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Cyclist injured in Ainslie

Sammy 16 January 2007 52

A cyclist was found with serious head injuries in Campbell St, Ainslie at about 2:30pm this afternoon, and ACT Police are seeking witnesses to the accident. It is not known if a vehicle was involved, or if the cyclist fell heavily from the bicycle, all on their own.

Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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lenny lenny 9:02 pm 16 Jan 07

cycling should be avoided at all costs

el el 10:05 pm 16 Jan 07

WTF? Wasn’t a cyclist hit and killed on that same street about 3 weeks ago?

morto1980 morto1980 10:51 pm 16 Jan 07

Poor bugger. Head injuries (self inflicted or otherwise) are never good. If it was a hit and run, the driver is a gutless wonder.

bonfire bonfire 11:26 pm 16 Jan 07

please make my day and say it was a recumbent cyclist.

i hope he she it isnt seriously hurt and sees this as a sign to stop breaking gods laws by cycling and return to normal modes of transport.

hk0reduck hk0reduck 12:20 am 17 Jan 07

I reckon that there is a high possibility that if a recumbent cyclist was to be in a frontal accident that they would land on their feet. Kind of like when you pour something out of a wheel-barrow quickly.

Thumper Thumper 7:30 am 17 Jan 07

Hopefully it wasn’t a hit and run.

Gutless, heartless bastard if it was…

Ainslie76 Ainslie76 10:06 am 17 Jan 07

I live in Ainslie and cycle almost everyday into uni. One afternoon coming home I had this guy pull up behind me at the lights and give me an ear full for not walking my bike across lights at the intersection(namely the pedestrian crossing).

Ainslie76 Ainslie76 10:07 am 17 Jan 07

…I only hope it wasn’t the result of one of these kinds of drivers

terubo terubo 10:08 am 17 Jan 07

Well if other pedestrians are trying to get across, it may not be too smart to cycle into them. I just stick my brolly into their spokes.

el el 10:54 am 17 Jan 07

As far as I remember it’s the law to dismount and walk your bike across a pedestrian crossing, Ainslie76.

Ainslie76 Ainslie76 11:00 am 17 Jan 07

I forgot to mention in my last post that in the exchange with the driver, he ended up getting out of his car and physically threating me, as well as that he said that all cyclist ought to be run over. All this for what?

I went home and checked and yes it is law to dismount. I acknowledge that. But does that give drivers the right to physically threaten cyclists?

Lastly, in response to terubo, I always give way pedestrians and I do not cycle into them.

bonfire bonfire 11:35 am 17 Jan 07

you deserve a stern thrashing.

im with the driver.

you flout societys rules and then cry poor me!

Ainslie76 Ainslie76 11:50 am 17 Jan 07

The point I was trying to make in commiserating with a cyclist who has suffered a serious accident was that I hope it was not the result of an angry driver. I merely raised the incident to highlight the anger, physical and verbal, that cyclists often suffer from car drivers. I don’t think anyone benefits from this kind of road rage.

johnboy johnboy 12:06 pm 17 Jan 07

C’mon bonfire, it’s not like you’re above bending the rules when it suits you and you see little harm to others.

Thumper Thumper 12:08 pm 17 Jan 07

Yeah, flouting rules or not, running over someone is not acceptable.

Nik_the_Pig Nik_the_Pig 12:18 pm 17 Jan 07

I think bonfire was just living up to his/her/its (after the Jey thing you can’t be too careful these days) moniker, you know a joke/flame/troll type thing…

Thumper Thumper 12:27 pm 17 Jan 07

I will admit, cyclist riding across crossing pisses me off no end….

Snarky Snarky 12:57 pm 17 Jan 07

Thumper, why?

bonfire bonfire 1:00 pm 17 Jan 07

yet more outrageous slanders!

;-]

Thumper Thumper 1:04 pm 17 Jan 07

Snarky,

1. It’s illegal
2. It’s dangerous
3. It’s a ‘pedestrian crossing’
4. A cyclist zipping out across a crossing leaves the driver no time to stop.

Cyclists need to make their mind up. Are they a pedestrian, in which case, stay off the road, or a road user, in which case, stay off the paths.

Apart from that I’m quite happy for cyclists to ride everywhere. Less traffic to contend with.

in fact, i’d probably ride a treddly to work if it wasn’t so far.

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