Cyclist hurt in collision with car

Crash scene – paramedics work on the injured cyclist in the road

Crash scene – paramedics work on the injured cyclist in the road

First published in News

A CYCLIST was taken to hospital with back injuries after a collision with a car on a Basildon industrial estate.

The accident happened on Miles Gray Road, near the junction with Luckyn Lane, and involved a bicycle and a blue Ford Mondeo.

Paramedics and police were called to the scene and the man was treated on the ground for spinal injuries which were later declared to be minor.

He was placed on a spinal board and taken to Basildon Hospital, following the accident, at 11.20am yesterday. No charges were brought in connection with the accident.

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12:54pm Fri 16 Oct 09

R85 says...

Hope he's OK. I wonder about the circumstances though because so many cyclists think they dont have to obey the rules of the road such as red traffic lights etc...
Hope he's OK. I wonder about the circumstances though because so many cyclists think they dont have to obey the rules of the road such as red traffic lights etc... R85
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2:01pm Fri 16 Oct 09

VANGE LES says...

R85 wrote:
Hope he's OK. I wonder about the circumstances though because so many cyclists think they dont have to obey the rules of the road such as red traffic lights etc...
I agree, too many cyclists ignore road signs and traffic lights. Mind you, pedestrians are just as bad - most of them don't realise there is a section of the highway code telling them how to behave on or near roads.
[quote][p][bold]R85[/bold] wrote: Hope he's OK. I wonder about the circumstances though because so many cyclists think they dont have to obey the rules of the road such as red traffic lights etc...[/p][/quote]I agree, too many cyclists ignore road signs and traffic lights. Mind you, pedestrians are just as bad - most of them don't realise there is a section of the highway code telling them how to behave on or near roads. VANGE LES
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9:37am Tue 3 Nov 09

Nigel Humphries says...

The details are sketchy and it is quite impossible to arrive at any explanation of this collision or to attribute blame. We think all road users must be responsible for their own and others' safety and we dont believe in demonising any group - this just hinders any effort to understand why collisons happen and so prevent them. Nigel Humphries - Association of British Drivers
The details are sketchy and it is quite impossible to arrive at any explanation of this collision or to attribute blame. We think all road users must be responsible for their own and others' safety and we dont believe in demonising any group - this just hinders any effort to understand why collisons happen and so prevent them. Nigel Humphries - Association of British Drivers Nigel Humphries
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