This Is How Cyclists Get Killed
A video from the ever prolific Lewis Dediare, a.k.a. Traffic Droid:
As Lewis admits in his own commentary,
“I was on the inside lane on the red route lines and shortly after the boxed junctions. As I was riding I suddenly noticed this truck veering slowly into my lane,…he left his indication somewhat too late but I should have dropped back.
This could have resulted in serious injury.
I dont wear Ipods and my eyes scan but somehow missed this one.“
He’s a very lucky boy, because the driver of the lorry either had no idea he was there, or assumed that he’d take evasive action.
He was in a bus lane that disappears as it goes through the junction, at which point the lorry driver starts his signal-and-manoeuvre. It’s not as if he was riding like a lunatic, and if this can happen to an experienced, tooled-up, outside broadcast unit of a cyclist, what can the novice wobbler expect?
Put simply, our cities are not fit for purpose.