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karona

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1,191 posts

72 months

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Monday 27th August 2012 quote quote all
"On the morning of 17th August a motorcyclist was knocked off his bike by a transit type van, the driver of which got out of the van, dragged the injured biker to the pavement, and then drove off pushing the bike aside with his van. This happened in East Central London, within the catchment area of Whipps Cross A&E."

This incident is totally unreported in any of the local news media, and the injured biker hasn't reported it to the police (what's the point? he says).

Someone very close to me has a vested interest in proving that the biker's account of the incident is complete bks, and his "badly injured ankle" is the result of him dropping the bike himself. The bike was recovered and shows almost no damage, certainly no scratching or tearing of the fairings from being pushed by the van.

Can anyone suggest other avenues of research to prove that this accident did happen as reported?

Thanks

eastsider

772 posts

109 months

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Thursday 30th August 2012 quote quote all
You say:

karona said:
This incident is totally unreported in any of the local news media...
If its unreported why are you using quotation marks, which imply you are quoting from somewhere else? If you are then what is the source?

The later you say:

karona said:
...happen as reported?
Was this reported or not? This contradicts your first statement.

Very strange post.

karona

Original Poster:

1,191 posts

72 months

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Thursday 30th August 2012 quote quote all
eastsider said:
You say:

karona said:
This incident is totally unreported in any of the local news media...
If its unreported why are you using quotation marks, which imply you are quoting from somewhere else? If you are then what is the source?

The later you say:

karona said:
...happen as reported?
Was this reported or not? This contradicts your first statement.

Very strange post.
The source is the injured biker, who is claiming compensation for a work related injury, based on his account of the accident. (He was on an errand for work). The biker is a 'Walter Mitty' type who lives in a fantasy world of his own. The damage to the bike is minimal and doesn't match his account at all, and neither do his injuries.

It is difficult to believe that such an appalling incident could happen in central London mid-morning on a work day and go unwitnessed and unreported, and without a dozen smartphone videos appearing on YouTube by lunchtime.

If his account can be backed up then the claim form will be forwarded to the employer's insurers.
His employers, however, suspect that it is another made-up fantasy, one of hundreds since he was five years old, and he probably dropped the bike on his own foot.

I have been trying to find evidence online to corroborate his story, without success.

mgtony

2,006 posts

76 months

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Thursday 30th August 2012 quote quote all
Surely by making him go and report it to the police could possibly make him drop his claim rather than make a false statement? If he had done it at the time of the accident there may have been some CCTV evidence.
Most likely has caused his own injury, don't think you'll get many witnesses who didn't see it happen!
If he does give a statement make sure it tallies with what he told people at the time of the incident.
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