Thursday 17 June 2010

A very bad year for cycling casualties?

Is 2010 going to be a record year for cycling casualties? There seem to be an awful lot of them this month, many of them involving hit and run drivers.


A CYCLIST has been left with such serious injuries after a suspected hit and run that she has no idea what happened. The 27 year-old woman fractured her collar bone and damaged her head after the crash.

She was cycling along Edinburgh's Easter Road just before 8.30am on Tuesday morning and is thought to have been struck by a car turning on to Dalmeny Street. While the injured cyclist was still on the ground,
the driver of the greyish-blue car drove off towards Leith Walk.


POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was seriously injured when his bike was in collision with a car. The accident happened at 7.08am yesterday (Wednesday).

The 51-year-old local man was cycling along Crewe Road in Alsager in the direction of Radway Green. A Cheshire Police spokesman said: “As the cyclist was about to pass two parked cars, another car has driven up behind him, and as it is passing him, collides with him from behind, causing the cyclist to be thrown from his bicycle and through the rear window of one of the parked cars. The driver of the offending vehicle has then driven off without stopping.”

The cyclist suffered serious facial injuries, including a broken jaw, cheekbone, nose and teeth, and is in Aintree Hospital in Liverpool where he is receiving treatment.

Police say the vehicle involved in the collision was a green Landrover Defender.


A MAN was knocked off his bike by a car as he rode to work in the early hours of the morning. Police want to trace the driver of a car, thought to be a white Vauxhall Astra or similar, in Harvington near Evesham at about 5am on Monday, June 14.

The rider in his 20s was cycling to work towards Evesham when his BMX bike was in collision with a car, causing him to fall off.

The car carried on going without stopping.


A CYCLIST was taken to hospital this morning after colliding with a car on a busy roundabout.

The accident happened at about 7.20am when the man, believed to be in his 40s, was knocked off his bike by a Fiat Bravo near Frederick Street, in Laygate, South Shields.


A cyclist was flung from his bike after colliding with a civilian vehicle driven by a Territorial Army soldier in City Road, Finsbury, just after 6pm on Friday.

The vehicle - described as "a Land Rover or a jeep" by witnesses - was turning right into City Road Barracks, home of the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC), as the cyclist pedalled north up City Road.