Cyclist fights for life after accident closes B3347 near Ringwood

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior News and Video Reporter

A CYCLIST is today fighting for her life following a serious collision with a motorcyclist on a Hampshire road.

Police have closed the Ringwood to Christchurch B3347 road after the incident just before 3pm yesterday.

Emergency services were called to the scene after the woman, aged in her thirties, was in collision with the male motorcyclist aged in his forties.

Police say the woman suffered “life-threatening injuries” and the motorcyclist suffered “serious” injuries in the collision and both are now being treated in hospital.

The road has now been shut between Anna Lane and Dragon Lane near Ringwood and is likely to remain closed until after 6.30pm.

A police spokesman said officers still wanted to speak to witnesses who may have seen the collision.

“Police remain keen to speak to another witness who is believed to be a motorcyclist who was riding nearby at the time,” he said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Totton Roads Policing Unit on 101 or 0845 045 4545 quoting Operation Buttonwood.

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9:25pm Sat 5 Jun 10

derek james says...

bicycles are so dangerous, especially on country roads
bicycles are so dangerous, especially on country roads derek james
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11:25pm Sat 5 Jun 10

Niel says...

derek james wrote:
bicycles are so dangerous, especially on country roads
Na, its the riders that are dangerous, same for the P2Ws. I wonder if she was on the phone/ipod and not paying attention? Much though I hate over loud exhausts, some modern P2Wers are TOO quiet...

Either way lets hope they both recover and whomever is at fault is suitably dealt with!
[quote][p][bold]derek james[/bold] wrote: bicycles are so dangerous, especially on country roads[/p][/quote]Na, its the riders that are dangerous, same for the P2Ws. I wonder if she was on the phone/ipod and not paying attention? Much though I hate over loud exhausts, some modern P2Wers are TOO quiet... Either way lets hope they both recover and whomever is at fault is suitably dealt with! Niel
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1:28pm Sun 6 Jun 10

downfader says...

Theres not enough info here to justify conjecture and there could be any number of reasons for the collision.
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Cycles, just as cars and motorcycles are not dangerous in themselves, neither are roads - it is the actions or inactions of it's user that cause us the problems.
Theres not enough info here to justify conjecture and there could be any number of reasons for the collision. . Cycles, just as cars and motorcycles are not dangerous in themselves, neither are roads - it is the actions or inactions of it's user that cause us the problems. downfader
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2:27pm Sun 6 Jun 10

Reality-man says...

Niel wrote:
derek james wrote: bicycles are so dangerous, especially on country roads
Na, its the riders that are dangerous, same for the P2Ws. I wonder if she was on the phone/ipod and not paying attention? Much though I hate over loud exhausts, some modern P2Wers are TOO quiet... Either way lets hope they both recover and whomever is at fault is suitably dealt with!
It always makes me laugh that people like you two feel the need to make such comments when you have no idea what happened!!! Nice sweeping generalizations too....fools!
[quote][p][bold]Niel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]derek james[/bold] wrote: bicycles are so dangerous, especially on country roads[/p][/quote]Na, its the riders that are dangerous, same for the P2Ws. I wonder if she was on the phone/ipod and not paying attention? Much though I hate over loud exhausts, some modern P2Wers are TOO quiet... Either way lets hope they both recover and whomever is at fault is suitably dealt with![/p][/quote]It always makes me laugh that people like you two feel the need to make such comments when you have no idea what happened!!! Nice sweeping generalizations too....fools! Reality-man
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4:20pm Sun 6 Jun 10

Midwife1 says...

Speedy Recovery to both the cyclist and Motorcyclist!!
Speedy Recovery to both the cyclist and Motorcyclist!! Midwife1
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5:09pm Sun 6 Jun 10

StEmmosfire says...

downfader wrote:
Theres not enough info here to justify conjecture and there could be any number of reasons for the collision. . Cycles, just as cars and motorcycles are not dangerous in themselves, neither are roads - it is the actions or inactions of it's user that cause us the problems.
Well said, but I would say there are some dangerous/hazardous roads and at these locations there should be an adequate cycle way (I empathise adequate too) to not only protect cyclist but motorists too.
[quote][p][bold]downfader[/bold] wrote: Theres not enough info here to justify conjecture and there could be any number of reasons for the collision. . Cycles, just as cars and motorcycles are not dangerous in themselves, neither are roads - it is the actions or inactions of it's user that cause us the problems.[/p][/quote]Well said, but I would say there are some dangerous/hazardous roads and at these locations there should be an adequate cycle way (I empathise adequate too) to not only protect cyclist but motorists too. StEmmosfire
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5:27pm Sun 6 Jun 10

Atpost says...

