Cyclist died yesterday in Cheltenham

LLB

Guest
They are building a new trade park on the edge of the main Tewkesbury road roundabout, and re surfacing and widening all the approaches to it.

I came through the Kingsditch area yesterday afternoon, and it was totally gridlocked, this extended right across the town. Anyway thinking that it was because of the resurfacing work, I made my way through.

Anyway,I found out it was because a cyclist went under the wheels of a contractors lorry on the roundabout mid afternoon.

RIP :ohmy:

Read the comments below the story

http://www.glosecho.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=231771&command=displayContent&sourceNode=231754&home=yes&more_nodeId1=231776&contentPK=18715860
 

barq

Senior Member
Location
Birmingham, UK
Sad news. :rolleyes:
 

MartinC

Über Member
Location
Cheltenham
Very sad news indeed.

Would be interesting if anyone could post here when some facts emerge.

The posted comments on the Echo site are interesting. There's a volume of posts from ordinary motorists saying how they've found the roadworks dangerous, badly managed and that they're not surprised that an accident has happened. My view too - I go past once or twice a week. There's also a post from some professional telling us we're all wrong and don't understand. When we know the facts surrounding the incident then we can judge whether the roadworks were a contributory factor. It won't change the view we all seem to have that they're a shambles.
 

domtyler

Über Member
I urge all cyclists to give large vehicles as wide a berth as possible at all times even if it causes a small delay to your journey, it's better than ending up like this feller.
 

ash68

New Member
Location
northumberland
very sad. Another death on the roads. Someone special to a family out there.Certainly makes you realise how easily your life can be taken from you.Only hope it was quick and they didn't suffer. RIP.
 
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