Cyclist hurt in road accident

First published in News

A CYCLIST sustained serious injuries in an early morning collision.

The incident, involving an Audi travelling eastbound, and the cyclist happened on Northam Road, at the junction with Britannia Road at 7.20am on Tuesday.

The cyclist, a 66-year-old man from Chilworth, was taken to Southampton General Hospital with multiple fractures including a broken wrist and fractured arm, but his injuries were not thought to be life threatening.

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10:57am Thu 23 Sep 10

StEmmosfire says...

When will motorist learn and councils start to build adequate cycling paths and lanes.
When will motorist learn and councils start to build adequate cycling paths and lanes. StEmmosfire
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11:08am Thu 23 Sep 10

Sailorchick says...

Heres hoping the cyclist will have a speedy recovery. I rode past the accident this morning when police and paramedics were tending to him so glad to hear it wasn't life threatening.
Heres hoping the cyclist will have a speedy recovery. I rode past the accident this morning when police and paramedics were tending to him so glad to hear it wasn't life threatening. Sailorchick
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11:13am Thu 23 Sep 10

Vix1 says...

When will cyclists learn to use the cycle paths when they are provided!!!

I feel for this man & I know there isn't a cycle path in that area, but I am fed up with motorists being blamed. All too often cyclists are on the roads when there are very good cycle paths right next to them!! & why do they feel they have a right to give motorists the finger?
When will cyclists learn to use the cycle paths when they are provided!!! I feel for this man & I know there isn't a cycle path in that area, but I am fed up with motorists being blamed. All too often cyclists are on the roads when there are very good cycle paths right next to them!! & why do they feel they have a right to give motorists the finger? Vix1
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3:42pm Thu 23 Sep 10

StEmmosfire says...

Vix1 wrote:
When will cyclists learn to use the cycle paths when they are provided!!! I feel for this man & I know there isn't a cycle path in that area, but I am fed up with motorists being blamed. All too often cyclists are on the roads when there are very good cycle paths right next to them!! & why do they feel they have a right to give motorists the finger?
Probably because some idiot opened their car door up on them one time? Is it really sensible to cycle on a path at 25mph?
[quote][p][bold]Vix1[/bold] wrote: When will cyclists learn to use the cycle paths when they are provided!!! I feel for this man & I know there isn't a cycle path in that area, but I am fed up with motorists being blamed. All too often cyclists are on the roads when there are very good cycle paths right next to them!! & why do they feel they have a right to give motorists the finger?[/p][/quote]Probably because some idiot opened their car door up on them one time? Is it really sensible to cycle on a path at 25mph? StEmmosfire
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3:49pm Thu 23 Sep 10

dand_uk says...

Cyclists do not have to use cycle paths.

Highway code rule 61 :Cycle Routes and Other Facilities. Use cycle routes, advanced stop lines, cycle boxes and toucan crossings unless at the time it is unsafe to do so. Use of these facilities is not compulsory and will depend on your experience and skills, but they can make your journey safer.

I would choose to cycle on the road rather than a cycle path that stops every 50m to cross a side road, has bus stops and lamp posts in the middle of it - hardly safer for any pedestrians walking there who ignore any line trying to segregate the cyclists.

I hope the cyclists recovers ok and doesn't lose too much confidence from the incident.
Cyclists do not have to use cycle paths. Highway code rule 61 :Cycle Routes and Other Facilities. Use cycle routes, advanced stop lines, cycle boxes and toucan crossings unless at the time it is unsafe to do so. Use of these facilities is not compulsory and will depend on your experience and skills, but they can make your journey safer. I would choose to cycle on the road rather than a cycle path that stops every 50m to cross a side road, has bus stops and lamp posts in the middle of it - hardly safer for any pedestrians walking there who ignore any line trying to segregate the cyclists. I hope the cyclists recovers ok and doesn't lose too much confidence from the incident. dand_uk
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7:52pm Thu 23 Sep 10

downfader says...

