Cyclist has 'life-threatening' head injuries after accident

A cyclist has been taken to hospital after an accident on Charlie Brown's roundabout

A cyclist has been taken to hospital after an accident on Charlie Brown's roundabout

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A male cyclist has been taken to hospital with life-threatening head injuries after his bike was in a collision with a car. 

Police say the accident happened at around 10.20am on Charlie Brown's roundabout in South Woodford, near the junction with Chigwell Road.

The driver stopped at the scene and no arrests have been made. 

There is currently slow traffic in the area, with the A406 eastbound remaining closed.

The Guardian is awaiting further information. 

 

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12:28pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Villagecranberry says...

Cyclists are being treated like second class citizens, how many must be injured or killed before action is taken against dangerous drivers wiping them up? This is the second accident involving cycles in 3 days within half mile of each other, they should be permitted to ride on the pavement until a policy is formulated. Cycling is increasingly more popular since the Olympics and rising tube fares and strikes, it should be like Holland where lanes are separated.
Cyclists are being treated like second class citizens, how many must be injured or killed before action is taken against dangerous drivers wiping them up? This is the second accident involving cycles in 3 days within half mile of each other, they should be permitted to ride on the pavement until a policy is formulated. Cycling is increasingly more popular since the Olympics and rising tube fares and strikes, it should be like Holland where lanes are separated. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 2

1:00pm Tue 11 Feb 14

b'hill says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
Cyclists are being treated like second class citizens, how many must be injured or killed before action is taken against dangerous drivers wiping them up? This is the second accident involving cycles in 3 days within half mile of each other, they should be permitted to ride on the pavement until a policy is formulated. Cycling is increasingly more popular since the Olympics and rising tube fares and strikes, it should be like Holland where lanes are separated.
so all the pedestrians on the pavements should now be put in danger so cyclists can use foot paths?
its sad that cyclists are getting injured but as someone who has seen 3 accidents take place between cyclists and cars i can say 2 of those accidents were down to the cyclists!
cyclists need to have a license to show they understand the rules of the roads and should be penalized just as drivers are they are often a danger to themselves and others
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: Cyclists are being treated like second class citizens, how many must be injured or killed before action is taken against dangerous drivers wiping them up? This is the second accident involving cycles in 3 days within half mile of each other, they should be permitted to ride on the pavement until a policy is formulated. Cycling is increasingly more popular since the Olympics and rising tube fares and strikes, it should be like Holland where lanes are separated.[/p][/quote]so all the pedestrians on the pavements should now be put in danger so cyclists can use foot paths? its sad that cyclists are getting injured but as someone who has seen 3 accidents take place between cyclists and cars i can say 2 of those accidents were down to the cyclists! cyclists need to have a license to show they understand the rules of the roads and should be penalized just as drivers are they are often a danger to themselves and others b'hill
  • Score: 5

1:50pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Villagecranberry says...

b'hill wrote:
Villagecranberry wrote:
Cyclists are being treated like second class citizens, how many must be injured or killed before action is taken against dangerous drivers wiping them up? This is the second accident involving cycles in 3 days within half mile of each other, they should be permitted to ride on the pavement until a policy is formulated. Cycling is increasingly more popular since the Olympics and rising tube fares and strikes, it should be like Holland where lanes are separated.
so all the pedestrians on the pavements should now be put in danger so cyclists can use foot paths?
its sad that cyclists are getting injured but as someone who has seen 3 accidents take place between cyclists and cars i can say 2 of those accidents were down to the cyclists!
cyclists need to have a license to show they understand the rules of the roads and should be penalized just as drivers are they are often a danger to themselves and others
4 killed and 89 seriously injured cyclists in Redbridge , last year makes be believe that they should use foot way. I know of at least one fatality in Waltham Forest near Leytonstone Tesco last year, probably more. They can ride slowly unlike car drivers who do not care about bikes. Bikes have as much entitlement as car users.
[quote][p][bold]b'hill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: Cyclists are being treated like second class citizens, how many must be injured or killed before action is taken against dangerous drivers wiping them up? This is the second accident involving cycles in 3 days within half mile of each other, they should be permitted to ride on the pavement until a policy is formulated. Cycling is increasingly more popular since the Olympics and rising tube fares and strikes, it should be like Holland where lanes are separated.[/p][/quote]so all the pedestrians on the pavements should now be put in danger so cyclists can use foot paths? its sad that cyclists are getting injured but as someone who has seen 3 accidents take place between cyclists and cars i can say 2 of those accidents were down to the cyclists! cyclists need to have a license to show they understand the rules of the roads and should be penalized just as drivers are they are often a danger to themselves and others[/p][/quote]4 killed and 89 seriously injured cyclists in Redbridge , last year makes be believe that they should use foot way. I know of at least one fatality in Waltham Forest near Leytonstone Tesco last year, probably more. They can ride slowly unlike car drivers who do not care about bikes. Bikes have as much entitlement as car users. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 2

1:59pm Tue 11 Feb 14

stickmanny says...

b'hill wrote:
Villagecranberry wrote:
Cyclists are being treated like second class citizens, how many must be injured or killed before action is taken against dangerous drivers wiping them up? This is the second accident involving cycles in 3 days within half mile of each other, they should be permitted to ride on the pavement until a policy is formulated. Cycling is increasingly more popular since the Olympics and rising tube fares and strikes, it should be like Holland where lanes are separated.
so all the pedestrians on the pavements should now be put in danger so cyclists can use foot paths?
its sad that cyclists are getting injured but as someone who has seen 3 accidents take place between cyclists and cars i can say 2 of those accidents were down to the cyclists!
cyclists need to have a license to show they understand the rules of the roads and should be penalized just as drivers are they are often a danger to themselves and others
Anecdotes don't tell us much about this problem. Cyclist do not need licences as they are very rarely a danger to others.

