Sunday, 16 November 2008

Two more serious lorry/cyclist collisions

A cyclist suffered serious head injuries when he was knocked off his bike in Havant today. A 54-year-old man from Havant was cycling near Havant bus station on Elm Lane when he was hit by a Scania lorry at around 10.20am.


A CYCLIST was hit by a heavy goods vehicle at the junction of Morecambe Road and Summersgill Road, Scale Hall. The accident occurred around 2.45pm today, Thursday.The 25-year-old local man was taken to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary intensive care unit where his condition was later said to be serious.

(This cyclist has since died of his injuries)

About half of cyclists who die on the roads every year are involved in a collision with a heavy goods vehicle.

What’s more

Foreign lorry drivers are responsible for hundreds of serious accidents on British roads every year. Nearly one in 10 lorries involved in accidents are foreign. Half of foreign lorries checked last year had serious safety defects.