Cyclists’ Stories

Jerry Pomroy, Woodbridge, Sufoolk, September 2009

Jerry was hit by a car driver who had approached from the opposite direction and turned right across his path ‘broadsiding’ him. The driver claimed he had been dazzled by sunlight. Jerry hit the car’s bonnet and windscreen and landed head first 5 metres away.

Tony Hilson, Twyford, Berkshire, September 2012

Tony was killed whilst out on a Sunday morning ride on an open road with exceptionally good visibility. The driver who killed him when she drove into the back of him hadn’t seen him because she had been fiddling with her satnav. She effectively drove blind for almost 20 seconds whilst looking at her satnav, covering a distance of 500 metres.

James Lindley, Horfield, Bristol, April 2013

James was hit by a driver who suddenly turned left into a side road as James was cycling straight on. Before the incident James had been positioned in the cycle box at a set of traffic lights. When the lights turned green, James moved off. After a few metres, the driver overtook James and suddenly turned left, whilst shouting at him out of the window.

Hope Fennell, Kings Heath, Birmingham, November 2011

13-year-old Hope was killed in collision with an 18-tonne loaded HGV as she pushed her bike across a pedestrian crossing on Kings Heath High Street, Birmingham.

The lorry driver, who was at the front of a queue of stationary traffic, moved the lorry away when the lights turned green. He had not seen Hope beginning to cross the road.

Tarsem Dari, Southall, London, July 2012

Tarsem, a father of five and a careful and experienced cyclist, was killed when he was hit by a four-axle tipper lorry as the driver turned a corner. The driver failed to see that Tarsem was cycling straight on.

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