Cyclist struck by car

First published in News

A CYCLIST has been rushed to hospital with a serious shoulder injury after being knocked off his bike.

Police and paramedics were called to Roach Vale, Colchester, at about 11am today.

A 48-year-old man was hit by a 47-year-old woman from Colchester who was driving a Ford Fiesta.

He was taken to Colchester General Hospital by ambulance for emergency treatment.

The driver has been reported for careless driving.

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10:15pm Sat 15 Dec 12

Boris says...

She should be prosecuted, not just reported.
She should be prosecuted, not just reported. Boris
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6:23am Sun 16 Dec 12

Say It As It Is OK? says...

I think you will find the comment "reported" to mean the police are investigating the incident to determine who was at fault. It is standard practice to report the motorist even when sometimes they are not the one at fault!
I think you will find the comment "reported" to mean the police are investigating the incident to determine who was at fault. It is standard practice to report the motorist even when sometimes they are not the one at fault! Say It As It Is OK?
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10:22am Sun 16 Dec 12

icecoolmark says...

Bound to be the car drivers fault! Cyclists are perfect, just as the controversial tv programme during the week showed.
Bound to be the car drivers fault! Cyclists are perfect, just as the controversial tv programme during the week showed. icecoolmark
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2:12pm Sun 16 Dec 12

stackerman says...

As a cyclist I regularly use the ring road and the standard of driving is appalling by a majority of drivers they just don't take into account the difficulty you face as a cyclist.There seems to be a complete lack of regard and awareness to myself and fellow cyclists.And my biggest bug bare is the lack of regard for the highway code i now photograph and hand the pictures showing complete lack of regard for the hythe rail crossing as well as non car roads to the police :) . This seems to work as one driver got all verbal and aggressive all because i took his picture on Friday the 14th dec at 15:48 serves him right .

If a driver can not see other road users be them pedestrian or cyclists then they should face driving without due care and attention as well as dangerous driving ,as they should be fully aware of all around them after all they have a duty of care to all other road users .

If this is too hard for them to do then don't drive and use the nice regular overpriced bus service that |Colchester offers
As a cyclist I regularly use the ring road and the standard of driving is appalling by a majority of drivers they just don't take into account the difficulty you face as a cyclist.There seems to be a complete lack of regard and awareness to myself and fellow cyclists.And my biggest bug bare is the lack of regard for the highway code i now photograph and hand the pictures showing complete lack of regard for the hythe rail crossing as well as non car roads to the police :) . This seems to work as one driver got all verbal and aggressive all because i took his picture on Friday the 14th dec at 15:48 serves him right . If a driver can not see other road users be them pedestrian or cyclists then they should face driving without due care and attention as well as dangerous driving ,as they should be fully aware of all around them after all they have a duty of care to all other road users . If this is too hard for them to do then don't drive and use the nice regular overpriced bus service that |Colchester offers stackerman
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6:25pm Sun 16 Dec 12

downfader says...

icecoolmark wrote:
Bound to be the car drivers fault! Cyclists are perfect, just as the controversial tv programme during the week showed.
Statistically, yes its actually more likely to be the driver's fault.

I presume by "controversial tv programme" you mean the BBC's "War on Britain's Roads" - not so much a documentary but more of a hatchet job and a tool of misinformation:

http://www.guardian.
co.uk/environment/bi
ke-blog/2012/dec/03/
bbc-cycling-document
ary-irresponsible-mp


http://www.guardian.
co.uk/environment/bi
ke-blog/2012/dec/13/
war-britains-roads-f
ake

http://aseasyasridin
gabike.wordpress.com
/2012/12/12/that-war
-on-britains-roads-t
he-statistics/
[quote][p][bold]icecoolmark[/bold] wrote: Bound to be the car drivers fault! Cyclists are perfect, just as the controversial tv programme during the week showed.[/p][/quote]Statistically, yes its actually more likely to be the driver's fault. I presume by "controversial tv programme" you mean the BBC's "War on Britain's Roads" - not so much a documentary but more of a hatchet job and a tool of misinformation: http://www.guardian. co.uk/environment/bi ke-blog/2012/dec/03/ bbc-cycling-document ary-irresponsible-mp http://www.guardian. co.uk/environment/bi ke-blog/2012/dec/13/ war-britains-roads-f ake http://aseasyasridin gabike.wordpress.com /2012/12/12/that-war -on-britains-roads-t he-statistics/ downfader
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9:41am Mon 17 Dec 12

thecapedcrusader69 says...

