Police seek hit and run Reliant Robin

Hit and seriously injured cyclist in Horsham

by Sarah Barth   February 23, 2013  

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Police are asking for help to find the driver of a Reliant Robin who hit and seriously injured a cyclist before driving off.

A 63-year old man was hit bt the three-wheeler on February 12 in North Street, Horsham, and the culprit has not yet been traced.

The cyclist's injuries included a broken hip, concussion, a large cut on his head and a cracked bone in his back.

Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact Sussex Police.

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Can't be that many Reliant Robins left on the road, and not that many at all in the Horsham area. I do hope Sussex Police are proactively doing something about this crime.

posted by austen.croydonc... [10 posts]
23rd February 2013 - 10:28

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Agree on the numbers of this type of vehicle about. The Old Bill can check for the address of every Reliant Robin in that part of the country and visit the owner. If the victim remembers the colour of the offending vehicle that narrows it down tons further. They'll locate the keeper/owner I am positive of that. What they need is witnesses to the incident to corroborate the cyclists version of events.

posted by Critchio [97 posts]
23rd February 2013 - 12:05

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There is no humour in any dangerous driving. Which is why when that arse Clarkson was fooling around flipping Reliant Robins I was not in the slightest bit amused. They may only have three wheels and lawnmower engines, but they are still the wrong side of the line that separates vehicles that only willfully reckless idiots can make dangerous (e.g. bicycles), and one that can be lethal with anyone at the controls (e.g. cars.)

posted by ubercurmudgeon [168 posts]
23rd February 2013 - 12:09

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ubercurmudgeon wrote:
There is no humour in any dangerous driving. Which is why when that arse Clarkson was fooling around flipping Reliant Robins I was not in the slightest bit amused. They may only have three wheels and lawnmower engines, but they are still the wrong side of the line that separates vehicles that only willfully reckless idiots can make dangerous (e.g. bicycles), and one that can be lethal with anyone at the controls (e.g. cars.)

look at ponies and rainbows bro, you need it

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posted by koko56 [307 posts]
23rd February 2013 - 14:27

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Just thought you might like to know. It was a GREEN Reliant.

http://www.sussex.police.uk/whats-happening/latest/news-stories/2013/02/...

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posted by Gkam84 [8586 posts]
24th February 2013 - 3:41

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Anyone that's riden behind a reliant robin and near choked to death on the lead laden cocktail of crap they emit know that they ain't green!

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posted by Sudor [179 posts]
24th February 2013 - 10:59

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What is more worrying and I know someone who does this is that, as they are a 3 wheeler, they can be driven on a provisional licence. Therefore the driver may not have even passed a driving test!

posted by martib [28 posts]
3rd March 2013 - 15:17

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