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Cyclist dies in crash with a van in Poole

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by summerdays, 3 Apr 2008.

  1. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Staff Member

    Location:
    Bristol
  2. I'm suprised too, the story however doesn't give enough details; anyway may he RIP
     
  3. sheddy

    sheddy Veteran

    Location:
    WGC
    Not uncommon on a motorbike. Commiserations to family
     
  4. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK

    I'm afraid it doesn't take much to damage the brain and when that happens, you're in trouble. A freak angle of impact, a certain type of internal bleeding, that sort of thing.. If he was taken to a neurological dept, I guess he banged his head pretty hard...

    (all based on years of watching Casualty, I have to say - seems that people can seem ok and then suddenly get a blood clot or something)
     
  5. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    if you run straight into a stationary object you don't have to be going at all fast to be killed

    deaths of peds up since those stupid oversized 4x4s appeared, instead of going up in the air, bodies just get hit square, nowhere for all that energy to go other than into the body and the vehicle, my last smash threw me 15 odd feet down the road, rather than smash my bones to smithereens
     
  6. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    Was he...........forget it I'm not even going there.
     
  7. OP
    OP
    summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Staff Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    Well done ... (not that I might not have asked the same).
     
  8. Wolf04

    Wolf04 New Member

    Location:
    Wallsend on Tyne
    Yup me neither
     
  9. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    wouldn't have made any difference at all anyway at a guess
     
  10. gavintc

    gavintc Guru

    Location:
    Southsea
    The press is bound to comment at some point.
     
  11. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Hmm maybe having two eyes looking where you should be going might have helped.....
     
  12. davidtq

    davidtq New Member


    A nasty cut up and braking incident done to a cyclist at fair speed could easily cause a cyclist to go into the back of a "stationary" vehicle despite looking where they are going

    something like this with a bit less braking distance and a bit more speed involved...


    View: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9eoQXaxbqM


    "Yes officer I was stopped at the lights and he ran straight into the back of me, nothing I could do."

    Of course it is entirely possible the cyclist was just looking the wrong way for a second and got caught out, or that they genuinely werent looking where they were going.
     
  13. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    can't agree, running into the back of another vehicle is always the following vehicle's fault, fundamental stuff

    there's plenty of bad cyclists out there or ones having moments, I've nearly rear ended other road users once or twice on a bike, and in a car, it happens
     
  14. davidtq

    davidtq New Member

    cutting people up and sudden lane changes are dangerous driving...
     
  15. I've rear ended a van at speed before. The vans brake lights weren't working and it took me a moment to notice the gap was closing fast!!