Thursday, 23 October 2008

It happened to five cyclists on Tuesday

6.30 a.m.

A passing motorist found the unconscious man, aged in his 20s, on the A533 Davenham bypass, near Peckmill roundabout, at 6.30am and he was taken by ambulance to Leighton Hospital. As the Guardian went to press the man, thought to be local, was described by police as in a critical condition.A spokesman for Cheshire Police said: “It would appear that the cyclist has been in collision with a motor vehicle, which did not stop, between the Moulton junction and the Peckmill Roundabout on the A533 Davenham Bypass.

8 a.m.

A man is fighting for his life after a being mown down in a hit and run in Twickenham. Police and emergency services descended on the junction of Heath Road and Clifden Road at around 8am yesterday morning after a cyclist was left for dead by a driver of a silver car, thought to be a BMW. The 25-year-old, who has yet to be named, was taken to West Middlesex hospital and was initially able to sit up and talk. However his condition rapidly deteriorated and he was rushed to a specialist unit at Charing Cross hospital.

1.45 pm

A YOUNG cyclist was airlifted to hospital yesterday (Tuesday) with serious injuries after being involved in a crash with a bus. The 20-year-old man suffered injuries to his head and chest, including a collapsed lung, and was flown to the specialist head injuries unit, at Addenbrooke's Hospital, in Cambridge. The victim came off his bike after a collision with a single-decker Stagecoach bus on Star Road in central Peterborough, at about 1.45pm yesterday (21 October). The incident comes more than a year after a former city teacher died when she was in collision with a car in Star Road. Margaret Reed (69) was cycling along Star Road when the incident happened in August last year.

5 p.m.

A nine-year-old cyclist who suffered head injuries after a collision with a car in Stonehaven has been left in a critical condition.Wesley Clark was riding his bike in the Farrochie Park area at about 1700 BST on Tuesday when the collision with a grey Mazda 3 happened.

6.45 p.m.

A 14-year-old schoolboy who died after his bicycle was in a collision with a car in Dundee has been named by police. Sean Hanton, from Helmsdale Place in Dundee, was killed while riding his bike on the busy Kingsway road at its junction with Graham Street.Tayside Police said the collision, which involved a silver Ford Mondeo, happened at about 1845 BST on Tuesday.