Road crash case studies

This is a list of recent road traffic collisions involving cyclists and pedestrians across the UK that have appeared in the news. These are updated as further information on the legal process is made available. The date in brackets refers to the date of the crash.

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Driver arrested after cyclist suffers serious head injuries in Bolton

Incident date: 
Wed, 16 Jul 2014

A driver has been arrested after a cyclist suffered serious head injuries in a car incident near the Macron Stadium in Bolton.

Man charged with multiple driving offences after seriously injuring cyclist

Incident date: 
Sat, 12 Jul 2014

A man has been charged with several driving offences following a collision in Loughton which resulted in a 32-year-old female cyclist being seriously injured.

Elderly woman dies after being hit by cyclist

Incident date: 
Fri, 11 Jul 2014

An elderly woman has died after being hit by a cyclist, police said.

Cyclist seriously injured in pothole crash

Incident date: 
Tue, 8 Jul 2014

A talented triathlete with dreams of becoming a professional cyclist was injured when she crashed after hitting a pothole.

Cyclist left critical and driver arrested

Incident date: 
Sat, 5 Jul 2014

A 42-year-old man from Westbourne suffered serious head injuries when he was riding his bicycle and was involved in a collision with a white Honda Jazz.

Bus driver avoids collision after cycle caught in tram tracks

Incident date: 
Fri, 4 Jul 2014

A bus driver performed an emergency stop to avoid a collision with a cyclist whose wheel got stuck in tram tracks on a Sheffield road.

The incident on Langsett Road, Hillsborough, was reported to emergency services at around 2.15pm on July 4.

A number 37 single decker service bus was travelling along the road when a cyclist in front came to a halt after trapping a wheel in tram tracks.


Motorcyclist and cyclist both in comas after Portsmouth crash

Incident date: 
Thu, 3 Jul 2014

A man and a 15-year-old boy who suffered life-threatening head injuries in a serious crash in Portsmouth on July 3rd are both in comas.

15 year old seriously injured in collision near Ripon

Incident date: 
Thu, 3 Jul 2014

The cyclist, a local girl, suffered serious injuries in the collision with a blue Audi estate car at the crossroads of Knaresborough Road, Hungate and Moor Road near Ripon, North Yorkshire, at around 6pm on Thursday 3 July 2014.

Tributes paid to cyclist killed in collision with lorry

Incident date: 
Thu, 3 Jul 2014

The cyclist, Louise Wright, died after a rush hour collision with a lorry on Lower Parliament Street, at its junction with Pennyfoot Street and Fisher Gate, at about 8.30am on July 3rd.

She was rushed to the Queen’s Medical Centre with critical injuries but pronounced dead in hospital on Thursday July 3.

The driver of the HGV, a Greene King lorry, was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Elderly cyclist injured in Forest of Dean

Incident date: 
Tue, 1 Jul 2014

A serious traffic collision involving a 73-year-old cyclist occurred in the Forest of Dean.

A man collided with a vehicle towing a trailer on the A48 Lydney to Chepstow road this morning.

A spokesman for Gloucestershire police said: “He has suspected pelvic injuries which are still being assessed.

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