defend themselves. If a person on the street tries to stab you, you defend yourself. Car drivers (of which I am one) do not seem to grasp that a lack of concentration to another car driver may cause a dent, to a motorcyclist, it causes death. Maybe you should call the police as a witness if you know Mrs Anderson was doing 30mph, as it's not stated how fast she was driving in the article. I'm also intrigued by the ability of this motorcyclist to maintain perfect speed with another vehicle while dodging on coming traffic on a tight 'one lane each way' road. Then there's 'the punch'. It's pure speculation that it was a punch as the cut clearly suggests, the biker glanced her head with his hand. The cut itself was unlikely to have come from evil 'studded gloves' but far more likely a wrist zip or catch. Most of these are on the inside wrist of the glove suggesting an outward reaching shove, rather than a punch. Hitting a woman is never acceptable. The only exception is if they come at you with a deadly weapon. A badly driven people carrier is as deadly as a hand gun or a knife. polblagger
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7:51pm Sat 24 Mar 12

mrincredible says...

Another story that reiterates the fact that motor bike riders have become the bane of my life! Don't wish to tarnish them all with the same brush BUT they really are the most selfish and inconsiderate road users. they sit on your back wing (in your blind spot) waiting to swerve and weave past you (usually against on-coming traffic) not only are they a danger to themselves but also to other road users!
i nearly took one out the other day whilst turning right into Poole hospital car park, a motor bike (who obviously was to important to wait) decided to over take! another couple of seconds later and I would have taken him off his bike!
And seeing the signs everywhere "THINK BIKE" just infuriate me! they should have a campaign aimed at bikers sticking to the 30mph speed limit.
Hope they catch this moron.
Another story that reiterates the fact that motor bike riders have become the bane of my life! Don't wish to tarnish them all with the same brush BUT they really are the most selfish and inconsiderate road users. they sit on your back wing (in your blind spot) waiting to swerve and weave past you (usually against on-coming traffic) not only are they a danger to themselves but also to other road users! i nearly took one out the other day whilst turning right into Poole hospital car park, a motor bike (who obviously was to important to wait) decided to over take! another couple of seconds later and I would have taken him off his bike! And seeing the signs everywhere "THINK BIKE" just infuriate me! they should have a campaign aimed at bikers sticking to the 30mph speed limit. Hope they catch this moron. mrincredible
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7:58pm Sat 24 Mar 12

Toodles says...

Although I don't approve of the use of violence, like the majority of the comments on here, there seems to be more to this story. As an experienced sports bike rider and manager of a motorcycle store, there are 2 things that strike me as odd. Firstly if the bike was "powerful by the sounds of it" how would he have heard her say silly idiot above the noise and through a helmet. Also although she obviously got hurt, to say this happened whilst the car/bike was moving would have put the rider in serious jeopardy - taking his hands off the bars and getting so close, all for someone calling them an "idiot"?
It can be very frustrating riding a bike on today's roads and it makes me think there is definitely more to this story!
Although I don't approve of the use of violence, like the majority of the comments on here, there seems to be more to this story. As an experienced sports bike rider and manager of a motorcycle store, there are 2 things that strike me as odd. Firstly if the bike was "powerful by the sounds of it" how would he have heard her say silly idiot above the noise and through a helmet. Also although she obviously got hurt, to say this happened whilst the car/bike was moving would have put the rider in serious jeopardy - taking his hands off the bars and getting so close, all for someone calling them an "idiot"? It can be very frustrating riding a bike on today's roads and it makes me think there is definitely more to this story! Toodles
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8:16pm Sat 24 Mar 12

Solid_Metal_Core says...

