David_G wrote:It's got nothing to do with who I am one eyed about. I read a witness report which was along the lines of the truck overtook the bike and the bike got "sucked into the wheels"
Which means very little. A literal interpretation is implausible. If you want to dissect the accident then what you can conclude is that somehow the cyclist missed the front wheels and struck the rear wheels. The most obvious interpretations are either the cyclist veered into the rear of the truck OR the truck was turning and the rear moved across the line of the cyclist. From the reports the latter didn't occur.
David_G wrote:The truck driver is probably licensed so his responsibility has to be greater.
The truck driver is responsible for things that are within his control. There is no evidence to suggest that he could have acted differently and avoided the accident.
David_G wrote: but after a Jigawatt km driving ( and yes in multiple size vehicles in multiple countriesI must know better than most) I'm pretty sure truck drivers IQs and skills haven't risen with the CPI lately.
Interesting bigotry there.
But even if this driver was below average IQ, it still does not mean that he is responsible for the accident. 50% of the population has below average IQ, don't be offensive.