All we hear is a "F**** you a**h***" and the biker and a friend of his begin pedalling towards the car. My friend freaks out, because they are kind of approaching us quite violently and she speeds off. No collision occurred; the biker was a good 5 feet away, and the only reason she sped off was that she was afraid she would get into a fight... she panicked... They obviously have the license plate number. I'm wondering if they could press any charges. I told her it would be difficult because the bikers are on the sidewalk. That is illegal. Yes, she should've noticed them during the shoulder check but even then it's really difficult to notice a biker especially if you're expecting them to be obeying the law and being on the road. I'm wondering what kind of charges they could press against her. Could they ding her with careless driving? Any help would be great. Thank you.
I also know of a 15yr old on the sidewalk who ran into a car turning into a driveway.His father had to pay for the dent.
Then theirs the time in the paper another cyclist hit a senor and hurt her very badly.He was chased down by passing cars and charged.Bikes belong on the road for a reason and no one should be chastising them when they follow the rules.I would say you in the clear