Cyclist hurt in town centre accident

Cyclist hurt in town centre accident

Cyclist hurt in town centre accident

First published in News

A CYCLIST has been seriously injured after an accident on Southway.

It is believed the cyclist has fallen 15 feet off the road into a subway.

The cyclist has been flown by air ambulance to Colchester General Hospital.

Police are investigating the incident.

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2:50pm Thu 14 Mar 13

HARRY438 says...

I wonder if it was the one that was racing along Old Heath/Military Road about 12 ish? He was wearing a black leather jacket & was going like stink. I managed to get by him on the Grenadier bend but he caught me up on the nearside on St.Bots/Southway roundabout. I lost him on the straight,but that guy was on a mission.
PS. I was in a car btw.
I wonder if it was the one that was racing along Old Heath/Military Road about 12 ish? He was wearing a black leather jacket & was going like stink. I managed to get by him on the Grenadier bend but he caught me up on the nearside on St.Bots/Southway roundabout. I lost him on the straight,but that guy was on a mission. PS. I was in a car btw. HARRY438
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3:20pm Thu 14 Mar 13

hughie-s says...

Harry looks as if you may be a witness
The traffic camera on Southway shows two cars parked by subway from St Johns Green with yellow jackets in subway.


Second accident involving cyclist going into the subway there.
Harry looks as if you may be a witness The traffic camera on Southway shows two cars parked by subway from St Johns Green with yellow jackets in subway. Second accident involving cyclist going into the subway there. hughie-s
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3:51pm Thu 14 Mar 13

Ritchie_Hicks says...

HARRY438 wrote:
I wonder if it was the one that was racing along Old Heath/Military Road about 12 ish? He was wearing a black leather jacket & was going like stink. I managed to get by him on the Grenadier bend but he caught me up on the nearside on St.Bots/Southway roundabout. I lost him on the straight,but that guy was on a mission.
PS. I was in a car btw.
Apparently it happened not long after 12, so you may well be right.

I understand the subway in question is the one at St John's Green/Abbey Gate Street.
[quote][p][bold]HARRY438[/bold] wrote: I wonder if it was the one that was racing along Old Heath/Military Road about 12 ish? He was wearing a black leather jacket & was going like stink. I managed to get by him on the Grenadier bend but he caught me up on the nearside on St.Bots/Southway roundabout. I lost him on the straight,but that guy was on a mission. PS. I was in a car btw.[/p][/quote]Apparently it happened not long after 12, so you may well be right. I understand the subway in question is the one at St John's Green/Abbey Gate Street. Ritchie_Hicks
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5:01pm Thu 14 Mar 13

hughie-s says...

Elsewhere reported that happened at 1240 and cyclist is aged 70.
Elsewhere reported that happened at 1240 and cyclist is aged 70. hughie-s
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7:18pm Thu 14 Mar 13

HARRY438 says...

No way, this was a stocky fit young guy with black cropped hair. I wondered how he could go so fast in such cold weather.
No way, this was a stocky fit young guy with black cropped hair. I wondered how he could go so fast in such cold weather. HARRY438
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7:27pm Thu 14 Mar 13

HARRY438 says...

Just read the eadt report ,the time was right but it was a different bike. My one had cleared the subway at speed the last time I saw him. Hope the old guy pulls thru.
Just read the eadt report ,the time was right but it was a different bike. My one had cleared the subway at speed the last time I saw him. Hope the old guy pulls thru. HARRY438
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11:01pm Thu 14 Mar 13

ColuTrev says...

Hasn't this happened before ?
Hasn't this happened before ? ColuTrev
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2:05am Fri 15 Mar 13

Boris says...

ColuTrev wrote:
Hasn't this happened before ?
Yes, about 2 years ago. It was a young man at that time, and he ended up in hospital. I don't think we heard the outcome.
[quote][p][bold]ColuTrev[/bold] wrote: Hasn't this happened before ?[/p][/quote]Yes, about 2 years ago. It was a young man at that time, and he ended up in hospital. I don't think we heard the outcome. Boris
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7:20am Fri 15 Mar 13

Joker50 says...

Time to ban cycles
Time to ban cycles Joker50
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10:17am Fri 15 Mar 13

icecoolmark says...

20 foot fall or 15 foot fall? Make your minds up!
20 foot fall or 15 foot fall? Make your minds up! icecoolmark
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1:15pm Fri 15 Mar 13

TheCaptain says...

Just seen a photo and can't quiet work out how that could have happened. Surely the wall should have stopped him.

Just lucky that no one was below.
Just seen a photo and can't quiet work out how that could have happened. Surely the wall should have stopped him. Just lucky that no one was below. TheCaptain
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