Vix1 wrote:
When will cyclists learn to use the cycle paths when they are provided!!! I feel for this man & I know there isn't a cycle path in that area, but I am fed up with motorists being blamed. All too often cyclists are on the roads when there are very good cycle paths right next to them!! & why do they feel they have a right to give motorists the finger?
I prefer the road for several reasons. Pedestrians wandering into the cycle part, glass deliberately smashed on them, having to stop at every junction (where as on the road you keep priority and keep momentum), they take you to secluded/unlit places sometimes (not good when someone gets mugged), car doors have already been mentioned. Mixing a 25mph cyclist and pedestrians would also be irresponsible.
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I'll also point out that I've had drivers pass me on Shirley road, parts of woolston, sholing and so on.. window down and tell me to use "the effin cyclepath" and point at the pavement. Its ignorant really.
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A cyclist has every right to use the road unless there is a TRO placed on it (as with some dual carriageways and major bus routes in the UK) or its a motorway.
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I hope the old boy makes a full and quick recovery.
[quote][p][bold]Vix1[/bold] wrote: When will cyclists learn to use the cycle paths when they are provided!!! I feel for this man & I know there isn't a cycle path in that area, but I am fed up with motorists being blamed. All too often cyclists are on the roads when there are very good cycle paths right next to them!! & why do they feel they have a right to give motorists the finger?[/p][/quote]I prefer the road for several reasons. Pedestrians wandering into the cycle part, glass deliberately smashed on them, having to stop at every junction (where as on the road you keep priority and keep momentum), they take you to secluded/unlit places sometimes (not good when someone gets mugged), car doors have already been mentioned. Mixing a 25mph cyclist and pedestrians would also be irresponsible. . I'll also point out that I've had drivers pass me on Shirley road, parts of woolston, sholing and so on.. window down and tell me to use "the effin cyclepath" and point at the pavement. Its ignorant really. . A cyclist has every right to use the road unless there is a TRO placed on it (as with some dual carriageways and major bus routes in the UK) or its a motorway. . I hope the old boy makes a full and quick recovery. downfader
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9:23pm Thu 23 Sep 10

geoff51 says...

StEmmosfire wrote:
When will motorist learn and councils start to build adequate cycling paths and lanes.
Hopefully never! Its about time this pampered elite who call themself cyclists learned to obey the rules of the road then maybe, just maybe the motorist who pay heavily for the right to use the road would treat them with respect.
Why is the motorist always blamed? usually its the cyclist who is to blame, but of course they are never wrong
[quote][p][bold]StEmmosfire[/bold] wrote: When will motorist learn and councils start to build adequate cycling paths and lanes.[/p][/quote]Hopefully never! Its about time this pampered elite who call themself cyclists learned to obey the rules of the road then maybe, just maybe the motorist who pay heavily for the right to use the road would treat them with respect. Why is the motorist always blamed? usually its the cyclist who is to blame, but of course they are never wrong geoff51
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8:51am Fri 24 Sep 10

genetically modified says...

I fail to understand why cyclists feel they have a right to use the highways, they don't pay road tax and they don't have insurance. They also need to understand that cycling down the middle of the road, bumping up onto pavements so that they can cycle round red traffic lights and then bumping back onto the road without warning is nothing short of asking for it !
I fail to understand why cyclists feel they have a right to use the highways, they don't pay road tax and they don't have insurance. They also need to understand that cycling down the middle of the road, bumping up onto pavements so that they can cycle round red traffic lights and then bumping back onto the road without warning is nothing short of asking for it ! genetically modified
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10:11am Fri 24 Sep 10

Totton Tim says...

