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Cyclist hit after dismounting and walking across the road

Postby The 2nd Womble » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:27 pm

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Re: Cyclist hit after dismounting and walking across the roa

Postby The Dude Abides » Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:03 am

Rode through there not 3 mins prior to this happening. Then had a couple of ambulances go by further up the road. Hope the young fella is ok and makes a full recovery. The article I read indicated otherwise though sadly, in surgery critical condition. Best wishes and hope he pulls through :cry:
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Re: Cyclist hit after dismounting and walking across the roa

Postby Lukeyboy » Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:26 am

The Dude Abides wrote:Rode through there not 3 mins prior to this happening.


Same here. According to the QPS it happened at 6.15. I went through at 6.11. I peeled off Gympie Road onto Samsonvale Road to Station road to head back south. Heading past the Aldi at Carseldine ambo after ambo went screaming past on the Gympie Arterial road. It explains why the southbound traffic was limited to a handful of cars (6 in total :shock:) from Strathpine Station-Aldi at that time of day despite it happening in the northbound direction.

Hopefully the kid pulls though. Only 19 years old :(
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Re: Cyclist hit after dismounting and walking across the roa

Postby g-boaf » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:01 am

That's a real shame. Hope he will recover. :(

Poor guy. How could this happen? Dismounting and crossing the road on foot is supposed to be the safe and right thing to do.
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Re: Cyclist hit after dismounting and walking across the roa

Postby The Dude Abides » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:19 am

Lukeyboy wrote:Same here. According to the QPS it happened at 6.15. I went through at 6.11. I peeled off Gympie Road onto Samsonvale Road to Station road to head back south.


I passed you on railway ave. Were you in a BMC kit?

Sadly the poor fella passed away guys, RIP and condolences to his family & friends :cry:
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Re: Cyclist hit after dismounting and walking across the roa

Postby g-boaf » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:52 am

The Dude Abides wrote:
Lukeyboy wrote:Same here. According to the QPS it happened at 6.15. I went through at 6.11. I peeled off Gympie Road onto Samsonvale Road to Station road to head back south.


I passed you on railway ave. Were you in a BMC kit?

Sadly the poor fella passed away guys, RIP and condolences to his family & friends :cry:


Argh god - that's awful news. :cry:

RIP and condolences to his family and friends.
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Re: Cyclist hit after dismounting and walking across the roa

Postby sogood » Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:52 am

g-boaf wrote:Poor guy. How could this happen? Dismounting and crossing the road on foot is supposed to be the safe and right thing to do.

Pure speculation of course, but was he wearing cleated road cycling shoes? If so, it's easy to slip or mis-judge the speed and time one can make a certain distance.

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Re: Cyclist hit after dismounting and walking across the roa

Postby uncle arthur » Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:06 am

sogood wrote:
g-boaf wrote:Poor guy. How could this happen? Dismounting and crossing the road on foot is supposed to be the safe and right thing to do.

Pure speculation of course, but was he wearing cleated road cycling shoes? If so, it's easy to slip or mis-judge the speed and time one can make a certain distance.

RIP.


The article doesn't say, but apparently he WAS wearing his helmet. Shame that didn't make it all ok in the end.

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Re: Cyclist hit after dismounting and walking across the roa

Postby Lukeyboy » Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:08 pm

The Dude Abides wrote:Sadly the poor fella passed away guys, RIP and condolences to his family & friends :cry:

Damn. Sad to hear about that. RIP.

The Dude Abides wrote:I passed you on railway ave. Were you in a BMC kit?

Indeed that was me. Ah yes Railway Ave. Station Road is beside Lawnton station.

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g-boaf wrote:Poor guy. How could this happen? Dismounting and crossing the road on foot is supposed to be the safe and right thing to do.

Pure speculation of course, but was he wearing cleated road cycling shoes? If so, it's easy to slip or mis-judge the speed and time one can make a certain distance.

Could be anything really as there aren't that many details released this early in time. The only public details are that he was only just 19 years old, a cyclist (crusier, bmx, mtb, roadie), wearing a helmet and might have been using a crossing facility.
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Re: Cyclist hit after dismounting and walking across the roa

Postby The 2nd Womble » Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:44 pm

I fail to see how walking a bike is safer for anyone other than pedestrians. Try doing anything in a hurry whilst hanging onto a bike other than riding it or CX which is a discipline and requires practice. Walking a bike across a road is in my view more dangerous (potentially) for the cyclist, cleats or not.
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