I've been a biker and I drive a car, i've had bikes hit me in my car and i've nearly been hit while on my bike, in fact 10 minutes after getting my first bike I was going round a roundabout when a guy in a toyota MR2 pulled right out in front of me causing me to brake so hard I fell off, luckly I only suffed a few grazes and a strain injury. but I couldn't believe it 10 minutes! 10 minutes after I got my first bike and I was already getting " sorry mate I didn't see you" since then I have learned to appreciate both sides, and although you are all very self righteous here, maybe too much so for the sake of your own good; (To the point of getting punched in the face) that facts are: you need to give others more space, look just that little bit harder, be more aware of what your doing and don't forget your manners! that goes for every road user! your all trying to get places an there is no excuss for hostility on the roads unless you want to wind up dead, or like me with metal rods in your back!
I've been a biker and I drive a car, i've had bikes hit me in my car and i've nearly been hit while on my bike, in fact 10 minutes after getting my first bike I was going round a roundabout when a guy in a toyota MR2 pulled right out in front of me causing me to brake so hard I fell off, luckly I only suffed a few grazes and a strain injury. but I couldn't believe it 10 minutes! 10 minutes after I got my first bike and I was already getting " sorry mate I didn't see you" since then I have learned to appreciate both sides, and although you are all very self righteous here, maybe too much so for the sake of your own good; (To the point of getting punched in the face) that facts are: you need to give others more space, look just that little bit harder, be more aware of what your doing and don't forget your manners! that goes for every road user! your all trying to get places an there is no excuss for hostility on the roads unless you want to wind up dead, or like me with metal rods in your back! Solid_Metal_Core
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8:32pm Sat 24 Mar 12

The Timelord says...

Such a sad face from another self righteous driver who has probably, like 90% plus of the driving population, never had any training beyond the standard driving test for modern road conditions and believes they don't need any either because everyone else is at fault, not this 'silly idiot'.
Such a sad face from another self righteous driver who has probably, like 90% plus of the driving population, never had any training beyond the standard driving test for modern road conditions and believes they don't need any either because everyone else is at fault, not this 'silly idiot'. The Timelord
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8:34pm Sat 24 Mar 12

Dibbles2 says...

Should not have happened but also is that really a bad cut that had blood pouring down her face? Dont exaggerate love and if you have exaggerated that what else have you left out/added to the story? Being a car driver and a motorcyclist I cant condone what this rider did but there are two sides to the story. I hope he hands himself in and hangs his head in shame.
Should not have happened but also is that really a bad cut that had blood pouring down her face? Dont exaggerate love and if you have exaggerated that what else have you left out/added to the story? Being a car driver and a motorcyclist I cant condone what this rider did but there are two sides to the story. I hope he hands himself in and hangs his head in shame. Dibbles2
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8:36pm Sat 24 Mar 12

Solid_Metal_Core says...

and if your wondering why the metal rods, a few years ago, I was taxi drive and due to snow I hadn't been able to work for 2 weeks, I was late on my rent because of this, so when I finally got back out I was desperate to earn the money I needed. I was rushing to get as many jobs in as possible an while overtaking a slower moving car on the main road between weymouth and dorchester I hit a patch of Ice, skidded out and ended up flipping the car I was driving, breaking my back in the process. honestly you wouldn't believe the misery it caused me for 2 years after and still now to this day, not to mention the ensuing homelessness and a fight for my very survival. think it cant happen? think again I learned the hard way! you don't have to. an all for what? Money? Ego? ask yourself the next time your frustrated with other road users "whats the point in getting wound up?"
and if your wondering why the metal rods, a few years ago, I was taxi drive and due to snow I hadn't been able to work for 2 weeks, I was late on my rent because of this, so when I finally got back out I was desperate to earn the money I needed. I was rushing to get as many jobs in as possible an while overtaking a slower moving car on the main road between weymouth and dorchester I hit a patch of Ice, skidded out and ended up flipping the car I was driving, breaking my back in the process. honestly you wouldn't believe the misery it caused me for 2 years after and still now to this day, not to mention the ensuing homelessness and a fight for my very survival. think it cant happen? think again I learned the hard way! you don't have to. an all for what? Money? Ego? ask yourself the next time your frustrated with other road users "whats the point in getting wound up?" Solid_Metal_Core
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9:33pm Sat 24 Mar 12

Marcus James says...

