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Old July 26th 19, 01:11 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
MrCheerful
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Default Speeding cyclist slams into stationary truck

"I went around the corner and there was a line of stationary traffic. I
just wasn't able to stop and I slammed into the back of a pick-up
truck," she recalled.
"I tried to swerve, but I couldn't control the bike and I glanced off
the truck and got catapulted onto the other side of the road on my head."

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/h...orror-16642745
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Old July 26th 19, 03:04 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
jnugent
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Default Speeding cyclist slams into stationary truck

On 26/07/2019 13:11, MrCheerful wrote:

"I went around the corner and there was a line of stationary traffic. I
just wasn't able to stop...


...and I slammed into the back of a pick-up
truck," she recalled.
"I tried to swerve, but I couldn't control the bike and I glanced off
the truck and got catapulted onto the other side of the road on my head."

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/h...orror-16642745


First rule of the road, Spike: "Proceed at no more than the speed from
which you can stop within the distance you can see to be clear".

This report shows what can happen when road-users don't follow that
simple precautionary rule.

Let's hope the owner of the pickup truck is going to be properly
compensated for the cost of repairs and for loss of use whilst the
vehicle is being repaired.

And let's also hope that the cyclist fully recovers. She'll probably
have learned her lesson and will now understand exactly why no-one
should round a blind bend or corner without being able and prepared to
stop immediately if it proves necessary. A hard lesson, though.
 




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