Road closed after cyclist suffers head injuries in crash

Daily Echo: Road closed after cyclist suffers head injuries in crash Road closed after cyclist suffers head injuries in crash

A BUSY Hampshire road has now reopened after a cyclist received head injuries after being struck by a car.

Both directions of Ashley Road, in New Milton, near to the scene of the accident at the junction of Kings Road, had been closed following the incident at 10.30am while a crash investigation was carried out. 

Police say a man in his mid 40s is being treated in hospital for non life threatening head injuries. The driver of the silver Ford Fusion which was in collision with the cyclists was unhurt. 
 

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3:01pm Sat 10 Nov 12

ohec says...

Not surprising the standard of some peoples driving is frightening, i have just returned from Eastleigh where a woman must have gone down Market St the wrong way then realised her error and tried to turn the car round and getting stuck across the road and unable to complete the manoeuvre, crowds gathered and the traffic built up she asked a man to get her car out in the end, now as funny a spectacle as it was it is frightening to think that we are all sharing the roads with people like that, so all of those people with a silver Astra was it you was it your wife if so a copy of the highway code and some driving lessons are in order.
I am not implying that the motorist was to blame for the accident above just a general comment on driving standards.
Not surprising the standard of some peoples driving is frightening, i have just returned from Eastleigh where a woman must have gone down Market St the wrong way then realised her error and tried to turn the car round and getting stuck across the road and unable to complete the manoeuvre, crowds gathered and the traffic built up she asked a man to get her car out in the end, now as funny a spectacle as it was it is frightening to think that we are all sharing the roads with people like that, so all of those people with a silver Astra was it you was it your wife if so a copy of the highway code and some driving lessons are in order. I am not implying that the motorist was to blame for the accident above just a general comment on driving standards. ohec

3:54pm Sat 10 Nov 12

Sir Ad E Noid says...

ohec wrote:
Not surprising the standard of some peoples driving is frightening, i have just returned from Eastleigh where a woman must have gone down Market St the wrong way then realised her error and tried to turn the car round and getting stuck across the road and unable to complete the manoeuvre, crowds gathered and the traffic built up she asked a man to get her car out in the end, now as funny a spectacle as it was it is frightening to think that we are all sharing the roads with people like that, so all of those people with a silver Astra was it you was it your wife if so a copy of the highway code and some driving lessons are in order.
I am not implying that the motorist was to blame for the accident above just a general comment on driving standards.
I was at the traffic lights by Solent University last night at 17:30. A cyclist, crossed the junction when the lights against him were at red. The traffic was horrendous. How idiots like him survive the journey home is beyond me. Like Ohec, I am not apportioning blame in this incident, why do we not have more major RTIs?
[quote][p][bold]ohec[/bold] wrote: Not surprising the standard of some peoples driving is frightening, i have just returned from Eastleigh where a woman must have gone down Market St the wrong way then realised her error and tried to turn the car round and getting stuck across the road and unable to complete the manoeuvre, crowds gathered and the traffic built up she asked a man to get her car out in the end, now as funny a spectacle as it was it is frightening to think that we are all sharing the roads with people like that, so all of those people with a silver Astra was it you was it your wife if so a copy of the highway code and some driving lessons are in order. I am not implying that the motorist was to blame for the accident above just a general comment on driving standards.[/p][/quote]I was at the traffic lights by Solent University last night at 17:30. A cyclist, crossed the junction when the lights against him were at red. The traffic was horrendous. How idiots like him survive the journey home is beyond me. Like Ohec, I am not apportioning blame in this incident, why do we not have more major RTIs? Sir Ad E Noid

4:23pm Sat 10 Nov 12

gladbachsaint says...