I would have to agree there seems to only be one side to this story. Being hit through the window whilst the vehicle is moving???? This would be a feat in itself and unless she was turned facing the biker with her head out the window I would find it hard to believe that the biker could have reached her head from his bike whilst moving? If she was facing the biker with her head out the window then there is definitely more to the story

Either way violence is never acceptable but then nor is running to the local newspaper when you also possibly in the wrong?
I would have to agree there seems to only be one side to this story. Being hit through the window whilst the vehicle is moving???? This would be a feat in itself and unless she was turned facing the biker with her head out the window I would find it hard to believe that the biker could have reached her head from his bike whilst moving? If she was facing the biker with her head out the window then there is definitely more to the story Either way violence is never acceptable but then nor is running to the local newspaper when you also possibly in the wrong? Marcus James
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9:38pm Sat 24 Mar 12

HRH of Boscombe says...

s-pb2 wrote:
polblagger wrote:
I suspect there is more to this story than is being reported, even if Mrs Anderson is ignorant to it. Much as hitting a woman is never acceptable, in the heat of the moment he could have mistaken Mrs Anderson for a man.

There is a very real chance that Mrs Anderson had just almost killed the motorcyclist and not realised it, which is all too often the case.

In a split second people's fight or flight instinct kicks in and they just lash out. I'm afraid there are far too many people who think the worst that can happen in their 9 air bag people carrier is an insurance claim.

If a motorcyclists takes umbrage with you as driver, don't get angry, wonder what you did and how you can avoid doing it next time before you kill someone.

Driving is like juggling a loaded a gun, unfortunately many people think it's something you do while doing something else.
Completely disagree. If i get cross with someone, man or woman, i dont punch them. Let alone punch them when they are driving a tonne of metal at 30mph through a residential area. For me this motorcyclist not noly endangered the life of Ms Anderson, but also other car drivers she could have hit or even pedestrians. The motorcyclist when caught, for me, should be given a custodial sentence, whatever provocation he may have or not received. There is simply no excuse for doing something so dangerous with such violence.
She may be more considerate to other road users now though.
[quote][p][bold]s-pb2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]polblagger[/bold] wrote: I suspect there is more to this story than is being reported, even if Mrs Anderson is ignorant to it. Much as hitting a woman is never acceptable, in the heat of the moment he could have mistaken Mrs Anderson for a man. There is a very real chance that Mrs Anderson had just almost killed the motorcyclist and not realised it, which is all too often the case. In a split second people's fight or flight instinct kicks in and they just lash out. I'm afraid there are far too many people who think the worst that can happen in their 9 air bag people carrier is an insurance claim. If a motorcyclists takes umbrage with you as driver, don't get angry, wonder what you did and how you can avoid doing it next time before you kill someone. Driving is like juggling a loaded a gun, unfortunately many people think it's something you do while doing something else.[/p][/quote]Completely disagree. If i get cross with someone, man or woman, i dont punch them. Let alone punch them when they are driving a tonne of metal at 30mph through a residential area. For me this motorcyclist not noly endangered the life of Ms Anderson, but also other car drivers she could have hit or even pedestrians. The motorcyclist when caught, for me, should be given a custodial sentence, whatever provocation he may have or not received. There is simply no excuse for doing something so dangerous with such violence.[/p][/quote]She may be more considerate to other road users now though. HRH of Boscombe
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11:02pm Sat 24 Mar 12

charley farley west parley says...

Does Dennis Waterman own a motorbike ?
Does Dennis Waterman own a motorbike ? charley farley west parley
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8:41am Sun 25 Mar 12

Lord Spring says...

Police are looking for a southpaw with 4 foot long arms
Police are looking for a southpaw with 4 foot long arms Lord Spring
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8:55am Sun 25 Mar 12

ohnonothimagen says...

Where are all the witnesses to this terrible incident that happened on major route during rush hour?
Where are all the witnesses to this terrible incident that happened on major route during rush hour? ohnonothimagen
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9:00am Sun 25 Mar 12

The Timelord says...

