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Warning following car and bike crash
1:28pm Saturday 28th July 2012 in News
CYCLISTS have been warned to take care after a collision between a bike and a car.
A 20-year-old man collided with the car while on his way to work on Friday morning.
The cyclist was at the junction of Broadlands Way and Havering Close, Colchester, and was cutting across the pavement to turn right when he was knocked off and hit the bonnet.
He was taken to Colchester General Hospital with minor leg injuries and was discharged the same day.
PC Matt Noone, who investigated the collision said: "The driver of the car told me that her husband had previously been involved in a collision when a cyclist completed a similar manoeuvre and bounced off their car's windscreen.
“She told me that a number of cyclists use the junction as a short cut through to the Cowdray Avenue industrial park and that there have been many near misses."
He added: "I urge all cyclists and road users to take particular care at this junction, and to always make sure that their cycles are roadworthy and safe to use.”
A 20-year-old man has been reported for dangerous cycling.
Essex Police said a file has been submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service.