good, one less cycling nightmare to get in the way and cause slow moving traffic. Maybe I'll get home on time tonight if cyclists stopped slowing the traffic flow down by riding so far into the middle of the road cars cant overtake.
good, one less cycling nightmare to get in the way and cause slow moving traffic. Maybe I'll get home on time tonight if cyclists stopped slowing the traffic flow down by riding so far into the middle of the road cars cant overtake. thecapedcrusader69
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4:52pm Mon 17 Dec 12

thinkfirst says...

thecapedcrusader69 wrote:
good, one less cycling nightmare to get in the way and cause slow moving traffic. Maybe I'll get home on time tonight if cyclists stopped slowing the traffic flow down by riding so far into the middle of the road cars cant overtake.
what a thoroughly disgraceful comment from thecapedcrusader. Hang your head in shame. Have you ever thought how much more congested the roads would be if every cyclist was driving a car? Time to display some humanity and tolerance to your fellow human beings.
[quote][p][bold]thecapedcrusader69[/bold] wrote: good, one less cycling nightmare to get in the way and cause slow moving traffic. Maybe I'll get home on time tonight if cyclists stopped slowing the traffic flow down by riding so far into the middle of the road cars cant overtake.[/p][/quote]what a thoroughly disgraceful comment from thecapedcrusader. Hang your head in shame. Have you ever thought how much more congested the roads would be if every cyclist was driving a car? Time to display some humanity and tolerance to your fellow human beings. thinkfirst
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4:59pm Mon 17 Dec 12

thecapedcrusader69 says...

thinkfirst wrote:
thecapedcrusader69 wrote:
good, one less cycling nightmare to get in the way and cause slow moving traffic. Maybe I'll get home on time tonight if cyclists stopped slowing the traffic flow down by riding so far into the middle of the road cars cant overtake.
what a thoroughly disgraceful comment from thecapedcrusader. Hang your head in shame. Have you ever thought how much more congested the roads would be if every cyclist was driving a car? Time to display some humanity and tolerance to your fellow human beings.
no
[quote][p][bold]thinkfirst[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thecapedcrusader69[/bold] wrote: good, one less cycling nightmare to get in the way and cause slow moving traffic. Maybe I'll get home on time tonight if cyclists stopped slowing the traffic flow down by riding so far into the middle of the road cars cant overtake.[/p][/quote]what a thoroughly disgraceful comment from thecapedcrusader. Hang your head in shame. Have you ever thought how much more congested the roads would be if every cyclist was driving a car? Time to display some humanity and tolerance to your fellow human beings.[/p][/quote]no thecapedcrusader69
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7:22pm Mon 17 Dec 12

downfader says...

thecapedcrusader69 wrote:
thinkfirst wrote:
thecapedcrusader69 wrote:
good, one less cycling nightmare to get in the way and cause slow moving traffic. Maybe I'll get home on time tonight if cyclists stopped slowing the traffic flow down by riding so far into the middle of the road cars cant overtake.
what a thoroughly disgraceful comment from thecapedcrusader. Hang your head in shame. Have you ever thought how much more congested the roads would be if every cyclist was driving a car? Time to display some humanity and tolerance to your fellow human beings.
no
I suggest you get yourself on a Bikeability course then. You actually might learn why cyclists take certain positions on the road.

If there isnt space to overtake there isnt space and you simply have to wait. See rule 163 of the highway code for how it should be done.
[quote][p][bold]thecapedcrusader69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thinkfirst[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thecapedcrusader69[/bold] wrote: good, one less cycling nightmare to get in the way and cause slow moving traffic. Maybe I'll get home on time tonight if cyclists stopped slowing the traffic flow down by riding so far into the middle of the road cars cant overtake.[/p][/quote]what a thoroughly disgraceful comment from thecapedcrusader. Hang your head in shame. Have you ever thought how much more congested the roads would be if every cyclist was driving a car? Time to display some humanity and tolerance to your fellow human beings.[/p][/quote]no[/p][/quote]I suggest you get yourself on a Bikeability course then. You actually might learn why cyclists take certain positions on the road. If there isnt space to overtake there isnt space and you simply have to wait. See rule 163 of the highway code for how it should be done. downfader
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9:41pm Mon 17 Dec 12

thinkfirst says...

