Cyclist hit by dustbin lorry in Aberdeen Road, South Croydon

Cyclist hit by dustbin lorry this morning

Cyclist hit by dustbin lorry in Aberdeen Road, South Croydon

Cyclist hit by dustbin lorry in Aberdeen Road, South Croydon

First published in Local news

A cyclist has been taken to hospital with potentially life changing injuries after being involved in a collision with a dustbin lorry.

Police and ambulance were called to Aberdeen Road, South Croydon, at 9.48am this morning.

The man, believed to be in his thirties, was taken to St Georges Hospital by ambulance with head injuries. Air Ambulance also attended the incident.

A police spokesman said Aberdeen Road remains closed at the junction with St Peters Road while officers investigate.

No arrests have been made.

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9:25pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Austen - Croydon Cyclists says...

Let's all hope this man makes a swift, speedy and complete recovery.

While we don't yet know the circumstances surrounding this collision, we do know that at present, half the cyclist deaths in London involve lorries, with council lorries accounting for an unacceptable level of one in ten of these deaths.

That's why London Cycling Campaign, the world's largest urban cycling group is asking its 11,000 members and the public to write ask leaders of their local council's to sign up to the 'Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling' pledge

This pledge commits your council to only spend taxpayers' money on the best-equipped lorries and safest drivers, reducing road danger for everyone who lives in and passes through our borough.

Taking this pledge would bring the haulage procurement policy of councils such as Croydon into line with that of Transport for London, and would be a significant step towards making our city streets safe and inviting for walking and cycling.

To find out more and to petition Croydon Council leader, Mike Fisher, to sign the pledge, visit http://petition.lcc.
org.uk/ea-action/act
ion?ea.client.id=174
5&ea.campaign.id=173
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Let's all hope this man makes a swift, speedy and complete recovery. While we don't yet know the circumstances surrounding this collision, we do know that at present, half the cyclist deaths in London involve lorries, with council lorries accounting for an unacceptable level of one in ten of these deaths. That's why London Cycling Campaign, the world's largest urban cycling group is asking its 11,000 members and the public to write ask leaders of their local council's to sign up to the 'Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling' pledge This pledge commits your council to only spend taxpayers' money on the best-equipped lorries and safest drivers, reducing road danger for everyone who lives in and passes through our borough. Taking this pledge would bring the haulage procurement policy of councils such as Croydon into line with that of Transport for London, and would be a significant step towards making our city streets safe and inviting for walking and cycling. To find out more and to petition Croydon Council leader, Mike Fisher, to sign the pledge, visit http://petition.lcc. org.uk/ea-action/act ion?ea.client.id=174 5&ea.campaign.id=173 00 Austen - Croydon Cyclists
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10:02pm Fri 16 Nov 12

billblake11 says...

I used to cycle 22 miles a day but had an accident where I broke my collar bone and now realize it is too dangerous to cycle in London. The internal combustion engine is evil and should be made illegal.
I used to cycle 22 miles a day but had an accident where I broke my collar bone and now realize it is too dangerous to cycle in London. The internal combustion engine is evil and should be made illegal. billblake11
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4:51pm Sat 17 Nov 12

ANNE GILES says...

billblake11 wrote:
I used to cycle 22 miles a day but had an accident where I broke my collar bone and now realize it is too dangerous to cycle in London. The internal combustion engine is evil and should be made illegal.
So how would the rest of us get around then?
[quote][p][bold]billblake11[/bold] wrote: I used to cycle 22 miles a day but had an accident where I broke my collar bone and now realize it is too dangerous to cycle in London. The internal combustion engine is evil and should be made illegal.[/p][/quote]So how would the rest of us get around then? ANNE GILES
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5:29pm Sat 17 Nov 12

Austen - Croydon Cyclists says...

ANNE GILES wrote:
billblake11 wrote:
I used to cycle 22 miles a day but had an accident where I broke my collar bone and now realize it is too dangerous to cycle in London. The internal combustion engine is evil and should be made illegal.
So how would the rest of us get around then?
The President of the AA (Automobile Association) has called for an end to the "two tribes" mentality in an interview published in that organisation's Autumn 2012 edition of AA Magazine and quoted extensively on cycling website road.cc - check it out at http://road.cc/conte
nt/news/70497-aa-pre
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[quote][p][bold]ANNE GILES[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billblake11[/bold] wrote: I used to cycle 22 miles a day but had an accident where I broke my collar bone and now realize it is too dangerous to cycle in London. The internal combustion engine is evil and should be made illegal.[/p][/quote]So how would the rest of us get around then?[/p][/quote]The President of the AA (Automobile Association) has called for an end to the "two tribes" mentality in an interview published in that organisation's Autumn 2012 edition of AA Magazine and quoted extensively on cycling website road.cc - check it out at http://road.cc/conte nt/news/70497-aa-pre sident-calls-end-two -tribes-mentality-di vides-cyclists-and-m otorists Austen - Croydon Cyclists
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6:14pm Sun 18 Nov 12

nikki 86 says...

I was on a bus that went down that road, im guessing not long after it happened, because he was lying on the floor, and not ONE of the dustmen was sitting with him. He was lying there, not moving. I initally didnt see him on the ground, and the dustbin lorry was parked blocking the road, and I just thought we were being blocked and unable to go past, until they had finished doing their job. Then i saw the guy on the ground. I was shocked to see not one of those dustmen sitting with the guy THEY had knocked down.
I was on a bus that went down that road, im guessing not long after it happened, because he was lying on the floor, and not ONE of the dustmen was sitting with him. He was lying there, not moving. I initally didnt see him on the ground, and the dustbin lorry was parked blocking the road, and I just thought we were being blocked and unable to go past, until they had finished doing their job. Then i saw the guy on the ground. I was shocked to see not one of those dustmen sitting with the guy THEY had knocked down. nikki 86
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7:56am Tue 20 Nov 12

lordofzombies says...

head injuries? was he wearing a helmet?
head injuries? was he wearing a helmet? lordofzombies
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