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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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User: mkillingworth
Date: 2008-04-03 20:34 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
flip from "death unlikely" to "death likely" between 20 and 30mph.

At the risk of sounding a bit pedantic, that's actually between 30 and 40mph. I used to be a firefighter/paramedic, so that's one of the things that I do know a bit about. I have also actually witnessed a couple of people being struck by cars. It's an amazing sight.
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