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Man hit by car at pedestrian crossing in Lincoln

By AlexColman  |  Posted: June 21, 2012

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A pedestrian was taken to hospital with a suspected broken leg after a collision with a car in Lincoln.

The incident happened at a pedestrian crossing near Pelham Bridge at 5:40pm last night, involving one car and a male pedestrian.

Police closed Broadgate in both directions at the time of the incident and the road was reopened at 6:40pm.

Traffic is thought to have had the right of way and the driver of the vehicle is not being investigated.

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  • peto011  |  June 23 2012, 11:13AM

    What skid marks? Most cars now have ABS so no skid marks are left!

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  • SimonDraper67  |  June 22 2012, 9:10PM

    I hope they breatherlised the pedestrian as well.

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  • FreedomSpeech  |  June 22 2012, 8:15PM

    I see it as a positive thing that the police breathalyse drivers involved in accidents, regardless of who appears to be at fault.

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  • SimonDraper67  |  June 22 2012, 5:52PM

    I'm surprised something like this dosn't happen more often. I drive through town every night, and have to dodge people crossing the streets while the lights are green for drivers, crossing without looking. I agree with Ian_Heighton, if a driver jumps a red light, they get a ticket/prosecuted pedestrians should get the same. If you wish to cross the road, press the button, wait and cross safely once the green man shows, else run the risk of being hit.

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  • Ian_Heighton  |  June 22 2012, 5:31PM

    Where in the article does it say that the driver had to provide a breath sample? You only assumed that this happened. I assumed based on the fact that the Police have said in the past that they routinely ask for a breath test from any driver involved in a collision. We all know how thorough the Echo reports are (not), it doesn't mention anything about measuring skid marks either but you can bet it happened.

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  • M_C_Donald  |  June 22 2012, 4:37PM

    Where in the article does it say that the driver had to provide a breath sample? You only assumed that this happened.

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  • Ian_Heighton  |  June 22 2012, 3:55PM

    The driver hasn't had to prove anything as far as either of us are aware. The police have said that they take a breath sample off any driver involved in any accident whether their fault or not. If he was asked to give a breath test, then he has to give a sample to prove his innocence, Failing to give a sample to prove his innocence is an offence. ie if suspected of drink driving, you are guilty until you prove your innocence!

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  • FreedomSpeech  |  June 22 2012, 3:35PM

    "The issue is that an innocent driver doing nothing wrong is investigated and has to prove his innocence whilst the person responsible for the collision is not investigated at all." I'm sure the driver is innocent of any wrong doing. But like you, I don't know for sure, which is why we have the police to investigate the circumstances of the incident. This is what they did, so I don't understand the fuss. The driver hasn't had to prove anything as far as either of us are aware.

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  • Ian_Heighton  |  June 22 2012, 1:24PM

    I really don't see the issue The issue is that an innocent driver doing nothing wrong is investigated and has to prove his innocence whilst the person responsible for the collision is not investigated at all. If the driver had inadvertently drifted a few MPH above the speed limit, he would have been blamed and prosecuted despite him not being responsible for the pedestrians decision to ignore a red light.

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  • FreedomSpeech  |  June 22 2012, 10:52AM

    "I bet the Police measured Skid marks to check his speed and the driver had to prove his innocence of Drink Driving by giving a Breath test!" If they did, then why not? The pedestrian may well have been at fault for stepping into the road, but had the motorist been speeding and/or drinking then it may have influenced the outcome. I really don't see the issue.

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