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Cycling death

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Aperitif, 6 Dec 2007.

  1. 'A 41 year old cyclist died this evening, Thursday...Brixton Hill / Streatham area. Head on collision. Be as careful as possible.
     
  2. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    God dammit.

    What can you do.

    Some lazy ****er in a car done this - bastard.
     
  3. ash68

    ash68 New Member

    Location:
    northumberland
    sad, very sad. Someones family will be grieving for a lost loved one tonight. Lets hope we all stay safe this winter.
     
  4. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Location:
    Guildford / London
    Very sad indeed.

    The family are in my thoughts.
     
  5. trio25

    trio25 Über Member

    It's always sad to read about something like this, my thoughts are with the family.
     
  6. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Assuming the cyclist didn't ride into the car that is. Until you know the facts,you can't say. I agree a 'head on collision' doesn't sound like the sort of thing a cyclist would do, but then we've all seen some pretty bizarre riding out there.

    I think 'be careful' is a more helpful remark than yours.
     
  7. jashburnham

    jashburnham New Member

    It's a bad time of year for it isn't it. Poor bloke, and awful for his family.

    I had this rammed home to me yesterday; my boss either cycles or mopeds into work. Yesterday he was on his red scooter wearing orange hiz viz trousers and a yellow hi viz jacket, he's so luminous you can probably see him from space yet some twunt still managed to pull out right into his path, he took evasive action but the car clipped hem and he came off, bashed up his knee and wrote the scooter off... the lady driving claimed she just didn't see him. We're all just glad he wasn't on his bike or it could have been much worse.

    Bloody people, they get in their cages, wack the heater on full and then drive around half asleep. This woman had her young daughter with her as well so you think she'd be more observant.

    Take care out there folks!

    Oh and if I see one more moron cycling in black clothing with no lights i'm gonna lose it completely, MORONS. :smile:

    rant over.
     
  8. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    no details at all?
     
  9. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Arch get real - the deal is that some twat in a car basically killed the cyclist end of' - what is it with you; stop being a smart arse its always the deal with you and me - you pointing out the real smarmy smart bitch comments !

    Get a life girl, yeh !

    :smile:

    And if anyone else dont like this post **** !!!!!!!!!!!

     
  10. Steady on Yenrod, Arch is right. You don't know the facts (none of us do) and it might well be that the poor chap in this case was unlit, on the wrong side of the road, or whatever. He might not have been, true, but we don't know.
     
  11. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Rhythm Thief - thin air DIDNT kill him !

    Getting sick and tired of this apologise for everything shoot in life: so british !

    The dicks in the cars get everything they deserve !!!!!!!!!!!!! :smile:

    Like IUve said many times if I seen a car crash would I help generally yes but if I was in this mood then I'd prob. laugh !

    The shoot Ive taken from them over the years - yeah alright!
     
  12. medals

    medals Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Coventry UK
    Easy Yenrod,
    Arch is right, no-one here knows the exact circumstances. All we know is a tragedy has happened and my thoughts are with the family of this poor person.
    I can understand your anger, goodness knows, there but for the grace goes all of us, however your anger at Arch is misplaced.
     
  13. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Dont believe I have.

    If it needs saying then Ill say it !

    Rediculous. esp. this Arch woman.
     
  14. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    stop being an arse yenrod, arch is spot on

    cyclists have no god given right on be on the road, they can make mistakes just as much as car drivers, head on is a strange accident for a cyclist
     
  15. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Well, I'm sorry if I've offended you so much yenrod, but if you consistantly jump in with ranting posts that jump to conclusions, I'm consistantly going to niggle at you for it.

    If it turns out that a driver was at fault, I'll be down on them like a tonne of bricks, as will everyone else. But until there's more information, we can't possibly tell.

    Your attitude is a bad as those drivers who brand all cyclists as lycra louts who jump red lights, it's just turned the other way.