In light of all the high profile cycle accidents recently we have heard the pro cycling campaigners banging on about how bad car drivers are and how dangerous the roads are for them but not one person mentioned the fact that the only road users who do not need to pass a test are cyclists.
Whilst you can't blame them for all accidents they are responsible for some of them. When will they be required to take training and a test?
In light of all the high profile cycle accidents recently we have heard the pro cycling campaigners banging on about how bad car drivers are and how dangerous the roads are for them but not one person mentioned the fact that the only road users who do not need to pass a test are cyclists. Whilst you can't blame them for all accidents they are responsible for some of them. When will they be required to take training and a test? gladbachsaint

6:22pm Sat 10 Nov 12

Ginger_cyclist says...

gladbachsaint wrote:
In light of all the high profile cycle accidents recently we have heard the pro cycling campaigners banging on about how bad car drivers are and how dangerous the roads are for them but not one person mentioned the fact that the only road users who do not need to pass a test are cyclists.
Whilst you can't blame them for all accidents they are responsible for some of them. When will they be required to take training and a test?
Probably never but as a well behaved cyclist myself, I think it would be a good idea to make bikeability (The non-compulsory, government backed cycle training) a mandatory core subject for school children throughout their school lives, make it a part of P.E, I mean it's well known that it's better to educate people at a young age rather than later in life, it would also help with the growing weight problem the country is seeing in school children, it would also hopefully create future generations that are super aware of dangers on the road and who will obey traffic rules. I do hope the cyclist involved in this most recent incident makes a quick recovery and that they can find out who caused it though I feel I am a bit biased on my opinion.
[quote][p][bold]gladbachsaint[/bold] wrote: In light of all the high profile cycle accidents recently we have heard the pro cycling campaigners banging on about how bad car drivers are and how dangerous the roads are for them but not one person mentioned the fact that the only road users who do not need to pass a test are cyclists. Whilst you can't blame them for all accidents they are responsible for some of them. When will they be required to take training and a test?[/p][/quote]Probably never but as a well behaved cyclist myself, I think it would be a good idea to make bikeability (The non-compulsory, government backed cycle training) a mandatory core subject for school children throughout their school lives, make it a part of P.E, I mean it's well known that it's better to educate people at a young age rather than later in life, it would also help with the growing weight problem the country is seeing in school children, it would also hopefully create future generations that are super aware of dangers on the road and who will obey traffic rules. I do hope the cyclist involved in this most recent incident makes a quick recovery and that they can find out who caused it though I feel I am a bit biased on my opinion. Ginger_cyclist

8:02pm Sat 10 Nov 12

dango says...

gladbachsaint wrote:
In light of all the high profile cycle accidents recently we have heard the pro cycling campaigners banging on about how bad car drivers are and how dangerous the roads are for them but not one person mentioned the fact that the only road users who do not need to pass a test are cyclists.
Whilst you can't blame them for all accidents they are responsible for some of them. When will they be required to take training and a test?
horse riders?
[quote][p][bold]gladbachsaint[/bold] wrote: In light of all the high profile cycle accidents recently we have heard the pro cycling campaigners banging on about how bad car drivers are and how dangerous the roads are for them but not one person mentioned the fact that the only road users who do not need to pass a test are cyclists. Whilst you can't blame them for all accidents they are responsible for some of them. When will they be required to take training and a test?[/p][/quote]horse riders? dango

8:02pm Sat 10 Nov 12

mooky9 says...

I do not know any circumstances of this incident but thought I would comment on the above ones...

Bottom line is SOME cyclists think they have a god given right to go where they want and be damned with the traffic signs and lights, they ignore cycle lanes and think because they area saving the world from pollution then everyone should get out of their way...

AND SOME car/bus/van drivers think that cylces have no rights on the road as they don't pay taxes, go to slow and hinder them getting from A - B. As such tye think they don't need to show them any respects, get too close and cause accidents.

