Saturday 7 August 2010

Cyclist seriously injured after being pushed off bike

A 64-YEAR-OLD cyclist left with head injuries after being pushed off his bike is seeking more than £100,000 in damages.

Derek Hill, of Greenhaven Drive, Thamesmead, was cycling along Carlyle Road when he says a car deliberately slowed down so its passenger could lean out to push him off the bicycle.

Mr Hill was left in hospital for three weeks with serious head injuries and a broken hip.

The hostile comments below the story illustrate the deep vein of cyclophobia embedded in car-centric Britain.