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Sad News - Edinburgh

mitchell_inmanmitchell_inman Posts: 101
edited May 2008 in Commuting chat
Cyclist vs truck - cyclist loses

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/edinburgh_and_east/7372906.stm

I come down this way almost every day...

Craig

There's a future for you in the fire escape trade...

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  • A - WA - W Posts: 253
    :(
    FCN 10
  • ceecee Posts: 4,553
    sad news indeed, and quite sobering....I also pass this everyday
    Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I believe in the future of the human race.

    H.G. Wells.
  • TheBoyBillyTheBoyBilly Posts: 749
    Very sad news R.I.P.

    Any thoughts on how it might have happened?
    To disagree with three-fourths of the British public is one of the first requisites of sanity - Oscar Wilde
  • ceecee Posts: 4,553
    Very sad news R.I.P.

    Any thoughts on how it might have happened?

    I have a few suspicions, but unfounded until more information is released by the police.

    It is at a busy cross-junction, with barriers at the side of the road, so...
    Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I believe in the future of the human race.

    H.G. Wells.
  • Something very sobering about a death on your daily commuting route.

    Poor guy worked for the same organisation as me. Police were in my building to get next of kin details from HR.

    Take care all.

    Craig

    There's a future for you in the fire escape trade...
  • Sad. Very sad. I'm there several times a week. It reminds me to be careful.
  • At least the words used now - "A cyclist has died after a collision involving a dumper truck..." are neutral as to blame. I sent comment to the Beeb this morning about Version 1 of the story which said "A cyclist has been killed after colliding with a dumper truck....".
  • There but for the grace of God, goes anyone of us.

    http://citycycling.co.uk/issue35/issue35page38.html
    If you see the candle as flame, the meal is already cooked.
    Photography, Google Earth, Route 30
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