I like the idea of educating the young to help sort this issue out and make everyone safer but until each group gets off their high horses and sorts the issues out then you will continue to have accidents like this.
I do not know any circumstances of this incident but thought I would comment on the above ones... Bottom line is SOME cyclists think they have a god given right to go where they want and be damned with the traffic signs and lights, they ignore cycle lanes and think because they area saving the world from pollution then everyone should get out of their way... AND SOME car/bus/van drivers think that cylces have no rights on the road as they don't pay taxes, go to slow and hinder them getting from A - B. As such tye think they don't need to show them any respects, get too close and cause accidents. I like the idea of educating the young to help sort this issue out and make everyone safer but until each group gets off their high horses and sorts the issues out then you will continue to have accidents like this. mooky9

8:11pm Sat 10 Nov 12

Ginger_cyclist says...

mooky9 wrote:
I do not know any circumstances of this incident but thought I would comment on the above ones...

Bottom line is SOME cyclists think they have a god given right to go where they want and be damned with the traffic signs and lights, they ignore cycle lanes and think because they area saving the world from pollution then everyone should get out of their way...

AND SOME car/bus/van drivers think that cylces have no rights on the road as they don't pay taxes, go to slow and hinder them getting from A - B. As such tye think they don't need to show them any respects, get too close and cause accidents.

I like the idea of educating the young to help sort this issue out and make everyone safer but until each group gets off their high horses and sorts the issues out then you will continue to have accidents like this.
Round of applauds to mooky who has just spoken the painfully obvious truth that minorities from both sides are as much to blame as the other.
[quote][p][bold]mooky9[/bold] wrote: I do not know any circumstances of this incident but thought I would comment on the above ones... Bottom line is SOME cyclists think they have a god given right to go where they want and be damned with the traffic signs and lights, they ignore cycle lanes and think because they area saving the world from pollution then everyone should get out of their way... AND SOME car/bus/van drivers think that cylces have no rights on the road as they don't pay taxes, go to slow and hinder them getting from A - B. As such tye think they don't need to show them any respects, get too close and cause accidents. I like the idea of educating the young to help sort this issue out and make everyone safer but until each group gets off their high horses and sorts the issues out then you will continue to have accidents like this.[/p][/quote]Round of applauds to mooky who has just spoken the painfully obvious truth that minorities from both sides are as much to blame as the other. Ginger_cyclist

8:34pm Sat 10 Nov 12

downfader says...

gladbachsaint wrote:
In light of all the high profile cycle accidents recently we have heard the pro cycling campaigners banging on about how bad car drivers are and how dangerous the roads are for them but not one person mentioned the fact that the only road users who do not need to pass a test are cyclists.
Whilst you can't blame them for all accidents they are responsible for some of them. When will they be required to take training and a test?
There wont be an obligatory test. Just as there wont be an obligatory pedestrian test.

The statistical risk to others, as well as the causality of actual collisions has to be taken into account when changing law.

These links provide more information as to who is at risk and who is causing it:

http://www.bbc.co.uk
/news/uk-15975720

http://www.bbc.co.uk
/news/business-19746
515

http://www.bbc.co.uk
/news/uk-politics-20
090458

http://road.cc/conte
nt/news/12065-report
-dft-casualty-stats-
says-cyclists-not-bl
ame-93-cent-cases

Cycling campaigners are not against motorists, they are motorists in the main, but things have been going wrong for many years and the litmus test to this is the fact that cycling levels have hovered around the 2% share for 30+ years when realistically they should have increased.

Ask not why cyclists are exempt, but why motorists have been compelled.

Then ask why everytime we have a report of a collision involving cyclists people like yourself feel the need to bleet all over the story. Would you do the same on a story of a young driver who had sustained a head injury?
[quote][p][bold]gladbachsaint[/bold] wrote: In light of all the high profile cycle accidents recently we have heard the pro cycling campaigners banging on about how bad car drivers are and how dangerous the roads are for them but not one person mentioned the fact that the only road users who do not need to pass a test are cyclists. Whilst you can't blame them for all accidents they are responsible for some of them. When will they be required to take training and a test?[/p][/quote]There wont be an obligatory test. Just as there wont be an obligatory pedestrian test. The statistical risk to others, as well as the causality of actual collisions has to be taken into account when changing law. These links provide more information as to who is at risk and who is causing it: http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/uk-15975720 http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/business-19746 515 http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/uk-politics-20 090458 http://road.cc/conte nt/news/12065-report -dft-casualty-stats- says-cyclists-not-bl ame-93-cent-cases Cycling campaigners are not against motorists, they are motorists in the main, but things have been going wrong for many years and the litmus test to this is the fact that cycling levels have hovered around the 2% share for 30+ years when realistically they should have increased. Ask not why cyclists are exempt, but why motorists have been compelled. Then ask why everytime we have a report of a collision involving cyclists people like yourself feel the need to bleet all over the story. Would you do the same on a story of a young driver who had sustained a head injury? downfader

