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Man dies in rickshaw accident.

CressersCressers Posts: 1,329
edited April 2010 in The bottom bracket ... 8?UserKey=

I wonder how long it will be before there are calls for compulsory helmets for rickshaw passengers.


  • ceecee Posts: 4,553
    thats the second rickshaw accident in edinburgh in the last year or so....

    I think it was during the festival last year that a woman was dragged into the rear axle by her scarf...

    I can't really remember the details, but I do seem to recall that she was in quite a bad way.
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  • CressersCressers Posts: 1,329
    Another reason to ban them. Taxis or public transport are much safer.
  • He said it was thought the man jumped from the pedicab while it was moving.

    Says it all :roll:
  • neninjaneninja Posts: 424
    He was the friend of a member on STW forum

    Very sad - tragic waste of life. He survived Afghanistan only to die on a night out.
  • CressersCressers Posts: 1,329
    You'd think that a rickshaw wouldn't be able to move fast enough to be a hazard.
  • nicensleazynicensleazy Posts: 2,310
    You see loads in London. No insurance etc etc.........I would never use one!
  • AidanRAidanR Posts: 1,142
    I've ridden (driven?) one in Edinburgh. There are a few firms that own them, and as far as I know they are insured. The place I worked at seem well run, with regular maintenance etc. This was a tragic accident, but ultimately the guy jumped from a moving vehicle. People die by being hit by cars all the time, and nobody is calling for those to be banned!
    Bike lover and part-time cyclist.
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