In the space of 4 seconds they sounded the horn shouted at him and then hit him. Not much time to process what's going on and move out of the way really, is it?
True. And he was entitled to be where he was on the road. He was in front of the car which hit him, and it was the car driver's responsibility to overtake safely, or not at all. There are far too many drivers who seem to blunder through gaps that either don't exist, or which are far too short, small, narrow or otherwise inappropriate for their intended actions.
Irrespective of what the police were reported to have said about liability, if that had been me, I'd be putting in a county court claim against the driver for any damage or injuries, and letting a district judge decide who was to blame. There is no excuse for dangerous driving, even if the driver was on the way to a funeral.
With video footage of so many incidents being put in the public domain on sites like youtube etc these days, I'm surprised as many people still make total fools of themselves on camera.
Just realized, that Peugeot was a 306 wasn't it ? One of those pulled out of a petrol station into the side of my car a few years ago. The driver said I was in his blind spot.
Wasn't the 306 fitted with a front windscreen ?.