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Tony Martin hit by a car

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by DCLane, 12 Apr 2012.

  1. DCLane

    DCLane Found in the Yorkshire hills ...

  2. "According to preliminary reports, Martin hit a car with his bike..."

    The mainstream press usually reports cyclist/car collisions like this. It's very telling.
  3. redcard

    redcard Über Member

    That was the quote from his team. The news report did say he got hit by a car.
    Brandane likes this.
  4. VamP

    VamP Banned

    Hopefully not too serious.

    Interesting photo that they chose to illustrate it with. Might leave the uninitiated thinking that Fabian is Tony :rolleyes:
  5. RecordAceFromNew

    RecordAceFromNew Swinging Member

    West London
    This has quite a bit of details. Looks like he was on a bike path. :sad:
  6. Boris Bajic

    Boris Bajic Guest

    I read the press with gusto and have yet to see a report about a car/cyclist collision thus reported.

    If I had, I'm not sure how it would be 'very telling'. But as I haven't, it isn't.

    I find that very telling. I think. Or do I?
  7. You read the Hereford Times. Say no more...
  8. :sad: Definitely more revealing than the first report :sad:
  9. PK99

    PK99 Guru

    and sounds as if "hit a car with his bike" was an accurate description, ie the car crossed the cycle track and he rode straight on into the car - drivers fault, but accurate description.
  10. VamP

    VamP Banned

    Extent of injuries also quite a bit worse than the other report appeared to suggest.
  11. It was maybe me jumping to conclusions but from the original report, I first thought 'hit a car with his bike' was either lazy journalism or he cycled into the back of a stationary car and it was his fault, it looks like I was well wrong!