UPDATE: Cyclist's injuries "no longer life threatening"

Surrey Comet: Cyclist's injuries "no longer life threatening" after Kingston crash Cyclist's injuries "no longer life threatening" after Kingston crash

A cyclist is in a serious condition in hospital following a crash in Kingston earlier today.

The accident between a cyclist and a car happened at 10.20am on London Road, at the junction with Birkenhead Avenue.

Police, paramedics and the London Air Ambulance all attended.

A man in his 50s was taken to St George's Hospital in Tooting with what police described as life-threatening injuries.

But this afternoon a police spokesman said: "Following assessment at hospital, his condition is no longer believed to be life threatening although he remains in a serious condition due to his injuries.

"A vehicle was removed from the scene at the request of police and the investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.

"No one was arrested."

London Road was closed in both directions, with long tailbacks towards Hampton Wick, New Malden and Norbiton.

The road was re-opened just before 1pm.

 

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3:42pm Tue 19 Feb 13

Prince Philip of Greece says...

Yet another serious accident involving a cyclist.

Are Kingston's roads safe enough for cycling? Does RBK afford sufficient care to the issue of cyclist safety?

Best wishes to the man in this incident. I hope he makes a full recovery.
Yet another serious accident involving a cyclist. Are Kingston's roads safe enough for cycling? Does RBK afford sufficient care to the issue of cyclist safety? Best wishes to the man in this incident. I hope he makes a full recovery. Prince Philip of Greece

4:33pm Tue 19 Feb 13

SteveC1964 says...

Very relieved that the man injured is out of danger.
We don't know what happened in this collision. What we do know is that on 17th June 2009 Councillors Austin, Cunningham, Doe, Glasspool, Griffin, Mama and Thompson voted not to implement a cycle facility scheme at this location - so the scheme was dropped.
http://tinyurl.com/L
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Very relieved that the man injured is out of danger. We don't know what happened in this collision. What we do know is that on 17th June 2009 Councillors Austin, Cunningham, Doe, Glasspool, Griffin, Mama and Thompson voted not to implement a cycle facility scheme at this location - so the scheme was dropped. http://tinyurl.com/L ondonRdschemeDropped SteveC1964

8:04pm Tue 19 Feb 13

N crew says...

This is 3rd bike vs vehicle accident I have witnessed or seen aftermath of on this road in less than 7 days. Very much hoping this man is ok. This is very busy and dangerous road, really hope council will do something about safety here very soon. Wasn't that long ago a man was killed just across the road walking to get his Christmas groceries. Kingston council, please look at this very carefully and very soon...
This is 3rd bike vs vehicle accident I have witnessed or seen aftermath of on this road in less than 7 days. Very much hoping this man is ok. This is very busy and dangerous road, really hope council will do something about safety here very soon. Wasn't that long ago a man was killed just across the road walking to get his Christmas groceries. Kingston council, please look at this very carefully and very soon... N crew

9:36pm Tue 19 Feb 13

Baron Digger says...

I hope the car driver is ok? It's a nasty shock to both parties....hopefully the cyclist was wearing a helmet and abiding to the Highway Code ! I expect a full enquiry will reveal the truth behind the misfortune ......oh, RBK can't be held responsible for an accident ......that's why they are called "accidents"
I hope the car driver is ok? It's a nasty shock to both parties....hopefully the cyclist was wearing a helmet and abiding to the Highway Code ! I expect a full enquiry will reveal the truth behind the misfortune ......oh, RBK can't be held responsible for an accident ......that's why they are called "accidents" Baron Digger

9:55pm Tue 19 Feb 13

Baron Digger says...

Oh, finally. Since the famous cycle race and trials of 2012, bikes and their riders have increased in numbers...unfortunat
ely some have little or no skill in lane control, stopping at lights or giving way at junctions marked with give way signs and some don't notice Stop signs.
Strobe lights and yellow jackets doesn't make safe cyclists and certainly won't act as a cloak of magic protection around them while they weave their way through the busy and over crowded streets.
Oh, finally. Since the famous cycle race and trials of 2012, bikes and their riders have increased in numbers...unfortunat ely some have little or no skill in lane control, stopping at lights or giving way at junctions marked with give way signs and some don't notice Stop signs. Strobe lights and yellow jackets doesn't make safe cyclists and certainly won't act as a cloak of magic protection around them while they weave their way through the busy and over crowded streets. Baron Digger

9:17am Wed 20 Feb 13

321200 says...

Some of the way cyclists ride it's no wonder there are accidents.

Not saying it was his fault in this case, but more needs to be done to educate!
Some of the way cyclists ride it's no wonder there are accidents. Not saying it was his fault in this case, but more needs to be done to educate! 321200

11:23am Wed 20 Feb 13

SteveC1964 says...

