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    rudis_dad 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.
    Really? You reckon? Given that there are far fewer cyclists on the roads than motor vehicles I find that claim hard to believe, especially without any evidence to back it up! As a cyclist myself (as well as a driver) it annoys me that people like you seem to think that ALL cyclists take liberties and assume that we have some god-given right - some do take that attitude, but the vast majority don't. I suspect that you have never ridden a bicycle in heavy traffic and experienced the attitude that many motorists take towards cyclists (i.e., that you're less than human and/or don't exist). I suggest that you might want to try it before making such fatuous comments.
    Actually I have been cycling for over 40 years, and driving for over 30, my evidence is simply what I've witnessed, It is not often I see a car blatantly run a red light, it is however something I see cyclists doing regularly.

    My argument is that this is not the one sided moral debate many cyclists would like it to be, but thanks for joining in and helping prove my point."
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Police appeal after cyclist seriously injured in Blackburn

This Is Lancashire: Police appeal after cyclist seriously injured in Blackburn Police appeal after cyclist seriously injured in Blackburn

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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