Rider down, Birmingham

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by McWobble, 15 May 2010.

  1. McWobble

    McWobble Euthermic

    Minkowski Space
  2. Moodyman

    Moodyman Guru

    It is worrying when you read of such stories, but thankfully they're comparatively rare.
  3. NigC

    NigC New Member

    Very sad to read stories like this :troll:

    My sympathies to the cyclists family.
  4. jonredhornet

    jonredhornet Active Member

    Oh no, terrible news. I know that road well, close to my commute.

    Keep safe out there guys :troll:
  5. numbnuts

    numbnuts Legendary Member

    North Baddesley
  6. gaz

    gaz Cycle Camera TV

    South Croydon
  7. threshold

    threshold Well-Known Member

    What a tragedy, close to home for me, and just shows you can never be complacent when out ther.
    Sympathies to the family, there but for the grace of God....
  8. Scratch

    Scratch Well-Known Member

  9. rh100

    rh100 Well-Known Member


    Right on my doorstep. As said above there is no room for overtakes, at that time of day is very busy. Really very sad.
  10. the reluctant cyclist

    the reluctant cyclist Über Member

    The link doesn't work anymore but does anybody know what actually happened?

    My brother was at my house tonight and he works right by there. He said a friend was four cars behind and got out to help - he said the friend saw all the other cars just make their way around the accident rather than stop to help or anything. Unfortunately the friend who stopped didn't actually see what happened.

    Bro says that the road was closed for ages and that the Police were testing the brakes on the lorry for a long time after by driving the lorry and slamming on the brakes to see how fast it was going by measuring the skid marks on the road.

    Sounds like a terrible accident - I didn't see anything in the news about it - is the accidental death of a cyclist not that newsworthy? So very sad ;)
  11. rh100

    rh100 Well-Known Member

  12. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    People don't stop.... been there....they will just drive by. Terrible accident.
  13. Crankarm

    Crankarm Guru

    Nr Cambridge
    Just like the homeless man in New York who intervened to help a woman being assaulted who was then himself stabbed by her assailant. She didn't help him but buggered off. He then lay bleeding to death on the pavement for hours people walking around him as he tried to summon their help as he slowly died. They even crossed the road to avoid him. He finally died without a single person helping him until it was too late.
    So the accounts of people not stopping and driving around this fatally injured cyclist doesn't surprise me. Shocking.
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