8:53pm Sat 10 Nov 12

wizard says...

Some great posts and as downfader says would you mention anything if it was a car accident? Bringing back cycling proficiency would be a great idea! a test would just be unforceable! also drivers need more education, their impatience is just astounding! to gain a few extra seconds you risk someones life! think about it!

And before anyone starts bleeting roads are paid for by general taxation not motorists! we all have a right to use the roads

I hope the fella involved makes a swift recovery!
Some great posts and as downfader says would you mention anything if it was a car accident? Bringing back cycling proficiency would be a great idea! a test would just be unforceable! also drivers need more education, their impatience is just astounding! to gain a few extra seconds you risk someones life! think about it! And before anyone starts bleeting roads are paid for by general taxation not motorists! we all have a right to use the roads I hope the fella involved makes a swift recovery! wizard

9:14pm Sat 10 Nov 12

downfader says...

wizard wrote:
Some great posts and as downfader says would you mention anything if it was a car accident? Bringing back cycling proficiency would be a great idea! a test would just be unforceable! also drivers need more education, their impatience is just astounding! to gain a few extra seconds you risk someones life! think about it!

And before anyone starts bleeting roads are paid for by general taxation not motorists! we all have a right to use the roads

I hope the fella involved makes a swift recovery!
I think its an appropriate time to mention that cycling proficiency still happens. Thesedays its called Bikeability and is much, much more advanced. The Government provides £11m for schools to run it.

Its not very much money, its spread too thinly. Sustrans, CTC and British Cycling all have asked Government to make Bikeability a formal part of the curriculum.
[quote][p][bold]wizard[/bold] wrote: Some great posts and as downfader says would you mention anything if it was a car accident? Bringing back cycling proficiency would be a great idea! a test would just be unforceable! also drivers need more education, their impatience is just astounding! to gain a few extra seconds you risk someones life! think about it! And before anyone starts bleeting roads are paid for by general taxation not motorists! we all have a right to use the roads I hope the fella involved makes a swift recovery![/p][/quote]I think its an appropriate time to mention that cycling proficiency still happens. Thesedays its called Bikeability and is much, much more advanced. The Government provides £11m for schools to run it. Its not very much money, its spread too thinly. Sustrans, CTC and British Cycling all have asked Government to make Bikeability a formal part of the curriculum. downfader

10:58pm Sat 10 Nov 12

IronLady2010 says...

mooky9 wrote:
I do not know any circumstances of this incident but thought I would comment on the above ones...

Bottom line is SOME cyclists think they have a god given right to go where they want and be damned with the traffic signs and lights, they ignore cycle lanes and think because they area saving the world from pollution then everyone should get out of their way...

AND SOME car/bus/van drivers think that cylces have no rights on the road as they don't pay taxes, go to slow and hinder them getting from A - B. As such tye think they don't need to show them any respects, get too close and cause accidents.

I like the idea of educating the young to help sort this issue out and make everyone safer but until each group gets off their high horses and sorts the issues out then you will continue to have accidents like this.
I would change SOME to MOST.
[quote][p][bold]mooky9[/bold] wrote: I do not know any circumstances of this incident but thought I would comment on the above ones... Bottom line is SOME cyclists think they have a god given right to go where they want and be damned with the traffic signs and lights, they ignore cycle lanes and think because they area saving the world from pollution then everyone should get out of their way... AND SOME car/bus/van drivers think that cylces have no rights on the road as they don't pay taxes, go to slow and hinder them getting from A - B. As such tye think they don't need to show them any respects, get too close and cause accidents. I like the idea of educating the young to help sort this issue out and make everyone safer but until each group gets off their high horses and sorts the issues out then you will continue to have accidents like this.[/p][/quote]I would change SOME to MOST. IronLady2010

11:14pm Sat 10 Nov 12

Ginger_cyclist says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
mooky9 wrote:
I do not know any circumstances of this incident but thought I would comment on the above ones...

