falling tree narrowly missing cyclist

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by tom73, 12 Oct 2018.

  1. tom73

    tom73 Senior Member

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  2. Jeezo, there could have been a car going past...
     
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  3. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

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    I like how slow the BBC was on picking this up. Other outlets had this story a week ago.
     
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  4. captain nemo1701

    captain nemo1701 Space cadet. Deck 42 Main Engineering.

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  5. Jody

    Jody Über legend of a forum GOD!

    Saw this doing the rounds on Faceache earlier on this week. Most of the comments were people annoyed the cyclist wasn't hit and killed.
     
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  6. Smudge

    Smudge Active Member

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    Somerset
    Jeeze..... that cyclist most certainly would have been killed, had that tree hit him.
    That section of road should have been cordoned off. Astonishing that those workmen could be so incompetent.
     
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  7. Reiver

    Reiver Legendary Member

    as someone who has felled quite a few trees that was a real test of faith that it would fall the way they wanted, that road should have been closed. Seriously, what a bunch of complete numpties.

    TBH the road should have been closed even if it had been a real obvious fell, sometimes trees do the unexpected, But that was always very likely to go the way it was leaning.
     
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  8. captain nemo1701

    captain nemo1701 Space cadet. Deck 42 Main Engineering.

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    Our H&S officer just remarked, "I wouldn't like my name on their Risk Assessments". HSE will be over it like a rash.
     
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  9. Cuchilo

    Cuchilo Prize winning member X2

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    Lucky the cyclist was wearing a helmet !
     
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  10. Ian H

    Ian H Guru

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    Also amazing that someone just happened to be there filming it for posterity.
     
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  11. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    Jeeze. The tree surgeon ought to be prosecuted to death.
     
  12. numbnuts

    numbnuts Legendary Member

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    BBC slow news :laugh:
     
  13. Phaeton

    Phaeton Veteran

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    Oop North (ish)
    It was his own fault he wasn't wearing a hi-vis how where they supposed to see him, everybody knows they protect you from anything
     
  14. Thanks for posting. Being a dullard I hadn't seen it in other media, so old news or ancient news, it was still news to me.
     
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  15. postman

    postman Legendary Member

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    Meanwood ,Leeds
    Nah nah nah I posted it first,in another thread so there.
     
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