The way some people drive it's no wonder there are collisions.

Not saying it was the driver's fault in this case, but more needs to be done to improve driver behaviour.
The way some people drive it's no wonder there are collisions. Not saying it was the driver's fault in this case, but more needs to be done to improve driver behaviour. SteveC1964

11:54am Wed 20 Feb 13

Prince Philip of Greece says...

Baron Digger's attitude to 'bike v cyclist' probably reveals more about the teenie size of his penis than he intended...

I hope the car driver had a licence and insurance. I hope his car had a valid MOT certificate, good brakes and legal tyres. I hope the driver was tested for blood-alcohol levels. I hope his vehicle's speed was within the limit for that road.

And then, but only then, do I hope he recovers from the nasty shock of having an accident with a cyclist.
Baron Digger's attitude to 'bike v cyclist' probably reveals more about the teenie size of his penis than he intended... I hope the car driver had a licence and insurance. I hope his car had a valid MOT certificate, good brakes and legal tyres. I hope the driver was tested for blood-alcohol levels. I hope his vehicle's speed was within the limit for that road. And then, but only then, do I hope he recovers from the nasty shock of having an accident with a cyclist. Prince Philip of Greece

1:19pm Wed 20 Feb 13

kingstonpaul says...

For goodness sake, stop making this an issue for the council to sort out. The actions of drivers and cyclists cannot be controlled by local politicians. No road scheme will make things safer.
I know nothing about the circumstances of this collision, but as a car driover and cyclist, I live in a perpetual 'there go I but for the grace of God'.
As I driver, the biggest risk to cyclist safety is self-imposed, namely an unwillingness to use lights at night. Coupled with dark clothing, this is a recipe for disaster.
For goodness sake, stop making this an issue for the council to sort out. The actions of drivers and cyclists cannot be controlled by local politicians. No road scheme will make things safer. I know nothing about the circumstances of this collision, but as a car driover and cyclist, I live in a perpetual 'there go I but for the grace of God'. As I driver, the biggest risk to cyclist safety is self-imposed, namely an unwillingness to use lights at night. Coupled with dark clothing, this is a recipe for disaster. kingstonpaul

1:58pm Wed 20 Feb 13

SteveC1964 says...

You're wrong KinsgtonPaul. Driver carelessness is the biggest risk to cyclists. The collision reported here seems to have happened in daylight anyway - so what have bicycle lights got to do with it? Drivers have to accept that they are not all impeccable and should behave accordingly.

The council had the option of providing a cycle track to give cyclists separate space from motor vehicles - which is what most non-cycling people say they would like in order for them to take up cycling. It decided not to do so. Shame really.
You're wrong KinsgtonPaul. Driver carelessness is the biggest risk to cyclists. The collision reported here seems to have happened in daylight anyway - so what have bicycle lights got to do with it? Drivers have to accept that they are not all impeccable and should behave accordingly. The council had the option of providing a cycle track to give cyclists separate space from motor vehicles - which is what most non-cycling people say they would like in order for them to take up cycling. It decided not to do so. Shame really. SteveC1964

1:59pm Wed 20 Feb 13

SteveC1964 says...

"No road scheme will make things safer" < < how naive!
"No road scheme will make things safer" < < how naive! SteveC1964

9:56pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Baron Digger says...

Prince Philip of Greece says...
11:54am Wed 20 Feb 13

" teenie size of his penis" I hardly think that the size of my penis !!! Has anything to do with my comments...in fact I don't own one !!!
So yet another false and unfounded statement by Prince Philip of Greece...oh it best to quote fact as it saves looking a fool your highness...
Prince Philip of Greece says... 11:54am Wed 20 Feb 13 " teenie size of his penis" I hardly think that the size of my penis !!! Has anything to do with my comments...in fact I don't own one !!! So yet another false and unfounded statement by Prince Philip of Greece...oh it best to quote fact as it saves looking a fool your highness... Baron Digger

9:53am Thu 21 Feb 13

Prince Philip of Greece says...

@Baron Digger - so you admit it, then! So small, it's non-existent.

Wibble, wibble. :)
@Baron Digger - so you admit it, then! So small, it's non-existent. Wibble, wibble. :) Prince Philip of Greece

6:37pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Surreydon says...

Prince Philip of Greece wrote:
@Baron Digger - so you admit it, then! So small, it's non-existent.

Wibble, wibble. :)
You seriously need help or, at the very least, a change of medication!
[quote][p][bold]Prince Philip of Greece[/bold] wrote: @Baron Digger - so you admit it, then! So small, it's non-existent. Wibble, wibble. :)[/p][/quote]You seriously need help or, at the very least, a change of medication! Surreydon

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