StEmmosfire wrote:
downfader wrote: Theres not enough info here to justify conjecture and there could be any number of reasons for the collision. . Cycles, just as cars and motorcycles are not dangerous in themselves, neither are roads - it is the actions or inactions of it's user that cause us the problems.
Well said, but I would say there are some dangerous/hazardous roads and at these locations there should be an adequate cycle way (I empathise adequate too) to not only protect cyclist but motorists too.
There is no such thing as a dangerous road.
We have a good set of codes and laws which, if followed, would ensure that the only accidents were caused by mechanical failure or natures intervention (like a dog running out)
[quote][p][bold]StEmmosfire[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]downfader[/bold] wrote: Theres not enough info here to justify conjecture and there could be any number of reasons for the collision. . Cycles, just as cars and motorcycles are not dangerous in themselves, neither are roads - it is the actions or inactions of it's user that cause us the problems.[/p][/quote]Well said, but I would say there are some dangerous/hazardous roads and at these locations there should be an adequate cycle way (I empathise adequate too) to not only protect cyclist but motorists too.[/p][/quote]There is no such thing as a dangerous road. We have a good set of codes and laws which, if followed, would ensure that the only accidents were caused by mechanical failure or natures intervention (like a dog running out) Atpost
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5:56pm Sun 6 Jun 10

downfader says...

StEmmosfire wrote:
downfader wrote: Theres not enough info here to justify conjecture and there could be any number of reasons for the collision. . Cycles, just as cars and motorcycles are not dangerous in themselves, neither are roads - it is the actions or inactions of it's user that cause us the problems.
Well said, but I would say there are some dangerous/hazardous roads and at these locations there should be an adequate cycle way (I empathise adequate too) to not only protect cyclist but motorists too.
Usually you can mitigate hazards - slowing down near junctions and bends in the roads a little... Plan an escape route by reading the road up ahead.. taking the time to analyse the traffic before pulling out. Thats not to say others will, obviously.
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However I think some make too much of cycle facilities as if it will cure these situations. Theres lots of stats on the CTC website to show that its not that clear cut and a few more hazards seem to present themselves. Offroad facilities have the hazard of vehicles exiting driveways, or being secluded in the case of some of the more scenic routes....
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....anyway I'm rambling now so I'll just add I hope both pull through ok.
[quote][p][bold]StEmmosfire[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]downfader[/bold] wrote: Theres not enough info here to justify conjecture and there could be any number of reasons for the collision. . Cycles, just as cars and motorcycles are not dangerous in themselves, neither are roads - it is the actions or inactions of it's user that cause us the problems.[/p][/quote]Well said, but I would say there are some dangerous/hazardous roads and at these locations there should be an adequate cycle way (I empathise adequate too) to not only protect cyclist but motorists too.[/p][/quote]Usually you can mitigate hazards - slowing down near junctions and bends in the roads a little... Plan an escape route by reading the road up ahead.. taking the time to analyse the traffic before pulling out. Thats not to say others will, obviously. . However I think some make too much of cycle facilities as if it will cure these situations. Theres lots of stats on the CTC website to show that its not that clear cut and a few more hazards seem to present themselves. Offroad facilities have the hazard of vehicles exiting driveways, or being secluded in the case of some of the more scenic routes.... . ....anyway I'm rambling now so I'll just add I hope both pull through ok. downfader
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8:06pm Sun 6 Jun 10

romsonain says...