It is cyclists being killed and maimed out there.

No reference to this case but its time to enforce existing laws properly and that means suspending licences for speeding, dangerous driving and use of mobiles while driving.
[quote][p][bold]b'hill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: Cyclists are being treated like second class citizens, how many must be injured or killed before action is taken against dangerous drivers wiping them up? This is the second accident involving cycles in 3 days within half mile of each other, they should be permitted to ride on the pavement until a policy is formulated. Cycling is increasingly more popular since the Olympics and rising tube fares and strikes, it should be like Holland where lanes are separated.[/p][/quote]so all the pedestrians on the pavements should now be put in danger so cyclists can use foot paths? its sad that cyclists are getting injured but as someone who has seen 3 accidents take place between cyclists and cars i can say 2 of those accidents were down to the cyclists! cyclists need to have a license to show they understand the rules of the roads and should be penalized just as drivers are they are often a danger to themselves and others[/p][/quote]Anecdotes don't tell us much about this problem. Cyclist do not need licences as they are very rarely a danger to others. It is cyclists being killed and maimed out there. No reference to this case but its time to enforce existing laws properly and that means suspending licences for speeding, dangerous driving and use of mobiles while driving. stickmanny
  • Score: -1

2:18pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Villagecranberry says...

Roads poorly designed for cyclist use when cars share, cycle lanes obstructed or obliterated ( look at the mess at the Bakers Arms ) at the moment, dangerous pot holes, lanes unswept of debris, Boris allegedly encouraging cycling but a lip service and ignorant of the dangers faced by those outside central London.
Roads poorly designed for cyclist use when cars share, cycle lanes obstructed or obliterated ( look at the mess at the Bakers Arms ) at the moment, dangerous pot holes, lanes unswept of debris, Boris allegedly encouraging cycling but a lip service and ignorant of the dangers faced by those outside central London. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 5

3:08pm Tue 11 Feb 14

coshgirl66 says...

Another tragedy which could have been avoided if our roads were designed with the safe movement of people in mind rather than vehicles. I live in Walthamstow and cycle into central London most days. However, if I go for a long ride in Essex I take the train out to Epping and start from there. Why? Because you literally take your life into your hands if you make that journey by bike as there is zero safe infrastructure for cyclists and speeding motorists don't give a ****. And I say this as someone who has been cycling for over 40 years in London, 27 of them in the centre. Really hope she pulls through. Without proper space4cycling such incidents will continue to happen far too often.
Another tragedy which could have been avoided if our roads were designed with the safe movement of people in mind rather than vehicles. I live in Walthamstow and cycle into central London most days. However, if I go for a long ride in Essex I take the train out to Epping and start from there. Why? Because you literally take your life into your hands if you make that journey by bike as there is zero safe infrastructure for cyclists and speeding motorists don't give a ****. And I say this as someone who has been cycling for over 40 years in London, 27 of them in the centre. Really hope she pulls through. Without proper space4cycling such incidents will continue to happen far too often. coshgirl66
  • Score: 7

9:11pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Stevo98 says...

Think about it. Cyclists don't have the protection of a steel cage so they are most anxious to avoid any collisions because they really hurt and the damage will be more than a dented bumper, that's why, anecdotes aside, in almost three quarters of motor vehicle/cyclist collisions it is THE DRIVER who is at fault.

Best wishes to the cyclist, it's a shame their terrible accident is being exploited so people can spout prejudice.
Think about it. Cyclists don't have the protection of a steel cage so they are most anxious to avoid any collisions because they really hurt and the damage will be more than a dented bumper, that's why, anecdotes aside, in almost three quarters of motor vehicle/cyclist collisions it is THE DRIVER who is at fault. Best wishes to the cyclist, it's a shame their terrible accident is being exploited so people can spout prejudice. Stevo98
  • Score: 4

5:57pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Mrcheerful2 says...

Cyclists could avoid crashes such as this one by taking the advice of the Highway Code, it advises that cyclists push their bikes through dangerous junctions
Cyclists could avoid crashes such as this one by taking the advice of the Highway Code, it advises that cyclists push their bikes through dangerous junctions Mrcheerful2
  • Score: 0

7:05am Thu 13 Feb 14

stickmanny says...

Is that a solution for someone using the road? Would any driver be happy to get out and walk if it got too dangerous?

I often push my bike across junctions or take the path, but there should be no need for it
Is that a solution for someone using the road? Would any driver be happy to get out and walk if it got too dangerous? I often push my bike across junctions or take the path, but there should be no need for it stickmanny
  • Score: -2

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