Cyclist seriously injured in crash with lorry

A cyclist has been injured in an accident involving an HGV and as a result has sustained a serious head injury and was taken to Hospital.

Emergency services including Police, a volunteer doctor and paramedics, responded to calls about an accident at approximately 6.45am during rush hour when a lorry and a bicycle were involved in a road traffic collision on a busy A road.

The cyclist sustained a serious head injury and was treated at the roadside before being taken to the nearest hospital with a trauma unit.

Statistically, Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) pose a significantly higher risk to cyclists and other vulnerable road users than any other type of vehicle.

The sheer size, weight and limited visibility of these vehicles means that there is an increased chance for pedestrians and 2 wheeled vehicles.   In London, HGVs were involved in 53% of cycling fatalities in 2011 despite making up just 4% of the traffic.   More concerning is that cyclists involved in collisions with HGVs are 78 times more likely to be killed than those hit by a car according to a study by Transport for London (TfL).

 

If you have been involved in a road accident that wasn’t your fault or know someone who has then call us now on 01625 506655 for an informal chat with one of our specialist solicitors.  We have many years experience dealing with cycle accidents and can guide you through this traumatic time. Call Cycleassist now on 01625 506655 or complete our simple enquiry form.