Bottom line is SOME cyclists think they have a god given right to go where they want and be damned with the traffic signs and lights, they ignore cycle lanes and think because they area saving the world from pollution then everyone should get out of their way...

AND SOME car/bus/van drivers think that cylces have no rights on the road as they don't pay taxes, go to slow and hinder them getting from A - B. As such tye think they don't need to show them any respects, get too close and cause accidents.

I like the idea of educating the young to help sort this issue out and make everyone safer but until each group gets off their high horses and sorts the issues out then you will continue to have accidents like this.
I would change SOME to MOST.
Actually I'd change it to A MINORITY.
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mooky9[/bold] wrote: I do not know any circumstances of this incident but thought I would comment on the above ones... Bottom line is SOME cyclists think they have a god given right to go where they want and be damned with the traffic signs and lights, they ignore cycle lanes and think because they area saving the world from pollution then everyone should get out of their way... AND SOME car/bus/van drivers think that cylces have no rights on the road as they don't pay taxes, go to slow and hinder them getting from A - B. As such tye think they don't need to show them any respects, get too close and cause accidents. I like the idea of educating the young to help sort this issue out and make everyone safer but until each group gets off their high horses and sorts the issues out then you will continue to have accidents like this.[/p][/quote]I would change SOME to MOST.[/p][/quote]Actually I'd change it to A MINORITY. Ginger_cyclist

9:01am Sun 11 Nov 12

downfader says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
mooky9 wrote:
I do not know any circumstances of this incident but thought I would comment on the above ones...

Bottom line is SOME cyclists think they have a god given right to go where they want and be damned with the traffic signs and lights, they ignore cycle lanes and think because they area saving the world from pollution then everyone should get out of their way...

AND SOME car/bus/van drivers think that cylces have no rights on the road as they don't pay taxes, go to slow and hinder them getting from A - B. As such tye think they don't need to show them any respects, get too close and cause accidents.

I like the idea of educating the young to help sort this issue out and make everyone safer but until each group gets off their high horses and sorts the issues out then you will continue to have accidents like this.
I would change SOME to MOST.
And I would change you into a frog ;-)
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mooky9[/bold] wrote: I do not know any circumstances of this incident but thought I would comment on the above ones... Bottom line is SOME cyclists think they have a god given right to go where they want and be damned with the traffic signs and lights, they ignore cycle lanes and think because they area saving the world from pollution then everyone should get out of their way... AND SOME car/bus/van drivers think that cylces have no rights on the road as they don't pay taxes, go to slow and hinder them getting from A - B. As such tye think they don't need to show them any respects, get too close and cause accidents. I like the idea of educating the young to help sort this issue out and make everyone safer but until each group gets off their high horses and sorts the issues out then you will continue to have accidents like this.[/p][/quote]I would change SOME to MOST.[/p][/quote]And I would change you into a frog ;-) downfader

10:04am Sun 11 Nov 12

Ginger_cyclist says...

downfader wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
mooky9 wrote:
I do not know any circumstances of this incident but thought I would comment on the above ones...

Bottom line is SOME cyclists think they have a god given right to go where they want and be damned with the traffic signs and lights, they ignore cycle lanes and think because they area saving the world from pollution then everyone should get out of their way...

AND SOME car/bus/van drivers think that cylces have no rights on the road as they don't pay taxes, go to slow and hinder them getting from A - B. As such tye think they don't need to show them any respects, get too close and cause accidents.

