cyclist down, adelaide hills

cyclist down, adelaide hills

Postby arkle » Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:10 pm

only a few km from my house... i hope the cyclist will be ok :(

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/sout ... 6504858927

EMERGENCY crews are at the scene of a serious crash in Piccadilly.

A Toyota Hilux and a cyclist crashed on Gores Rd, in the Adelaide Hills, about 5.15pm.

The man was flown to the Royal Adelaide Hospital in a critical condition with multiple injuries.

A hospital spokesman said the cyclist was a 53-year-old man.

Major Crash have been advised of the incident and police are investigating.

The identity of the cyclist is not yet known.

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Re: cyclist down, adelaide hills

Postby Oxford » Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:29 am

will not comment on the crash other than to say it look ugly going by the pictures.

but what's with the cyclist not being able to be identified? carry some ID people, phones are useless if they get smashed as is likely the case here going by the pics. the ID should be indelible in every way, engraved metal being the best option IMO like a RoadID (google it).

hope the rider recovers and the party who did wrong learns something.
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Re: cyclist down, adelaide hills

Postby MichaelB » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:47 am

Oxford wrote:will not comment on the crash other than to say it look ugly going by the pictures.

but what's with the cyclist not being able to be identified? carry some ID people, phones are useless if they get smashed as is likely the case here going by the pics. the ID should be indelible in every way, engraved metal being the best option IMO like a RoadID (google it).

hope the rider recovers and the party who did wrong learns something.


+1 to everything said.

I carry 2 forms of ID - one similar to the RoadID, and my blood donor card.

Ride safe everyone
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Re: cyclist down, adelaide hills

Postby Datto1600 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:45 pm

Hi guys, long time reader, first time poster :D

I'm new to cycling, decided it was time to get off the couch. When I head out I always have my phone, ID, Medicare card, bank card and cash... You just never know what's around the corner :?

In the case of this cyclist he did have ID and fellow riders with him that performed CPR but the media did not to identify him for the privacy of his family.

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Re: cyclist down, adelaide hills

Postby MichaelB » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:30 am

Any update on the prognosis ?
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Re: cyclist down, adelaide hills

Postby Dr_Mutley » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:41 am

Rumour is he had his life support withdrawn today... Unconfirmed however
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Re: cyclist down, adelaide hills

Postby larfinboy » Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:00 pm

The cyclist in question was carrying ID and was riding with three others.
His identity was not released to the public at the request of the other riders who are both friends and colleagues.

This was, in fact, good reporting on the part of the media for respecting the wishes of the family.
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Re: cyclist down, adelaide hills

Postby Dr_Mutley » Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:37 pm

Any further reports on outcome? Last I heard (at work) he was still ventilated in ICU, and all the rumors of withdrawal of treatment were false... All the reports of the accident I have heard were quite incorrect... Sad to hear this happen to a nice (or any) fella...
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Re: cyclist down, adelaide hills

Postby Dr_Mutley » Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:39 pm

Dr_Mutley wrote:Rumour is he had his life support withdrawn today... Unconfirmed however


EDIT: not true
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