Don't defend the bicyclist.
Bicycles must follow the same law as any driver, and therefore they are viewed as vehicles. While they are not cars, per se, they are capable of causing bodily damage and even death when a collision occurs.
Basically, if bicycles want their own lane, they should be treated to the same rules and regulations as CARS.
If the pedestrian is first, and a bicyclist is slowly riding behind them, the bicyclist is more in fault of the accident because they had the option of slowing down and yielding to pedestrians. This may be viewed as reckless driving. In the law, reckless driving is the same as reckless bicycling. What in fact remains is that the pedestrian had no way of knowing a bicyclist was behind them, whereas a bicyclist could have made adjustments to slow down in case of a pedestrian was crossing or bending a corner.
I was in a real life collision in the Boston Commonwealth Avenue. Specifically, around the entire area of the park it says NO BIKES ALLOWED. So I was running inside and turning a corner around a big statue and then I RAN INTO THE BICYCLIST. We both collided, his bike flew 10 meters away, and I was wearing compression gear with anti-abrasive material and I slid on the concrete about 5 meters.
The sad fact was, was that he had a puppy in his backpack and his paw broke.
Now this teenage punk threatened to hurt me. (I never told him I was a black belt because I was just as shocked as being in the collision). He kept yelling and I kept apologizing until a police officer came. I even went to that teenage punk and offered him my number in case he needs a veterinary bill. His bike was also smashed too.
Now if I had sustained a leg injury, I would be in the right to sue him. However, since I do squats, I am lucky none of my bones were shattered.
I was doing my sprint drills and that bicyclist was riding fast enough such that a collision caused us to fall to the ground, and both of us were bleeding. His face had scrapes, and my right leg and hip were bruised purple a few hours after I noticed.
I was listening to music too.
Who do you think is right? I am still pissed. I have a passive aggressive friend who hates my guts and always tries to argue against me. He sides with the bicyclist and says: "No one cares for that law."
A police officer came to the scene and told me to leave the premise.
As of now, I'm always traumatized of running. And whenever I'm driving, even though there's a green light, I always look both ways in case of some rogue cyclist. Piece of chit.