My point was exactly the same as yours.
We don't know the details.
We cannot discount the possibility that the pedestrian in this instance was walking across the crossing and the cyclist came hammering through betweeen a lorry and a bus.
At pace, that is invisible in every sense of the word, especially to someone unsteady/infirm/SIGHT RESTRICTED.
Hence why I said "Like you said", I didn't claim originality on that point. What I had to say on it is clear in my above posts, same as the agree to disagree part........
The lady has my sympathies nonetheless and the cyclist is an idiot, but that still doesn't discount the point I made, despite the very strong possibility that the lady may well be infirm and partially sighted. One of my relatives is more or less completely blind and has to deal with idiot car drivers/pedestrians everytime he ventures out. He takes a very long time to cross the road due to a near miss a few years back, so he's extra careful. Generally to some car drivers apparent annoyance who are always in a mad rush to go...... nowhere.
One of the main issues apparent to me is similar to a point made in the thread, too many selfish people around these days who are far too engrossed in their own business to give any thought to others. Big cities like London etc.. are more prone to this selfish disregard for others compared to smaller towns/villages. Crossing roads these days ain't for the faint hearted, and as for road cycling? The 20 miles or so I've done since fixing my bike up have been scary at times, I think I'll stick to off-road!
We're half awake, in a fake empire....