Better remember to put that seatbelt on before moving off on a public road otherwise that oh so sad face will look even sadder when she either earns herself a fine or ends up through the windscreen - now that would pack a punch!
Better remember to put that seatbelt on before moving off on a public road otherwise that oh so sad face will look even sadder when she either earns herself a fine or ends up through the windscreen - now that would pack a punch! The Timelord
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10:32am Sun 25 Mar 12

winton50 says...

mrincredible wrote:
Another story that reiterates the fact that motor bike riders have become the bane of my life! Don't wish to tarnish them all with the same brush BUT they really are the most selfish and inconsiderate road users. they sit on your back wing (in your blind spot) waiting to swerve and weave past you (usually against on-coming traffic) not only are they a danger to themselves but also to other road users!
i nearly took one out the other day whilst turning right into Poole hospital car park, a motor bike (who obviously was to important to wait) decided to over take! another couple of seconds later and I would have taken him off his bike!
And seeing the signs everywhere "THINK BIKE" just infuriate me! they should have a campaign aimed at bikers sticking to the 30mph speed limit.
Hope they catch this moron.
How does that prove they are the 'bane of your life'. The story isn't about you.

Have you ever asked yourself if it's your driving standards that cause incidents.

Do you do a lifesaver check before turning? Are you doing what appears to be a common habit these days - braking followed by indicating for only half a second before turning?

You actually sound like someone who thinks that everyone in the world is wrong and you are right. Try and think for once how your actions cause reactions in other people.
[quote][p][bold]mrincredible[/bold] wrote: Another story that reiterates the fact that motor bike riders have become the bane of my life! Don't wish to tarnish them all with the same brush BUT they really are the most selfish and inconsiderate road users. they sit on your back wing (in your blind spot) waiting to swerve and weave past you (usually against on-coming traffic) not only are they a danger to themselves but also to other road users! i nearly took one out the other day whilst turning right into Poole hospital car park, a motor bike (who obviously was to important to wait) decided to over take! another couple of seconds later and I would have taken him off his bike! And seeing the signs everywhere "THINK BIKE" just infuriate me! they should have a campaign aimed at bikers sticking to the 30mph speed limit. Hope they catch this moron.[/p][/quote]How does that prove they are the 'bane of your life'. The story isn't about you. Have you ever asked yourself if it's your driving standards that cause incidents. Do you do a lifesaver check before turning? Are you doing what appears to be a common habit these days - braking followed by indicating for only half a second before turning? You actually sound like someone who thinks that everyone in the world is wrong and you are right. Try and think for once how your actions cause reactions in other people. winton50
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12:43pm Sun 25 Mar 12

bkiddus says...

Niki1 wrote:
Cherry19 wrote:
I don't think we are hearing the full story here, all very one-sided and biased. Being a biker myself, I've been at the end of arrogant, aggressive driving from car drivers and been told by one 'you are smaller than a car, so you should get out of the way'. Don't they realise they could kill someone with their aggressive driving attitude? There is way more to this story than she is saying and knowing many bikers are older, professional riders something just doesn't add up here ...
Whether we are hearing the full story or not he had no right to assault this women!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I tend to agree that there is probably more to this story than has been told.

