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The Bellinghman
Date: 2008-04-03 11:26
Subject: Usually it's the other way round
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Cyclists often rightly complain that other road users don't always see them. This is a problem - a number of collisions occur when vehicles pull out or cut across in front of them.

But this case is different: Cyclist doesn't see stationary van.

nil nisi bonum and all that, but <cynical>I can only think that, the van being stopped at a pedestrian crossing, the cyclist was too intent on running the red light and knocking over a pedestrian or two ...</cynical>
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Andrew Mobbs
User: mobbsy
Date: 2008-04-03 10:35 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
A few weeks ago, I was waiting on the road from Horningsea to turn onto the A14. There was one car stationary behind me, then a 16 year-old lad on a scooter drove straight into the back of that car. He seemed a bit bashed up, hurt his leg, but was still conscious (I hung around until I'd given details as a witness and the ambulance turned up). His bike was a wreck though.

I think the problem must have been inattention and the sun being straight in his eyes.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2008-04-03 10:43 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Some years ago, bellingwoman and I visited Amsterdam.

One evening, we went out for a walk. We were walking along a road (a main one, with wide verges and pavements, not a city street overshadowed with buildings) and a car was waiting to pull out. It stuck its nose out, and a short while later a moped crashed into it.

Three whole seconds later, a second moped joined the first.

Later on we reached the canals area, only to witness a third moped coming a cropper, although in this case it was just cornering too hard on wet cobbles and falling over.

Thereafter on that trip, we were extremely nervous anywhere near a moped.
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