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Did you see the Northbourne cyclist smash yesterday?

By johnboy - 4 September 2012 38

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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a collision in Dickson this morning (Monday, September 3).

Around 8.40am, a cyclist and a blue Mazda 2 sedan collided at the intersection of Morphett Street and Northbourne Avenue.

The male cyclist was taken to The Canberra Hospital for treatment of minor injuries sustained during the collision.

Any witnesses to the collision who have not yet spoken to police are urged to contact ACT Policing Operations on 131-444, or alternatively Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the website www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided confidentially.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]


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Did you see the Northbourne cyclist smash yesterday?
mezza76 9:18 am 02 Nov 12

Felix the Cat said :

Another cyclist knocked down this morning at this intersection according to the radio news

Saw it – or the aftermath at least as he was being carted away in the ambulance. It’s the second car v cyclist accident on Northbourne this week I have seen. The other being opposite the Netball centre.

For the love of god (or associated deity) – can eveyone take it a little more easy?

Felix the Cat 8:41 am 02 Nov 12

Another cyclist knocked down this morning at this intersection according to the radio news

ppt1ne 8:57 am 20 Sep 12

Cyclists are being stupid. Right of way doesn’t mean much when ur a paraplegic, or dead.

If u can opt for riding on the road instead of the footpath, in the name of ‘safety’, them why couldn’t you ride that extra little bit to get on the bike path that’s on the western side? Sure, it’s not too straight, but it does go to civic.

When I ride on the road, I don’t try and win some bs argument – I watch out for the big, heavy, angry, metal things….

Innovation 7:35 pm 05 Sep 12

Martlark said :

Innovation said :

I wonder if the police are trying to ascertain whether the cyclist was in the cycle lane or whether they had been on the footpath before they tried to cross Morphet st.

Don’t matter. It’s give way to cyclist in both circumstances.

I think you’ll find it’s a bit more complicated than that if the cyclist came off the footpath.

Genie 5:24 pm 05 Sep 12

Innovation said :

I wonder if the police are trying to ascertain whether the cyclist was in the cycle lane or whether they had been on the footpath before they tried to cross Morphett St. I have seen several near misses when the cyclist is in the on road lane although I have seen a couple also where the cyclist came off the footpath.

Good to hear that the cyclist only had minor injuries.

Yup that’s exactly what the police are doing.

Driver doesn’t speak English at all.

Martlark 5:12 pm 05 Sep 12

Innovation said :

I wonder if the police are trying to ascertain whether the cyclist was in the cycle lane or whether they had been on the footpath before they tried to cross Morphet st.

Don’t matter. It’s give way to cyclist in both circumstances.

Sandman 4:46 pm 05 Sep 12

Lots of invisible cyclists out there. Black might be a trendy colour to wear but it does sweet FA for you when you’re sharing the road with items 15x your size.

Innovation 5:03 pm 04 Sep 12

I wonder if the police are trying to ascertain whether the cyclist was in the cycle lane or whether they had been on the footpath before they tried to cross Morphett St. I have seen several near misses when the cyclist is in the on road lane although I have seen a couple also where the cyclist came off the footpath.

Good to hear that the cyclist only had minor injuries.

rhino 3:37 pm 04 Sep 12

Deckard said :

rhino said :

I guess this is why cars and bikes should be kept separate.

With all those car v car accidents you see around the place maybe it’s a good idea to keep all cars separate from each other as well…

Or just dodgey drivers and good ones.

Deckard 3:22 pm 04 Sep 12

rhino said :

I guess this is why cars and bikes should be kept separate.

With all those car v car accidents you see around the place maybe it’s a good idea to keep all cars separate from each other as well…

rhino 2:42 pm 04 Sep 12

Aeek said :

rhino said :

I guess this is why cars and bikes should be kept separate.

This is a great of example of how it wouldn’t help. That car would still be turning across across a cycle path in the centre strip, made worse by now having cyclists coming from both directions.

So don’t put a cycle path along the road?

carnardly 2:42 pm 04 Sep 12

of course it could also be used an example to drivers to not assume that just because a car has passed that corner its clear to go as a bike may still be coming positioned behind something in the left lane.

or that you just don’t GAF and proceed to push your way through. Either of which happens regularly….

Aeek 2:27 pm 04 Sep 12

rhino said :

I guess this is why cars and bikes should be kept separate.

This is a great of example of how it wouldn’t help. That car would still be turning across across a cycle path in the centre strip, made worse by now having cyclists coming from both directions.

rhino 2:02 pm 04 Sep 12

I guess this is why cars and bikes should be kept separate.

Cheap 12:51 pm 04 Sep 12
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