Cyclist dies after collision with minibus in Blackburn.

Discussion in 'Advocacy and Cycling Safety' started by PaulB, 7 Jun 2018.

  1. PaulB

    PaulB Guru

  2. Biker Joe

    Biker Joe Über Member

    Nr Harlow, Essex.
    That is very sad news indeed. My thoughts go out to his friends and family in these distressing times.
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  3. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester

    Driver of the bus was unharmed. FFS. No shoot sherlock
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  4. matiz

    matiz Über Member

    Nobody's safe I've just heard a 14 yr old boy was killed yesterday afternoon in my town Weymouth,he was in a collision with a artic.
  5. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Police are now seeking anyone with dashcam footage, or witnessed it to come forward.
  6. Vantage

    Vantage The dogs chew toy

  7. Reiver

    Reiver Ribbit, Ribbit.

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  8. numbnuts

    numbnuts Legendary Member

    North Baddesley
    You never quite know when your time is up, treat every day as your last - RIP
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  9. This is the first i've heard of this. The roundabout at Whitebirk is horrendous. I've never cycled round it and have no intention of ever doing so. I know of some who have. They must be crackers! When i want to get to Blackburn on my bike i use the cycle/ped crossings that are available,to bypass it.
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  10. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Very very sad.
  11. Still live in Great Harwood and thanks for the concern!:okay:
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  12. Damn,i've just seen his picture and i know him! He was one of my customers on my window round. I was only talking to him a few weeks ago. He always asked me about cycling when we met. The last time i saw him he passed me on a touring bike. I said to him that i didn't know he was a cyclist as well. He replied telling me that he'd cycled all over Europe. His wife died two years ago last month,after a short illness. I was only in the cemetery yesterday and wondered why her grave was a bit shabby as he used to put fresh flowers on every week. Now i know why. I'm sat here with a tear in my eye as i post. Then some of us(me included) think we've had some bad luck in our lives! Rest In peace Robert!
    Last edited: 7 Jun 2018
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  13. The report says it happened on the 5th of May. I've changed my above post because i said i was only talking to him 2 weeks ago. Well obviously it was longer ago than i thought. I'm thinking now that he died that same day he approached me on his bike. :sad:
  14. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
  15. It seems i was right about the date after all. I've just phoned Mrs Accy to tell her and she said she saw the road cordoned off on Tuesday just gone. So it was the 5th of June not the 5th of May ffs! That newspaper is so crap!:angry: She said she saw his bike trapped under the minibus,and it wasn't the big roundabout i mentioned earlier,but the smaller one which i do cycle round. I don't think i'll be going round it again!
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