Cyclist down Hammersmith

Discussion in 'Advocacy and Cycling Safety' started by Wheeledweenie, 27 Apr 2010.

  1. Wheeledweenie

    Wheeledweenie Über Member

    A cyclists's just been hit outside my office by a van (Hammersmith Road junction with Shortlands W6 7JP). Police are on the scene. Cyclist has just got up but was knocked clear of the bike and the bike went right under the van.
     
  2. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Atop a Ti
    ouch....
     
  3. gaz

    gaz Cycle Camera TV

    Location:
    South Croydon
    Owie.. Hope the cyclist is a ok.
     
  4. OP
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    Wheeledweenie

    Wheeledweenie Über Member

    He's up and was taking pictures, but has now disappeared off into an ambulance. A competent-looking first-aider was on hand and the van driver moved his van out of the way and off the bike before getting out and waiting for the police. A lady had to light his cigarette for him because he was shaking so hard.

    The cyclist landed on his back and it looked like his helmet smacked the road.

    Looked like a very lucky escape.
     
  5. Davywalnuts

    Davywalnuts Chief Kebab Taster

    Location:
    Staines!
    Eeeek, G.W.S. Cycliee!!
     
  6. So glad that this wasn't another fatality thread.
    It is also nice to know that the driver was shaking, he may just adjust his driving in future (that isn't to say the cyclist was not at fault, btw.)
     
  7. OP
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    Wheeledweenie

    Wheeledweenie Über Member

    Indeed, the driver acted responsibly. He jumped out to check the guy was ok, moved his van out of the road and then got out from behind the wheel as he was clearly in shock and looked quite ill. He then spoke, at length, to the police.

    Pity an idiot scooter driver felt the need to squeeze through the traffic and right past the still-prone cyclist's head. Sigh.
     
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