geoff51 wrote:
StEmmosfire wrote: When will motorist learn and councils start to build adequate cycling paths and lanes.
Hopefully never! Its about time this pampered elite who call themself cyclists learned to obey the rules of the road then maybe, just maybe the motorist who pay heavily for the right to use the road would treat them with respect. Why is the motorist always blamed? usually its the cyclist who is to blame, but of course they are never wrong
You need a reality check...it is usually the motorist that is the law breaker. When was the last time you saw a motorist stick to the speed limit? Remember 31mph in a 30 limit is illegal! I, as a cyclist and motorist, know who the more law abiding group are. And to all those who say that motorists pay heavily to use the road, maybe they should understand that they are paying to pollute. It must also be said that most cyclists are also car owners and have paid - to keep their car at home!
[quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]StEmmosfire[/bold] wrote: When will motorist learn and councils start to build adequate cycling paths and lanes.[/p][/quote]Hopefully never! Its about time this pampered elite who call themself cyclists learned to obey the rules of the road then maybe, just maybe the motorist who pay heavily for the right to use the road would treat them with respect. Why is the motorist always blamed? usually its the cyclist who is to blame, but of course they are never wrong[/p][/quote]You need a reality check...it is usually the motorist that is the law breaker. When was the last time you saw a motorist stick to the speed limit? Remember 31mph in a 30 limit is illegal! I, as a cyclist and motorist, know who the more law abiding group are. And to all those who say that motorists pay heavily to use the road, maybe they should understand that they are paying to pollute. It must also be said that most cyclists are also car owners and have paid - to keep their car at home! Totton Tim
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7:53pm Fri 24 Sep 10

geoff51 says...

Your comment only reinforces my opinion of a pampered elite who have an inflated sense of their own special place in the scheme of life and their so called green credentials.
Your comment only reinforces my opinion of a pampered elite who have an inflated sense of their own special place in the scheme of life and their so called green credentials. geoff51
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10:49am Sun 26 Sep 10

mikeyboy12345 says...

genetically modified wrote:
I fail to understand why cyclists feel they have a right to use the highways, they don't pay road tax and they don't have insurance. They also need to understand that cycling down the middle of the road, bumping up onto pavements so that they can cycle round red traffic lights and then bumping back onto the road without warning is nothing short of asking for it !
Council tax, not road tax, mostly pays for the roads. As a council-tax paying cyclist who has a tax disc on the car sat in my garage I've prob paid as much as you to use the highway, so why shouldn't I?!

BTW, if bikes WERE required to display a tax disc then it would be free, based on emissions. Presumably you think the owners of hybrid tax-free cars shouldn't be on the road either? Yes? Would you also agree, then, that an owner of an HGV has the "right" to force you OFF the road, because he's paid more road tax than you? Nope, thought not.

How do you know cyclists don't have insurance?
[quote][p][bold]genetically modified[/bold] wrote: I fail to understand why cyclists feel they have a right to use the highways, they don't pay road tax and they don't have insurance. They also need to understand that cycling down the middle of the road, bumping up onto pavements so that they can cycle round red traffic lights and then bumping back onto the road without warning is nothing short of asking for it ![/p][/quote]Council tax, not road tax, mostly pays for the roads. As a council-tax paying cyclist who has a tax disc on the car sat in my garage I've prob paid as much as you to use the highway, so why shouldn't I?! BTW, if bikes WERE required to display a tax disc then it would be free, based on emissions. Presumably you think the owners of hybrid tax-free cars shouldn't be on the road either? Yes? Would you also agree, then, that an owner of an HGV has the "right" to force you OFF the road, because he's paid more road tax than you? Nope, thought not. How do you know cyclists don't have insurance? mikeyboy12345
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9:11pm Mon 4 Oct 10

joan1 says...

The cyclist suffered a heart attack while being operated on his multiple fractures. He was in IUC for four days. Thankfully, he's on the road to recovery and recovering from his injuries.
The cyclist suffered a heart attack while being operated on his multiple fractures. He was in IUC for four days. Thankfully, he's on the road to recovery and recovering from his injuries. joan1
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