Unfortunately when an incident like this happens everyone takes a side relative to their own position, so all the motorcyclists blame the car drivers and vice-versa. Lets face it there are as many bad car drivers out there as motor-cyclists.
Some car drivers don't look out for motorbikes, or they want to push past cyclists in inappropriate places and some motor cyclists seem to expect all traffic to move out of their way as if they were the emergency services. Even so, I am sure that 99% of the BAD motorcyclists would not have resorted to punching a woman in the face. Hopefully there were some witnesses who may have got the bikers registration number and he can be prosecuted.
[quote][p][bold]Niki1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cherry19[/bold] wrote: I don't think we are hearing the full story here, all very one-sided and biased. Being a biker myself, I've been at the end of arrogant, aggressive driving from car drivers and been told by one 'you are smaller than a car, so you should get out of the way'. Don't they realise they could kill someone with their aggressive driving attitude? There is way more to this story than she is saying and knowing many bikers are older, professional riders something just doesn't add up here ...[/p][/quote]Whether we are hearing the full story or not he had no right to assault this women!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]I tend to agree that there is probably more to this story than has been told. Unfortunately when an incident like this happens everyone takes a side relative to their own position, so all the motorcyclists blame the car drivers and vice-versa. Lets face it there are as many bad car drivers out there as motor-cyclists. Some car drivers don't look out for motorbikes, or they want to push past cyclists in inappropriate places and some motor cyclists seem to expect all traffic to move out of their way as if they were the emergency services. Even so, I am sure that 99% of the BAD motorcyclists would not have resorted to punching a woman in the face. Hopefully there were some witnesses who may have got the bikers registration number and he can be prosecuted. bkiddus
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10:19pm Sun 25 Mar 12

Rich521 says...

I have followed this, and there is no excuse for any assault on anyone - but:-
After over 40 years and 650,000 miles on 2 wheels, I am sure I could not ride alongside a car and punch the driver though the window without losing control.
My gloves are armoured for my protection, but have no sharp edges that could cause a cut as claimed.
If I did attempt such a stupid act, all the car driver has to do to retaliate is turn into me and run me off the road.
There is a great deal not being included or mis-told in this tale I am sure.
I have followed this, and there is no excuse for any assault on anyone - but:- After over 40 years and 650,000 miles on 2 wheels, I am sure I could not ride alongside a car and punch the driver though the window without losing control. My gloves are armoured for my protection, but have no sharp edges that could cause a cut as claimed. If I did attempt such a stupid act, all the car driver has to do to retaliate is turn into me and run me off the road. There is a great deal not being included or mis-told in this tale I am sure. Rich521
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11:48pm Sun 25 Mar 12

gameon says...

dontpupmybackandtell
meitsraining
wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
Police are looking for a southpaw with 4 foot long arms
and universal joints !
Ha Ha could be even longer if he took his hand off the throttle and delivered a right hander to her more like 6 foot second thoughts it could have been one of the chimps from monkey world out for a ride theve got long arms .
[quote][p][bold]dontpupmybackandtell meitsraining[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: Police are looking for a southpaw with 4 foot long arms[/p][/quote]and universal joints ![/p][/quote]Ha Ha could be even longer if he took his hand off the throttle and delivered a right hander to her more like 6 foot second thoughts it could have been one of the chimps from monkey world out for a ride theve got long arms . gameon
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8:53am Mon 26 Mar 12

hammer says...

Cherry19 wrote:
I don't think we are hearing the full story here, all very one-sided and biased. Being a biker myself, I've been at the end of arrogant, aggressive driving from car drivers and been told by one 'you are smaller than a car, so you should get out of the way'. Don't they realise they could kill someone with their aggressive driving attitude? There is way more to this story than she is saying and knowing many bikers are older, professional riders something just doesn't add up here ...
Totally agree with you - something does not add up - there must have been a reason for the biker to react like that - he must have been put in danger himself by the 37 year old bleach blond from Hamworthy who wouldn't hurt a fly - yeah right - she looks a bit scary to me LOL
[quote][p][bold]Cherry19[/bold] wrote: I don't think we are hearing the full story here, all very one-sided and biased. Being a biker myself, I've been at the end of arrogant, aggressive driving from car drivers and been told by one 'you are smaller than a car, so you should get out of the way'. Don't they realise they could kill someone with their aggressive driving attitude? There is way more to this story than she is saying and knowing many bikers are older, professional riders something just doesn't add up here ...[/p][/quote]Totally agree with you - something does not add up - there must have been a reason for the biker to react like that - he must have been put in danger himself by the 37 year old bleach blond from Hamworthy who wouldn't hurt a fly - yeah right - she looks a bit scary to me LOL hammer
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9:31am Mon 26 Mar 12

Crisco says...

