He was very lucky. He could easily have broken his neck but was able to continue his journey.
But let's reverse the role. A driver fails to notice a stationary cyclist, and at the same speed, crashes into the cyclist killing or at least seriously injuring him. The driver would be looking at a potential 14 years in prison.
What are the common factors in both cases?
- Both didn't intend it.
- In both cases it was from a very dangerous scenario, where humans on two flimsy wheels are mingling with big machines.
- In both cases, having exposed humans in the road wasn't crucial for society.
- The biggest difference?......................14 years inside.