Northbourne Ave collision

cp123
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Northbourne Ave collision

Postby cp123 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:03 am

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/lo ... 56788.aspx



Gosh - traffic was chaos. i bet the poor bloke on the bike wasn't feeling crash hot about things either.

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auskonrad
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Re: Northbourne Ave collision

Postby auskonrad » Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:22 am

I usually consider NB Ave the safest part of my commute at around that time. Traffic moves slow, nice wide cycling lane etc.

Well together with this, and almost being cleaned up by a car this morning myself only 10mins before this accident...

Stay forever vigilant people and exercise defensive cycling (read not aggressive - but defensive).

Whoever the person is, hope they make it.

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Re: Northbourne Ave collision

Postby cjawnik » Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:00 pm

Considering I ride this way to work I know there are only two options as to what happened:

1. Some idiot car driver pulled into the cycle lane well before Swindon Street and ran the cyclist down.
2. The traffic was banked up (but not in) the 'keep clear' part of NB where it meets Swindon, and a car has turned right into Swindon just as the cyclist got to that part of the road. Really easy to be hitting 40+ km/h at that point too. If this is what happened then it's really unfortunate for all involved because that's a really dangerous section on account of terrible visibility for both cars and bikes.

Let's hope this has a happy ending.

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Re: Northbourne Ave collision

Postby seddo » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:01 pm

auskonrad wrote:I usually consider NB Ave the safest part of my commute at around that time. Traffic moves slow, nice wide cycling lane etc.

Well together with this, and almost being cleaned up by a car this morning myself only 10mins before this accident...

Stay forever vigilant people and exercise defensive cycling (read not aggressive - but defensive).

Whoever the person is, hope they make it.


Excellant advice
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Re: Northbourne Ave collision

Postby Cal1010 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:43 pm

Just to let you know i only had head injuries no breaks though I am getting better now just concentration and train of thought a little affected.

Now just sorting out the third party insurance to cover the medical costs.

My bike is split in two and will need to get a new one in but a month.

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Re: Northbourne Ave collision

Postby cp123 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:10 am

Gosh Cal - glad to know you're still alive and improving.

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Re: Northbourne Ave collision

Postby CommuRider » Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:16 am

Heal well. So what really happened?
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