Capedcrusader

at least we know what sort of moral compass you have - I pity you although I know you won't lose any sleep
Capedcrusader at least we know what sort of moral compass you have - I pity you although I know you won't lose any sleep thinkfirst
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11:10pm Mon 17 Dec 12

seikothrill says...

Cyclists ride in the middle of the road due to the numerous pot holes near the kerb as a result of ECC not maintaining roads to a decent standard
Cyclists ride in the middle of the road due to the numerous pot holes near the kerb as a result of ECC not maintaining roads to a decent standard seikothrill
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6:30am Tue 18 Dec 12

downfader says...

seikothrill wrote:
Cyclists ride in the middle of the road due to the numerous pot holes near the kerb as a result of ECC not maintaining roads to a decent standard
Its also worth remembering that cyclists have every right to be centre of the lane, too. People get confused by the "drive on the left" scenario and somehow get it warped into "cyclists keep over to the far left"

..perhaps thats why so many people think we're socialists, LOL
[quote][p][bold]seikothrill[/bold] wrote: Cyclists ride in the middle of the road due to the numerous pot holes near the kerb as a result of ECC not maintaining roads to a decent standard[/p][/quote]Its also worth remembering that cyclists have every right to be centre of the lane, too. People get confused by the "drive on the left" scenario and somehow get it warped into "cyclists keep over to the far left" ..perhaps thats why so many people think we're socialists, LOL downfader
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9:07am Tue 18 Dec 12

thecapedcrusader69 says...

downfader wrote:
thecapedcrusader69 wrote:
thinkfirst wrote:
thecapedcrusader69 wrote:
good, one less cycling nightmare to get in the way and cause slow moving traffic. Maybe I'll get home on time tonight if cyclists stopped slowing the traffic flow down by riding so far into the middle of the road cars cant overtake.
what a thoroughly disgraceful comment from thecapedcrusader. Hang your head in shame. Have you ever thought how much more congested the roads would be if every cyclist was driving a car? Time to display some humanity and tolerance to your fellow human beings.
no
I suggest you get yourself on a Bikeability course then. You actually might learn why cyclists take certain positions on the road.

If there isnt space to overtake there isnt space and you simply have to wait. See rule 163 of the highway code for how it should be done.
Yes wait and be held up by the **** cyclists they are a big part of the reason we have 'rush hour traffic' they think they own the road and have more rights than everyone else. Tell you what cyclists start paying road tax like every other road user and I might start considering your 'rights'
[quote][p][bold]downfader[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thecapedcrusader69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thinkfirst[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thecapedcrusader69[/bold] wrote: good, one less cycling nightmare to get in the way and cause slow moving traffic. Maybe I'll get home on time tonight if cyclists stopped slowing the traffic flow down by riding so far into the middle of the road cars cant overtake.[/p][/quote]what a thoroughly disgraceful comment from thecapedcrusader. Hang your head in shame. Have you ever thought how much more congested the roads would be if every cyclist was driving a car? Time to display some humanity and tolerance to your fellow human beings.[/p][/quote]no[/p][/quote]I suggest you get yourself on a Bikeability course then. You actually might learn why cyclists take certain positions on the road. If there isnt space to overtake there isnt space and you simply have to wait. See rule 163 of the highway code for how it should be done.[/p][/quote]Yes wait and be held up by the **** cyclists they are a big part of the reason we have 'rush hour traffic' they think they own the road and have more rights than everyone else. Tell you what cyclists start paying road tax like every other road user and I might start considering your 'rights' thecapedcrusader69
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4:48pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Grabber says...

