THIS COULD HAVE BEEN DISASTROUS!

12 views | October 15, 2022

Incident type: Close call
Location of incident: Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130, United States

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I DON'T JUST POINT OUT BAD CAR DRIVING, I POINT OUT BAD BICYCLE DRIVING!!!

Each year we mourn those who have died on bikes. We hear a lot that no one (meaning the driver of the car) was arrested for the crash. Maybe no one was arrested because the person on the bike was at fault.
If someone would have been injured or killed in this video, guess what, it would have been the person running the red light who would have been at fault, not the driver of the car, turn signal or not.
I cross this intersection a lot. A left off of 22nd St on to Fairmount St and an immediate right to continue on 22nd St. Most drivers only signal a left turn but not the right turn. Ok, they should. But I could tell what the driver was going to do. So can you.
Watch the green traffic light! This could have gone very bad for all of us crossing the intersection correctly and the young man in the front of the oncoming bike which just ran the RED light on Fairmount St. Then the man on the back of the bike dared to yell at the driver for no turn signal.
If it had been just a little different, like the people (jaywalking across 22nd) that stop the car, the young man could have been seriously hurt. And I could have gotten caught up in a crash.