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Serious cyclist crash in Deakin

By Canfan - 29 January 2015 11

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ACT Policing responded to a serious collision in Deakin involving one cyclist this morning (29 January).

About 7.45am, police received a report that a male cyclist had fallen off his blue and silver road bicycle on Kent Street, Deakin, and the man was receiving treatment from the ACT Ambulance Service.

Police attended and closed Kent Street, between Denison Street and Strickland Crescent, while paramedics treated the 50-year-old Griffith man.

The man was conveyed to The Canberra Hospital in a critical condition.

Police are urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident or have any information that could assist police to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

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Serious cyclist crash in Deakin
Blen_Carmichael 6:36 pm 05 Feb 15

Masquara said :

Avy said :

Dondon said :

Knowing the rider in question and what bike he rides this comment is not at all relevant to the unfortunate accident.

Dondon, as an avid cyclist myself, are you able to shed any light on what did cause this terrible accident? I’m sure many of us would like to know!

Likely to be two issues: what caused the crash and, quite possibly, not wearing a helmet might have caused the death. Surely critical head injuries are unlikely unless the rider was helmetless …

You’re speculating, you’re off the mark and you’re not helping the man’s family. Let’s save it for the coronial.

Dondon 10:16 pm 03 Feb 15

Masquara said :

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Likely to be two issues: what caused the crash and, quite possibly, not wearing a helmet might have caused the death.

Except he was wearing a helmet.

dungfungus 10:11 pm 03 Feb 15

Avy said :

Dondon said :

Knowing the rider in question and what bike he rides this comment is not at all relevant to the unfortunate accident.

Dondon, as an avid cyclist myself, are you able to shed any light on what did cause this terrible accident? I’m sure many of us would like to know!

It wasn’t the failure of dodgy equipment supplied by back-yarders, that’s for sure.

Masquara 8:16 pm 03 Feb 15

Avy said :

Dondon said :

Knowing the rider in question and what bike he rides this comment is not at all relevant to the unfortunate accident.

Dondon, as an avid cyclist myself, are you able to shed any light on what did cause this terrible accident? I’m sure many of us would like to know!

Likely to be two issues: what caused the crash and, quite possibly, not wearing a helmet might have caused the death. Surely critical head injuries are unlikely unless the rider was helmetless …

Dondon 6:25 pm 03 Feb 15

Avy said :

Dondon, as an avid cyclist myself, are you able to shed any light on what did cause this terrible accident? I’m sure many of us would like to know!

I do know of the details, but instead of speculate here I think we should wait until the coroners report. The police have sent the bike components off to an expert for analysis.

Avy 5:13 pm 03 Feb 15

Dondon said :

Knowing the rider in question and what bike he rides this comment is not at all relevant to the unfortunate accident.

Dondon, as an avid cyclist myself, are you able to shed any light on what did cause this terrible accident? I’m sure many of us would like to know!

Ezy 8:53 am 03 Feb 15

This is terrible news.

Thoughts are with the family + friends and all those who were with the cyclist on Kent Street.

Dondon 6:34 pm 02 Feb 15

dungfungus said :

The talk is that the frame on his bike collapsed.
There are lots of bike enthusiasts and back-yarders importing frames from the north. I doubt if there is any product liability insurance attached to these sales.

Knowing the rider in question and what bike he rides this comment is not at all relevant to the unfortunate accident.

I also felt that it was a little bit of poor form to make a post discussing back-yarders and dodgy equipment and somewhat insinuating that this was the reason for this incident.

dungfungus 11:33 am 02 Feb 15

Blen_Carmichael said :

dungfungus said :

I hope the guy who had the fall is recovering.

Nope. http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/cyclist-dies-in-first-canberra-fatality-of-2015-20150201-133085.html

That’s very sad.

Blen_Carmichael 10:18 am 02 Feb 15

dungfungus said :

I hope the guy who had the fall is recovering.

Nope. http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/cyclist-dies-in-first-canberra-fatality-of-2015-20150201-133085.html

dungfungus 6:15 pm 01 Feb 15

The talk is that the frame on his bike collapsed.
There are lots of bike enthusiasts and back-yarders importing frames from the north. I doubt if there is any product liability insurance attached to these sales.
Maybe time for a suitable “AS” to be investigated.
I hope the guy who had the fall is recovering.

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