Hello,

Both parties (of which I am one) are a lot better and the headline-grabbing comments on the site fortunately prove to be unfounded. Can I please pass on my very best wishes and thoughts to the cyclist
Hello, Both parties (of which I am one) are a lot better and the headline-grabbing comments on the site fortunately prove to be unfounded. Can I please pass on my very best wishes and thoughts to the cyclist romsonain
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9:55pm Sun 6 Jun 10

derek james says...

actually i wasn't commenting on this accident (as anyone with a molecule of intelligence might gather) but making a general statement as i've been knocked off a cycle twice in the last year through no fault of my own and i think national statistics bear this out "cycling is dangerous"
actually i wasn't commenting on this accident (as anyone with a molecule of intelligence might gather) but making a general statement as i've been knocked off a cycle twice in the last year through no fault of my own and i think national statistics bear this out "cycling is dangerous" derek james
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10:50pm Sun 6 Jun 10

downfader says...

derek james wrote:
actually i wasn't commenting on this accident (as anyone with a molecule of intelligence might gather) but making a general statement as i've been knocked off a cycle twice in the last year through no fault of my own and i think national statistics bear this out "cycling is dangerous"
Not quite. We dont know how many people cycle as a grand total nationally so theres no means of establishing the true percentages.
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In fact, if you had read your national stats properly you would have seen that there are almost as many accidents in city centres, and the "country" stats also include offroading on mountain bike routes and park riding accidents away from motorised traffic.
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Cycling is not dangerous. As I said earlier it is our actions and the actions of others that make situations dangerous.
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"Molecule of intelligence" LMAO!!! Its "modicum" aint it? Didnt think you could attribute intelligence in molecules. :-)
[quote][p][bold]derek james[/bold] wrote: actually i wasn't commenting on this accident (as anyone with a molecule of intelligence might gather) but making a general statement as i've been knocked off a cycle twice in the last year through no fault of my own and i think national statistics bear this out "cycling is dangerous"[/p][/quote]Not quite. We dont know how many people cycle as a grand total nationally so theres no means of establishing the true percentages. . In fact, if you had read your national stats properly you would have seen that there are almost as many accidents in city centres, and the "country" stats also include offroading on mountain bike routes and park riding accidents away from motorised traffic. . Cycling is not dangerous. As I said earlier it is our actions and the actions of others that make situations dangerous. . "Molecule of intelligence" LMAO!!! Its "modicum" aint it? Didnt think you could attribute intelligence in molecules. :-) downfader
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10:53pm Sun 6 Jun 10

downfader says...

romsonain wrote:
Hello, Both parties (of which I am one) are a lot better and the headline-grabbing comments on the site fortunately prove to be unfounded. Can I please pass on my very best wishes and thoughts to the cyclist
Glad you're on the mend!
[quote][p][bold]romsonain[/bold] wrote: Hello, Both parties (of which I am one) are a lot better and the headline-grabbing comments on the site fortunately prove to be unfounded. Can I please pass on my very best wishes and thoughts to the cyclist[/p][/quote]Glad you're on the mend! downfader
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10:27am Mon 7 Jun 10

S!mon says...

Atpost wrote:
StEmmosfire wrote:
downfader wrote: Theres not enough info here to justify conjecture and there could be any number of reasons for the collision. . Cycles, just as cars and motorcycles are not dangerous in themselves, neither are roads - it is the actions or inactions of it's user that cause us the problems.
Well said, but I would say there are some dangerous/hazardous roads and at these locations there should be an adequate cycle way (I empathise adequate too) to not only protect cyclist but motorists too.
There is no such thing as a dangerous road. We have a good set of codes and laws which, if followed, would ensure that the only accidents were caused by mechanical failure or natures intervention (like a dog running out)
But wouldn't potholes or uneven surfaces make roads dangerous to drive on?
[quote][p][bold]Atpost[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StEmmosfire[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]downfader[/bold] wrote: Theres not enough info here to justify conjecture and there could be any number of reasons for the collision. . Cycles, just as cars and motorcycles are not dangerous in themselves, neither are roads - it is the actions or inactions of it's user that cause us the problems.[/p][/quote]Well said, but I would say there are some dangerous/hazardous roads and at these locations there should be an adequate cycle way (I empathise adequate too) to not only protect cyclist but motorists too.[/p][/quote]There is no such thing as a dangerous road. We have a good set of codes and laws which, if followed, would ensure that the only accidents were caused by mechanical failure or natures intervention (like a dog running out)[/p][/quote]But wouldn't potholes or uneven surfaces make roads dangerous to drive on? S!mon
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