Cyclist injured in crash

Cyclist taken to hospital after collision

Cyclist taken to hospital after collision

First published in News

A cyclist was taken to hospital yesterday after a collision with a car in Oxford city centre.

The incident happened in High Street between The Plain and Longwall Street at about 12.45pm and the road was shut for about an hour afterwards.

The cyclist was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Headington with minor injuries.

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11:56am Tue 22 Apr 14

Major Rhode-Werks says...

I expect we will now have plenty of comments from cyclists having a go at motorists and vice versa. Of course cyclists want improvements to make their journeys safer and easier. Likewise motorists want their journeys made quicker and easier and don't want to sit in traffic jams. Unfortunately utopia will never arrive so the sooner motorists (of which I am one) learn to co-exist with cyclists and watch out for the odd cyclist who decides to overtake another cyclists (or move out to avoid a pothole or puddle) without even a glance behind, the sooner the better. If, as a motorist, you are aware of what is going on all around rather than just looking at the car in front then these events can easily be predicted. Likewise cyclist (of which I am an occasional one) need to learn to be aware of what is going on around and behind them before they manoeuvre without warning. Obviously there are occasions when cyclists wander unnoticed into a large vehicle's blindspot and until something is done to eliminate these spots, which can't be that hard to do, this will always happen.
As for getting more people on to bikes, I think that is always going to be a battle considering our weather (I know, I know, they have bad weather in Holland too). I'm at the age where I don't want to start battling horizontal rain and gales, or for that matter, light rain, headwinds, and cold, or to arrive sweaty in the decent weather, so I will continue to do my journey to work in my warm comfortable car. Incidentally journey times from home to work are: car 15-20 mins in safety; bus 40 mins in safety apart from catching something from that person coughing everywhere; cycle 20-25mins with several scary moments. So to sum up, I'm an oddball who prefers his car but want's improvements for cyclists.
I expect we will now have plenty of comments from cyclists having a go at motorists and vice versa. Of course cyclists want improvements to make their journeys safer and easier. Likewise motorists want their journeys made quicker and easier and don't want to sit in traffic jams. Unfortunately utopia will never arrive so the sooner motorists (of which I am one) learn to co-exist with cyclists and watch out for the odd cyclist who decides to overtake another cyclists (or move out to avoid a pothole or puddle) without even a glance behind, the sooner the better. If, as a motorist, you are aware of what is going on all around rather than just looking at the car in front then these events can easily be predicted. Likewise cyclist (of which I am an occasional one) need to learn to be aware of what is going on around and behind them before they manoeuvre without warning. Obviously there are occasions when cyclists wander unnoticed into a large vehicle's blindspot and until something is done to eliminate these spots, which can't be that hard to do, this will always happen. As for getting more people on to bikes, I think that is always going to be a battle considering our weather (I know, I know, they have bad weather in Holland too). I'm at the age where I don't want to start battling horizontal rain and gales, or for that matter, light rain, headwinds, and cold, or to arrive sweaty in the decent weather, so I will continue to do my journey to work in my warm comfortable car. Incidentally journey times from home to work are: car 15-20 mins in safety; bus 40 mins in safety apart from catching something from that person coughing everywhere; cycle 20-25mins with several scary moments. So to sum up, I'm an oddball who prefers his car but want's improvements for cyclists. Major Rhode-Werks
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