Years ago I was carved up by a car whilst on my motorbike. He could easily have knocked me off. His window was open so at the next traffic light I reached in and took his car keys. Dropped them off at the Police station told them I thought the driver was drunk! Very satisfying!
Years ago I was carved up by a car whilst on my motorbike. He could easily have knocked me off. His window was open so at the next traffic light I reached in and took his car keys. Dropped them off at the Police station told them I thought the driver was drunk! Very satisfying! Crisco
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2:08pm Tue 27 Mar 12

lb999 says...

I dont like motorbike riders in general, im sure some are ok but on the roads 90% are a danger to themsevles and others weaving in and out of cars, the roads are for cars and bikes should stick to the dirt tracks etc, they should be taxed off the roads. As for this poor lady, to fair you shouldnt start shouting at people on motorbikes, we all know these people can be a little crazy but she didnt deserve to be pucnhed in the mouth
I dont like motorbike riders in general, im sure some are ok but on the roads 90% are a danger to themsevles and others weaving in and out of cars, the roads are for cars and bikes should stick to the dirt tracks etc, they should be taxed off the roads. As for this poor lady, to fair you shouldnt start shouting at people on motorbikes, we all know these people can be a little crazy but she didnt deserve to be pucnhed in the mouth lb999
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8:22pm Tue 27 Mar 12

junctionboxjonny says...

ib999..... the roads are for cars!!!!
I pay road tax my friend and I will ride my motor cycle wherever and whenever I wish until this lovely country of ours is in the grips of small minded people like you!!!!
ib999..... the roads are for cars!!!! I pay road tax my friend and I will ride my motor cycle wherever and whenever I wish until this lovely country of ours is in the grips of small minded people like you!!!! junctionboxjonny
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10:32am Wed 28 Mar 12

hammer says...

Toodles wrote:
Although I don't approve of the use of violence, like the majority of the comments on here, there seems to be more to this story. As an experienced sports bike rider and manager of a motorcycle store, there are 2 things that strike me as odd. Firstly if the bike was "powerful by the sounds of it" how would he have heard her say silly idiot above the noise and through a helmet. Also although she obviously got hurt, to say this happened whilst the car/bike was moving would have put the rider in serious jeopardy - taking his hands off the bars and getting so close, all for someone calling them an "idiot"? It can be very frustrating riding a bike on today's roads and it makes me think there is definitely more to this story!
I agree with you as a lady sports bike rider! There is definitely more to this story.......
[quote][p][bold]Toodles[/bold] wrote: Although I don't approve of the use of violence, like the majority of the comments on here, there seems to be more to this story. As an experienced sports bike rider and manager of a motorcycle store, there are 2 things that strike me as odd. Firstly if the bike was "powerful by the sounds of it" how would he have heard her say silly idiot above the noise and through a helmet. Also although she obviously got hurt, to say this happened whilst the car/bike was moving would have put the rider in serious jeopardy - taking his hands off the bars and getting so close, all for someone calling them an "idiot"? It can be very frustrating riding a bike on today's roads and it makes me think there is definitely more to this story![/p][/quote]I agree with you as a lady sports bike rider! There is definitely more to this story....... hammer
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10:35am Wed 28 Mar 12

hammer says...

What has the fact that she has a job looking after children with disabilities got to do with anything! My twin sister has the same job and believe me she can give as good as she gets!
What has the fact that she has a job looking after children with disabilities got to do with anything! My twin sister has the same job and believe me she can give as good as she gets! hammer
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11:53am Thu 5 Apr 12

polblagger says...

Is there any point in commenting on this story if the Echo is going censor every point of view?
Is there any point in commenting on this story if the Echo is going censor every point of view? polblagger
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11:59am Thu 5 Apr 12

termau69 says...

polblagger wrote:
Is there any point in commenting on this story if the Echo is going censor every point of view?
What makes you think the Echo are monitoring whats been said?
[quote][p][bold]polblagger[/bold] wrote: Is there any point in commenting on this story if the Echo is going censor every point of view?[/p][/quote]What makes you think the Echo are monitoring whats been said? termau69
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