Cyclist and Highway code the 2 don't mix well really, ignoring red lights, riding on the path and going the wrong way up one way streets the list goes on. If you happen to hit one your presumed at fault and they have no insurance to pay for damage caused to your car.
However there is one or two decent ones on the road and I applauded them for still riding in the rain and wind as I wouldn't be out there in that.
Cyclist and Highway code the 2 don't mix well really, ignoring red lights, riding on the path and going the wrong way up one way streets the list goes on. If you happen to hit one your presumed at fault and they have no insurance to pay for damage caused to your car. However there is one or two decent ones on the road and I applauded them for still riding in the rain and wind as I wouldn't be out there in that. Grabber
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5:05pm Tue 18 Dec 12

downfader says...

thecapedcrusader69 wrote:
downfader wrote:
thecapedcrusader69 wrote:
thinkfirst wrote:
thecapedcrusader69 wrote:
good, one less cycling nightmare to get in the way and cause slow moving traffic. Maybe I'll get home on time tonight if cyclists stopped slowing the traffic flow down by riding so far into the middle of the road cars cant overtake.
what a thoroughly disgraceful comment from thecapedcrusader. Hang your head in shame. Have you ever thought how much more congested the roads would be if every cyclist was driving a car? Time to display some humanity and tolerance to your fellow human beings.
no
I suggest you get yourself on a Bikeability course then. You actually might learn why cyclists take certain positions on the road.

If there isnt space to overtake there isnt space and you simply have to wait. See rule 163 of the highway code for how it should be done.
Yes wait and be held up by the **** cyclists they are a big part of the reason we have 'rush hour traffic' they think they own the road and have more rights than everyone else. Tell you what cyclists start paying road tax like every other road user and I might start considering your 'rights'
"cyclists start paying road tax like every other road user"

What? Like these?
cyclists start paying road tax like every other road user

You're an idiot, pal. How exactly are you helping with that demonisation?
[quote][p][bold]thecapedcrusader69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]downfader[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thecapedcrusader69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thinkfirst[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thecapedcrusader69[/bold] wrote: good, one less cycling nightmare to get in the way and cause slow moving traffic. Maybe I'll get home on time tonight if cyclists stopped slowing the traffic flow down by riding so far into the middle of the road cars cant overtake.[/p][/quote]what a thoroughly disgraceful comment from thecapedcrusader. Hang your head in shame. Have you ever thought how much more congested the roads would be if every cyclist was driving a car? Time to display some humanity and tolerance to your fellow human beings.[/p][/quote]no[/p][/quote]I suggest you get yourself on a Bikeability course then. You actually might learn why cyclists take certain positions on the road. If there isnt space to overtake there isnt space and you simply have to wait. See rule 163 of the highway code for how it should be done.[/p][/quote]Yes wait and be held up by the **** cyclists they are a big part of the reason we have 'rush hour traffic' they think they own the road and have more rights than everyone else. Tell you what cyclists start paying road tax like every other road user and I might start considering your 'rights'[/p][/quote]"cyclists start paying road tax like every other road user" What? Like these? cyclists start paying road tax like every other road user You're an idiot, pal. How exactly are you helping with that demonisation? downfader
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9:07am Wed 19 Dec 12

thecapedcrusader69 says...

downfader wrote:
thecapedcrusader69 wrote:
downfader wrote:
thecapedcrusader69 wrote:
thinkfirst wrote:
thecapedcrusader69 wrote:
good, one less cycling nightmare to get in the way and cause slow moving traffic. Maybe I'll get home on time tonight if cyclists stopped slowing the traffic flow down by riding so far into the middle of the road cars cant overtake.
what a thoroughly disgraceful comment from thecapedcrusader. Hang your head in shame. Have you ever thought how much more congested the roads would be if every cyclist was driving a car? Time to display some humanity and tolerance to your fellow human beings.
no
I suggest you get yourself on a Bikeability course then. You actually might learn why cyclists take certain positions on the road.

If there isnt space to overtake there isnt space and you simply have to wait. See rule 163 of the highway code for how it should be done.
Yes wait and be held up by the **** cyclists they are a big part of the reason we have 'rush hour traffic' they think they own the road and have more rights than everyone else. Tell you what cyclists start paying road tax like every other road user and I might start considering your 'rights'
"cyclists start paying road tax like every other road user"

What? Like these?
cyclists start paying road tax like every other road user

You're an idiot, pal. How exactly are you helping with that demonisation?
Listen 'pal' nothing will change by demonstrations and protests they are a waste of time.

