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Male cyclist treated for injuries

By 27 August 2014 10

Firefighters from ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics are currently on scene at Barry Drive and Clunies Ross Street, Acton following a bicycle collision.

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics are treating the male cyclist, aged in his 50′s, for a head injury and a chest injury. The male patient will shortly be taken to the Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.

A second ambulance has been called to assess a female patient on the bus with chest pain.

Update to follow.

(ESA Media Release)

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Male cyclist treated for injuries
Canfan 9:16 am
27 Aug 14
#1

UPDATE – ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics are transporting the female patient from the bus, aged in her 50′s, to Calvary Hospital for assessment.

McPete 9:52 am
27 Aug 14
#2

I rode past the scene at around 9- Looked to me like the cyclist had gone to cross Belconnen way, to turn down Clunies Ross, without checking over his shoulder, or possibly underestimating the speed of the bus.

General 10:46 pm
27 Aug 14
#3

Why was the fire brigade there? I don’t imagine any fires needed putting out or wreckage needed cutting up.

McPete 10:54 am
28 Aug 14
#4

General said :

Why was the fire brigade there? I don’t imagine any fires needed putting out or wreckage needed cutting up.

My colleagues and I were speculating at that. One suggestion was that there’s a tendency in emergency services to declare “ERMEGERD, SEND EVERYONE!” for pretty much anything.
When I rode past, the bike was a mangled mess under the front of the bus, so maybe they were thinking they might have to lift/cut the cyclist free.

Incidentally, as I was riding in this morning, it looks as though a bus has somehow run a car off the road, and up the embankment on the city side of the Dryandra St turnoff… I also had a car come within a handspan of my handlebars as I was crossing the gap there.

I would say I’d catch the bus tomorrow, but that doesn’t seem like a great idea either.

dungfungus 2:15 pm
28 Aug 14
#5

General said :

Why was the fire brigade there? I don’t imagine any fires needed putting out or wreckage needed cutting up.

Lycra, the standard garb of cyclists,being made out of lots of chemicals (which tend to be flammable) catches on fire very easily and melts. Perhaps the firies were there to cover the contingency of burning lycra?
Also, the post says “male cyclist” but #1 comment says “female patient”.
The injuries sustained must have been catastrophic.

Felix the Cat 2:55 pm
28 Aug 14
#6

The cyclist was a male, and there was a female bus passenger who I believe was being treated for a suspected heart condition.

dtc 3:24 pm
28 Aug 14
#7

The cyclist was male, a female bus passenger had chest pains

Firies are called because they are the ones with the big cutting type equipment, in case something needs to be pried loose or whatever. Or there is a fuel spill. They do more than just fires.

dungfungus 3:49 pm
28 Aug 14
#8

dtc said :

The cyclist was male, a female bus passenger had chest pains

Firies are called because they are the ones with the big cutting type equipment, in case something needs to be pried loose or whatever. Or there is a fuel spill. They do more than just fires.

Yes, I didn’t read far enough – thanks for that.

General 4:09 pm
28 Aug 14
#9

dtc said :

The cyclist was male, a female bus passenger had chest pains

Firies are called because they are the ones with the big cutting type equipment, in case something needs to be pried loose or whatever. Or there is a fuel spill. They do more than just fires.

I understand that. Pretty sure there would of been no cutting of things or fuel spills to be cleaned up.

dtc 5:56 pm
28 Aug 14
#10

But better for them to be there and not needed, than not there and needed.

Its not like the firies are over worked in general (not a sledge on them – but usually they are free to attend anything that might require their attendance)

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