Around The Bend

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Truck

This Morning.

Serv writes:

Came across this at Charlemont Bridge at 8.15 today across from a ghost bike where a cyclist was run over by truck last year. Garda motorcycle had set up a scene. Was the driver caught in the act?

21 thoughts on “Around The Bend

  1. Common Projekts

    Came across what (a truck on a path)? Set up what sort of scene (new romantic, goth)? Driver caught in what act (monologue? masturbation? crime?)

    Careful with the implications Serv / Broadsheet.

  2. ZeligIsJaded

    Passed it at 7.30.

    Truck had broken down.

    But these trucks are up on path every morning turning down to building site on Charlemont St.

    They’re lethal. Shouldn’t be near the place at rush hour

      1. ZeligIsJaded

        Yeah, either that or else a small bit of cop on as regards what time heavy loads get driven through main thoroughfares.

        1. Increasing Displacement

          100%, couldnt be more of an advocate of this.
          Tractors driving at 40-60 in 100-120km/h during rush hour is dangerous.

    1. TheCitizen

      Shouldn’t be doing it at all, the company building that site have a carefree attitude to Traffic management plans, the cycle lane is part of their access route in their view. They took a chunk out of a tree branch on the canal the other day and left it hanging off, I’d be careful passing under it, looks like it’ll fall eventually.

      1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

        Did they? Where is it? Over the cycle lane, you mean? By the Barge?

    2. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      Yup: between the new building at the end of the road the hotel is on, and the new hotel they’re building in where the Charlemont Clinic was, it’s dodgy along that bit for cyclists in particular.
      Having said that, pretty much every cyclist breaks the pedestrian lights at that junction.
      Twas mayhem there at around 8.50 this morning between rubbernecking and general douchebaggery.

      1. Ger Nalist

        Yip, the guy shouting at cyclists who take the green pedestrian signal as their cue to go is usually me

  3. m.e.

    I don’t see why people caught in the act of breaking the law should have their number plate blocked out.

    1. Ger Nalist

      They’ll sue for libel, and almost certainly win. If the guy’s truck just broke down, the implication he was “caught in the act” would be worth about 25k in the Circuit Court

      1. Fat Chequers

        As a journalist, I’m sure you’re aware that libel doesn’t exist as an offence anymore, and also that one has no expectation of privacy in a public place.

        1. Ger Nalist

          It’s a civil tort. And he would sue over the comment on Broadsheet, having been identified by the publication of his number plate

          1. Diplock Tennis Courts

            Both libel and slander abolished 2009, but you knew that anyway… how does Joe Soap identify a vehicle’s owner by reg number? You embarrass yourself with this barrack room lawyering

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