Not you or anyone else will change my opinion on cyclists they are bloody idiots.

I think this best sums up cyclists.

http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=rd8AkykH1
cE
[quote][p][bold]downfader[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thecapedcrusader69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]downfader[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thecapedcrusader69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thinkfirst[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thecapedcrusader69[/bold] wrote: good, one less cycling nightmare to get in the way and cause slow moving traffic. Maybe I'll get home on time tonight if cyclists stopped slowing the traffic flow down by riding so far into the middle of the road cars cant overtake.[/p][/quote]what a thoroughly disgraceful comment from thecapedcrusader. Hang your head in shame. Have you ever thought how much more congested the roads would be if every cyclist was driving a car? Time to display some humanity and tolerance to your fellow human beings.[/p][/quote]no[/p][/quote]I suggest you get yourself on a Bikeability course then. You actually might learn why cyclists take certain positions on the road. If there isnt space to overtake there isnt space and you simply have to wait. See rule 163 of the highway code for how it should be done.[/p][/quote]Yes wait and be held up by the **** cyclists they are a big part of the reason we have 'rush hour traffic' they think they own the road and have more rights than everyone else. Tell you what cyclists start paying road tax like every other road user and I might start considering your 'rights'[/p][/quote]"cyclists start paying road tax like every other road user" What? Like these? cyclists start paying road tax like every other road user You're an idiot, pal. How exactly are you helping with that demonisation?[/p][/quote]Listen 'pal' nothing will change by demonstrations and protests they are a waste of time. Not you or anyone else will change my opinion on cyclists they are bloody idiots. I think this best sums up cyclists. http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=rd8AkykH1 cE thecapedcrusader69
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1:28pm Wed 19 Dec 12

romantic says...

So, as always, it descends into a war of words between cyclist and motorist.

Cyclists may well sometimes cause drivers a certain amount of annoyance, but they are not the cause of rush-hour delays. If you´re stuck in traffic, you are part of the cause. Trying to gain 10 seconds with a dangerous overtake will get you as far as the next jam. I´m a cyclist, and try to avoid the main roads as much as possible, but the far left side is normally un-rideable due to debris etc.

Having said that, some cyclists also muddy the cause for those like me, by going through red lights, or zipping along the pavement at full pelt. I´ve seen people hit by bikes doing that.

Ultimately, we need a bit of understanding both ways. Hurling abuse each way doesn´t achieve anything.
So, as always, it descends into a war of words between cyclist and motorist. Cyclists may well sometimes cause drivers a certain amount of annoyance, but they are not the cause of rush-hour delays. If you´re stuck in traffic, you are part of the cause. Trying to gain 10 seconds with a dangerous overtake will get you as far as the next jam. I´m a cyclist, and try to avoid the main roads as much as possible, but the far left side is normally un-rideable due to debris etc. Having said that, some cyclists also muddy the cause for those like me, by going through red lights, or zipping along the pavement at full pelt. I´ve seen people hit by bikes doing that. Ultimately, we need a bit of understanding both ways. Hurling abuse each way doesn´t achieve anything. romantic
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4:33pm Wed 19 Dec 12

thinkfirst says...

Well said romantic! I completely agree with you.
Well said romantic! I completely agree with you. thinkfirst
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7:36pm Wed 19 Dec 12

downfader says...

I notice my link has been removed (and the post poorly reconstructed). Google "ipayroadtax" and look at the information there. They did a very good article on the many other vehicles that dont pay this mysterious "road tax".

Romantic - I agree with you. Though I dont see why any of us law-abiding cyclists should take the flack for the bad, or that any of us should allow ourselves to be abused for our legal right to the road.
I notice my link has been removed (and the post poorly reconstructed). Google "ipayroadtax" and look at the information there. They did a very good article on the many other vehicles that dont pay this mysterious "road tax". Romantic - I agree with you. Though I dont see why any of us law-abiding cyclists should take the flack for the bad, or that any of us should allow ourselves to be abused for our legal right to the road. downfader
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