I like the idea of educating the young to help sort this issue out and make everyone safer but until each group gets off their high horses and sorts the issues out then you will continue to have accidents like this.
I would change SOME to MOST.
And I would change you into a frog ;-)
Be fair to frogs, change ironlady into a toad. ;)
[quote][p][bold]downfader[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mooky9[/bold] wrote: I do not know any circumstances of this incident but thought I would comment on the above ones... Bottom line is SOME cyclists think they have a god given right to go where they want and be damned with the traffic signs and lights, they ignore cycle lanes and think because they area saving the world from pollution then everyone should get out of their way... AND SOME car/bus/van drivers think that cylces have no rights on the road as they don't pay taxes, go to slow and hinder them getting from A - B. As such tye think they don't need to show them any respects, get too close and cause accidents. I like the idea of educating the young to help sort this issue out and make everyone safer but until each group gets off their high horses and sorts the issues out then you will continue to have accidents like this.[/p][/quote]I would change SOME to MOST.[/p][/quote]And I would change you into a frog ;-)[/p][/quote]Be fair to frogs, change ironlady into a toad. ;) Ginger_cyclist

2:11pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Niel says...

downfader wrote:
gladbachsaint wrote:
In light of all the high profile cycle accidents recently we have heard the pro cycling campaigners banging on about how bad car drivers are and how dangerous the roads are for them but not one person mentioned the fact that the only road users who do not need to pass a test are cyclists.
Whilst you can't blame them for all accidents they are responsible for some of them. When will they be required to take training and a test?
There wont be an obligatory test. Just as there wont be an obligatory pedestrian test.

The statistical risk to others, as well as the causality of actual collisions has to be taken into account when changing law.

These links provide more information as to who is at risk and who is causing it:

http://www.bbc.co.uk

/news/uk-15975720

http://www.bbc.co.uk

/news/business-19746

515

http://www.bbc.co.uk

/news/uk-politics-20

090458

http://road.cc/conte

nt/news/12065-report

-dft-casualty-stats-

says-cyclists-not-bl

ame-93-cent-cases

Cycling campaigners are not against motorists, they are motorists in the main, but things have been going wrong for many years and the litmus test to this is the fact that cycling levels have hovered around the 2% share for 30+ years when realistically they should have increased.

Ask not why cyclists are exempt, but why motorists have been compelled.

Then ask why everytime we have a report of a collision involving cyclists people like yourself feel the need to bleet all over the story. Would you do the same on a story of a young driver who had sustained a head injury?
And some of the worst driving I've observed has been by those driving cars with bicycles loaded on the car, or with cycle rack fittings clearly visible.

Selfish road users are a danger to others.
[quote][p][bold]downfader[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gladbachsaint[/bold] wrote: In light of all the high profile cycle accidents recently we have heard the pro cycling campaigners banging on about how bad car drivers are and how dangerous the roads are for them but not one person mentioned the fact that the only road users who do not need to pass a test are cyclists. Whilst you can't blame them for all accidents they are responsible for some of them. When will they be required to take training and a test?[/p][/quote]There wont be an obligatory test. Just as there wont be an obligatory pedestrian test. The statistical risk to others, as well as the causality of actual collisions has to be taken into account when changing law. These links provide more information as to who is at risk and who is causing it: http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/uk-15975720 http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/business-19746 515 http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/uk-politics-20 090458 http://road.cc/conte nt/news/12065-report -dft-casualty-stats- says-cyclists-not-bl ame-93-cent-cases Cycling campaigners are not against motorists, they are motorists in the main, but things have been going wrong for many years and the litmus test to this is the fact that cycling levels have hovered around the 2% share for 30+ years when realistically they should have increased. Ask not why cyclists are exempt, but why motorists have been compelled. Then ask why everytime we have a report of a collision involving cyclists people like yourself feel the need to bleet all over the story. Would you do the same on a story of a young driver who had sustained a head injury?[/p][/quote]And some of the worst driving I've observed has been by those driving cars with bicycles loaded on the car, or with cycle rack fittings clearly visible. Selfish road users are a danger to others. Niel

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