Cyclist still recovering months after being hit by car

An Olympic hopeful cyclist sustained a shattered knee cap, two broken wrists and had four teeth knocked out after being hit by a car. The triathlete, who is on the Triathlon Ireland elite development squad aiming for the Brazil Olympics, has had to take a year off from his sport as he continues his rehabilitation.

An Olympic hopeful cyclist sustained a shattered knee cap, two broken wrists and had four teeth knocked out after being hit by a car. The triathlete, who is on the Triathlon Ireland elite development squad aiming for the Brazil Olympics, has had to take a year off from his sport as he continues his rehabilitation.

The cyclist spoke out this week to call on motorists to respect cyclists on the roads because in the event of a collision, “there will be only one winner.” While acknowledging that the majority of motorists are respectful, he observed that some regularly beep, shout out the window and whizz past dangerously close.  The young triathlete said “this impatience and intimidation” needs to stop otherwise more cyclists will be seriously injured or killed.

“I was out on a training run and was going along the Great Northern Road as I headed towards Drumquin. Just as I was going past the entrance to the Gortrush Industrial Estate, a man mustn’t have seen me as his car came out of the junction and hit me.

“It is all a bit of a blank. I don’t remember being hit. All I recall is cycling along and the next thing waking up lying across the road.

“I was wearing the proper cycle jacket and was very visible. I would just urge motorists to be aware of cyclists on the roads. There is a lot of impatience out there with motorists.

Almost ten months on from the accident, the triathlete  still suffers from the effects of his accident. He is unable to train properly as his broken bones are still recovering.

 

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