All week we have been hearing about how cyclists should wear a helmet, hi-viz, lights, not go through red lights. Then, today I see this video on Twitter.
Quite amazing that the lorry driver passes too close to one cyclist at a pinch point and then turns left across another, only to come to a complete stop yet yards later. This is how people get killed. A second or two is all that saved this guy from getting squashed. Doesn’t matter how fast a truck this size is moving, once it gets hold of something it doesn’t let go and the driver won’t know.
This is what James Watthey, Commercial Barrister thought of it:
There was no need for the driver to do what he did. No cars behind, no traffic lights. The driver had to overtake the cyclist so he knew the rider was there. Just pure stupidity.