Cyclist crashes into stationary van in Park Road, Kingston

Surrey Comet: Crash: A cyclist in his 40s is in hospital Crash: A cyclist in his 40s is in hospital

A cyclist has been hospitalised after crashing into the door of a non-moving van in Kingston.

The man, thought to be in his 40s, was taken to the major trauma centre at St George’s Hospital after the crash in Park Road.

A London Ambulance spokeswoman said paramedics were called at about 7.15am today.

A second patient was checked over but not taken to hospital, she said.

The cyclist's injuries are no longer thought to be life-threatening or life-changing, a Kingston police spokeswoman said, despite earlier reports that his condition was more serious.

Earlier a Metropolitan Police spokesperson said the man, believed to be in his early 40s, had collided with the open door of a stationary van.

The man’s family has been told of his injuries.

Police have asked for information about the crash. Witnesses should contact D Sgt John Hartfree at the Hampton Traffic Garage on 020 8941 9011.

Did you see what happened? Call the newsdesk on 020 8744 4273 or email jon.sharman@london.newsquest.co.uk.

 

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10:49am Tue 10 Dec 13

concernedofkingston says...

It sounds like a nasty incident. I hope the cyclist makes a full and speedy recovery.
It sounds like a nasty incident. I hope the cyclist makes a full and speedy recovery. concernedofkingston

10:55am Tue 10 Dec 13

Jon Fray says...

I hope that the chap makes a good and speedy recovery. Thinking positive thoughts this morning.
I hope that the chap makes a good and speedy recovery. Thinking positive thoughts this morning. Jon Fray

11:20am Tue 10 Dec 13

kingstonian 1234 says...

i cycled past the accident just after it happened & live very close. over the last 4 months a building site has been using a temporary access road to serve the site with concrete and muck away lorries (and pedestrian unsegregated access) creating mud and stones all over this section of park road, in addition there is a large amount of vans and cars parked on park road which are a hazard and increased risk to all road users passing through - the road narrows close by as a island is located in the middle of the road, i suggest this road condition was a contributing factor to the accident and something should be done byy RBK or teh builder to clean the public highway we all have to use.
i am praying this poor man recovers completley from his injuries
i cycled past the accident just after it happened & live very close. over the last 4 months a building site has been using a temporary access road to serve the site with concrete and muck away lorries (and pedestrian unsegregated access) creating mud and stones all over this section of park road, in addition there is a large amount of vans and cars parked on park road which are a hazard and increased risk to all road users passing through - the road narrows close by as a island is located in the middle of the road, i suggest this road condition was a contributing factor to the accident and something should be done byy RBK or teh builder to clean the public highway we all have to use. i am praying this poor man recovers completley from his injuries kingstonian 1234

3:15pm Tue 10 Dec 13

DittonField says...

As per kingstonian1234... the building site is a quagmire and mud and small gravel has been distributed all over the road for weeks, having been dragged out by the trucks leaving the site. The parking situation has been worsened by the extra vans etc. but has been gradually worsening anyway as the residents parking has extended and displaced cars onto Park Road.
I thought Park Road was designated as a major route... if so RBK need to look at the road condition and parking arrangements.
Hope he makes a good recovery.
As per kingstonian1234... the building site is a quagmire and mud and small gravel has been distributed all over the road for weeks, having been dragged out by the trucks leaving the site. The parking situation has been worsened by the extra vans etc. but has been gradually worsening anyway as the residents parking has extended and displaced cars onto Park Road. I thought Park Road was designated as a major route... if so RBK need to look at the road condition and parking arrangements. Hope he makes a good recovery. DittonField

8:50pm Tue 10 Dec 13

R Batson says...

A sad day, when someone is hurt like this. I truly hope for and wish for this mans recovery.
The road at this location is very bad because of the mud, desiel oil and morning dew making the surface an ice rink for a two wheel bicycle. Not helped by the parking at this location meaning the road space is limited. Thus breaking and/or turning of handle bar to manuvre the obstructions on such a road surface is highly risky.
A sad day, when someone is hurt like this. I truly hope for and wish for this mans recovery. The road at this location is very bad because of the mud, desiel oil and morning dew making the surface an ice rink for a two wheel bicycle. Not helped by the parking at this location meaning the road space is limited. Thus breaking and/or turning of handle bar to manuvre the obstructions on such a road surface is highly risky. R Batson

11:21pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Jon Fray says...

ITV.com are reporting that the door was opened into the path of the man on the bike. Well that's how I read it.
ITV.com are reporting that the door was opened into the path of the man on the bike. Well that's how I read it. Jon Fray

9:47am Thu 12 Dec 13

thelastusernameinthebox says...

When you finally get to nub of it, "Police.. said the man... had collided with the open door of a stationary van", it becomes unclear why the story carries the headline "Cyclist crashes into stationary van", and not "Van-driver opens his door into the path of an oncoming cyclist". That's an interesting mystery, isn't it? How about, compromise, "Cyclist crashes into opened door"? That doesn't apportion blame to the driver for failing to inspect his mirrors, or manage suggest in the opening section that the cyclist didn't look where he was going. Remember, most newspaper stories are read at most headline and first few lines. Is that why the facts are at the bottom?
When you finally get to nub of it, "Police.. said the man... had collided with the open door of a stationary van", it becomes unclear why the story carries the headline "Cyclist crashes into stationary van", and not "Van-driver opens his door into the path of an oncoming cyclist". That's an interesting mystery, isn't it? How about, compromise, "Cyclist crashes into opened door"? That doesn't apportion blame to the driver for failing to inspect his mirrors, or manage suggest in the opening section that the cyclist didn't look where he was going. Remember, most newspaper stories are read at most headline and first few lines. Is that why the facts are at the bottom? thelastusernameinthebox

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