Cyclist knocked off bike by open lorry door near Twickenham Green

Cyclist knocked off bike by open lorry door near Twickenham Green

Accident: Police cordoned off the area near Twickenham Green. Picture: @niwise

Closed: Police shut part of the road

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A cyclist was knocked off her bike after a she crashed into an open lorry door near Twickenham Green this afternoon.

Police at the scene described it as a "minor road traffic accident" in Knowle Road, Twickenham at about 1.30pm today, May 29.

The injured cyclist was taken to hospital by the London Ambulance Service (LAS).

An LAS spokesman said: "We were called at about 1.35pm to reports of a road traffic collision involving a lorry and a bicycle.

"We sent a single responder by car and ambulance crew to the scene.

"We treated a woman in her 30s for head injuries and she was taken to St George's Hospital."

Bus routes 110, 490 and H22 are being diverted after the accident and the road is still closed.

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3:49pm Sat 31 May 14

alroutemaster says...

So was this door opened ONTO the cyclist, or was it already open and they did not see it? After the other idiot cyclist who recently crashed into a parked Boris Bike van in London, I think the non-cycling public need to know if it was the cyclists fault or not..........
So was this door opened ONTO the cyclist, or was it already open and they did not see it? After the other idiot cyclist who recently crashed into a parked Boris Bike van in London, I think the non-cycling public need to know if it was the cyclists fault or not.......... alroutemaster
  • Score: 1

2:26pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Sparkythecat says...

I was there a while after it had happened and I have never seen so many police standing around and so many police vehicles for what has been described as a minor accident. I would imagine the cyclist may have been in the lorry driver's blind spot when he opened his door anyway. Why on earth the road had to be closed I have no idea.
I was there a while after it had happened and I have never seen so many police standing around and so many police vehicles for what has been described as a minor accident. I would imagine the cyclist may have been in the lorry driver's blind spot when he opened his door anyway. Why on earth the road had to be closed I have no idea. Sparkythecat
  • Score: -2

7:57pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Twickenham resident says...

Knee jerk reaction now whenever there is an accident, out comes the blue and white tape and roads closed. However, unless there is a threat to life and possible need for forensics etc, roads do not need to be closed. Probably concern over possible complaint against police (see Tim Lennon cyclist knocked off bike by another car door story).....

When driving or cycling, one should surely pay due care and attention to ones surroundings and possible hazards. This is basic Highway Code stuff. Look for pedestrians suddenly stepping into the road, car doors opening etc. etc.
Knee jerk reaction now whenever there is an accident, out comes the blue and white tape and roads closed. However, unless there is a threat to life and possible need for forensics etc, roads do not need to be closed. Probably concern over possible complaint against police (see Tim Lennon cyclist knocked off bike by another car door story)..... When driving or cycling, one should surely pay due care and attention to ones surroundings and possible hazards. This is basic Highway Code stuff. Look for pedestrians suddenly stepping into the road, car doors opening etc. etc. Twickenham resident
  • Score: 2

5:39pm Wed 4 Jun 14

sonicsol says...

alroutemaster wrote:
So was this door opened ONTO the cyclist, or was it already open and they did not see it? After the other idiot cyclist who recently crashed into a parked Boris Bike van in London, I think the non-cycling public need to know if it was the cyclists fault or not..........
Completely different to the idiot drivers who regularly open doors without a second thought or checking their blind spot? Or the ones who kill people?
[quote][p][bold]alroutemaster[/bold] wrote: So was this door opened ONTO the cyclist, or was it already open and they did not see it? After the other idiot cyclist who recently crashed into a parked Boris Bike van in London, I think the non-cycling public need to know if it was the cyclists fault or not..........[/p][/quote]Completely different to the idiot drivers who regularly open doors without a second thought or checking their blind spot? Or the ones who kill people? sonicsol
  • Score: 4

6:20pm Wed 4 Jun 14

sonicsol says...

Sparkythecat wrote:
I was there a while after it had happened and I have never seen so many police standing around and so many police vehicles for what has been described as a minor accident. I would imagine the cyclist may have been in the lorry driver's blind spot when he opened his door anyway. Why on earth the road had to be closed I have no idea.
If YOUR nearest and dearest were hurt on the road, you'd want it investigated thoroughly, I assume?
[quote][p][bold]Sparkythecat[/bold] wrote: I was there a while after it had happened and I have never seen so many police standing around and so many police vehicles for what has been described as a minor accident. I would imagine the cyclist may have been in the lorry driver's blind spot when he opened his door anyway. Why on earth the road had to be closed I have no idea.[/p][/quote]If YOUR nearest and dearest were hurt on the road, you'd want it investigated thoroughly, I assume? sonicsol
  • Score: 1

7:38pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Sparkythecat says...

Sonic sol or sonic sid whoever you are: What on earth has your remark got to do with the statement I made. Where you there shortly after the accident? I doubt it.
Presumably it was YOUR nearest and dearest that was hurt and that is the reason my statement has obviously made you so belligerent.
Sonic sol or sonic sid whoever you are: What on earth has your remark got to do with the statement I made. Where you there shortly after the accident? I doubt it. Presumably it was YOUR nearest and dearest that was hurt and that is the reason my statement has obviously made you so belligerent. Sparkythecat
  • Score: -4

7:01am Mon 9 Jun 14

sonicsol says...

Sparkythecat wrote:
Sonic sol or sonic sid whoever you are: What on earth has your remark got to do with the statement I made. Where you there shortly after the accident? I doubt it.
Presumably it was YOUR nearest and dearest that was hurt and that is the reason my statement has obviously made you so belligerent.
Belligerent??? I was merely asking if you'd like it not to be investigated if someone you knew (I don't know the cyclist BTW) was hurt by someone else's stupidity and negligence.
[quote][p][bold]Sparkythecat[/bold] wrote: Sonic sol or sonic sid whoever you are: What on earth has your remark got to do with the statement I made. Where you there shortly after the accident? I doubt it. Presumably it was YOUR nearest and dearest that was hurt and that is the reason my statement has obviously made you so belligerent.[/p][/quote]Belligerent??? I was merely asking if you'd like it not to be investigated if someone you knew (I don't know the cyclist BTW) was hurt by someone else's stupidity and negligence. sonicsol
  • Score: 3

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