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Camera Catches Hit and Run Driver

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Big Brother is watching, sort of. In this case it was Little Brother, when a bicyclist caught a hit and run driver taking out both himself and his riding partner while on a training ride in Berkeley, California. The rider was filming Brazilian racer Bruno Gregory when a car slid into both of them and took them down before continuing to drive off.

GoPro video cameras run between $150 & $200, but it wouldn’t be the worst idea to have a filming device on you when out riding. Take note of the camera man’s helmeted head bouncing off the pavement.

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  1. edgebackMay 3, 2012 at 9:12 am

    “In their lane”?
    I try to ride out of the way as well, but if they had been in the driving lane, which they have the right to do, and not the shoulder the driver would have been forced to slow down and might not have plowed into them.
    Not trying to blame the cyclists at all, just wanted to point out the reporter’s assumption that they should be relegated to the shoulder which is incorrect.

  2. AaronMay 3, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    FYI they caught the guy. From what I hear he was driving around in a stolen car and had heroin and ammunition in the vehicle when the fuzz arrested him.

  3. bergerandfriesMay 4, 2012 at 9:45 am

    So at about 1:18, they run a stop sign. Bad form… but very glad they are OK and that the drugged out motorist was caught.

  4. Bicycle Crash Protection « Urban VeloJuly 24, 2012 at 8:02 am

    [...] with a camera mounted to your helmet or bike. It references the widely viewed video we referenced here, where two cyclists were sideswiped and their camera allowed the police to capture the driver [...]

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