Monday, 10 May 2010

Cyclist killed in ‘no speed cameras’ Swindon

Hit from behind, judging by that buckled rear wheel

A 63-year-old Swindon man has been arrested for causing death by careless driving after a cyclist died on Whitworth Road last night.

The incident happened at 10.50pm when the driver, who was traveling along Whitwroth Road towards Rodbourne in a small van, struck the 59-year-old pedal cyclist at the junction with Pinehurst Road.

Despite paramedics desperately trying to revive the man, he had sustained serious injuries and died at the scene.

Swindon, of course, is where the Conservative council decided to get rid of all the town’s speed cameras.


Police today appealed for witnesses after a young cyclists was injured in a collision in Wallingford.

A 12-year-old boy was cycling to Wallingford School along St George's Road, from the direction of Cross Keys public house. As he approached the junction of Millington Road and St George's Road, a red vehicle tried to overtake the cyclist and hit his handlebars, causing him to fall off his bicycle.

The vehicle failed to stop.

And in what sounds like another hit and run

POLICE are appealing for witnesses who saw a collision between a cyclist and a car at the Colne Road junction with Railway Street, Brierfield.

The female cyclist was knocked off her bike on her approach to the traffic lights, heading towards Colne, and
a dark blue car with darkened windows was seen turning on to Railway Street.

And in Kent

A cyclist has died in hospital after he was seriously injured in a collision with a car.

Peter Stubbs, 58, of St Marys Way, Longfield, was badly hurt in the crash involving a Hyundai in A20 London Road, Wrotham Hill, on Tuesday.