Cycling Story Bridge Accident

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Cycling Story Bridge Accident

Postby ValleyForge » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:25 am

It is disappointing to hear of an accident between two cyclists:

It does bug me - as a local rider and resident - just how the "Commuter Cup" competitors treat the Story Bridge downhill during the afternoon rush. From the report, it seems one hit the other and collided with the railing.
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Re: Cycling Story Bridge Accident

Postby jules21 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:06 am

I came upon this right after it must have happened. It may have been a head-on collision. One of the riders was seriously injured, the other was sore but OK and not talking to anyone. I agree that riders take it too fast, I have been guilty of that - but only when I feel it's clear. What does irk me is when riders pull out from behind pedestrians - directly into the path of oncoming cyclists. I don't know if that's what happened last night, but I just don't understand what goes through your mind to pull out like that and then realise "wow we're about to have a head-on collision".

I hope they both recover well, especially the poor guy who had clearly knocked his head.

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Re: Cycling Story Bridge Accident

Postby RonK » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:22 am

Aggressive riding is fairly common on Brisbane commuter routes, the Bicentennial Bikeway in particular.

Clearly changing vehicle from a car to a bike does not make some into nicer people, they bring their "get outta my way" attitude along with them.
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Re: Cycling Story Bridge Accident

Postby RobertL » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:17 pm

I saw on Facebook earlier that someone who arrived on the scene just after it happened says that it was a cyclist and a jogger who collided.

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