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    Stone Island: wrote:
    JayEss wrote:
    greenscreener wrote:
    DG6985 wrote:
    I wish the cyclist a speedy recovery, cycling should be environmentally friendly way to travel and great exercise if it wasn't for the ignorant drivers who just want to get somewhere sooner instead of obeying the traffic laws.
    I realise you are being deliberately provocative but you only need to observe any traffic light controlled junction to see that in built up areas cyclists disobey the laws far more frequently than motorists. When it comes to ignorance those who believe wearing brightly coloured Lycra makes you indestructible take some beating.
    However, I certainly don't wish any harm to anyone so good luck to the guy who was the subject of this article.
    If you really want to improve road safety then you'd be wasting your time targeting cyclists behaviour. People on bikes essentially cause zero harm, it's cars that cause the damage. Exactly like in this case.

    Also, people in cars break the law frequently and with impunity. Our roads are just not policed and rules are not enforced.

    If you genuinely believe that cyclists break laws more than motorists then you are wrong. Simply wrong.
    I can't remember a cyclist EVER being prosecuted for going through a red light, or for undertaking. Can you?
    People do get caught jumping lights. Around 4,000 across the country last time I read about it (from memory). Undertaking on a bike isn't illegal so there won't be any prosecutions.

    It reads like you are ignoring my point. In terms of road safety targeting cyclist behaviour is a waste of resources. Even if all cyclists were 100% angels the roads would be essentially no safer. Resources need to be targeted on motor traffic and proper cycling facilities to make roads safer (although they are pretty safe anyway)"
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Police appeal after cyclist seriously injured in Blackburn

Police appeal after cyclist seriously injured in Blackburn

Police appeal after cyclist seriously injured in Blackburn

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POLICE are appealing for information after a pedal cyclist was seriously injured in a collision.

The accident happened at 12.15pm on Sunday, June 1st when a black Suzuki Swift collided with a cyclist on Preston Old Road, Blackburn at the entrance to Witton Park.

The pedal cyclist is a 69-year-old man from Preston and is currently in Royal Preston Hospital in a critical condition.

Specially trained officers are supporting the injured man’s family.

Police are appealing for witnesses as it is unsure exactly how the collision occurred. No arrests have been made at this stage.

Sgt John Jennings-Wharton, of East Division Roads Policing Unit, said: “Witton Park was busy with members of the public today enjoying the fine weather.

"Both the Suzuki Swift and the pedal cycle were travelling towards Blackburn town centre from the Pleasington area and I urge anyone who saw either the car or the pedal cyclist at that time in the area of the collision to contact police.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 0783 of Sunday, June 1st.

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