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Driver failed to notice cyclist standing in his truck banging on the roof

A cyclist was forced to dial the emergency number to be rescued from the tray of a utility truck that he was flung into in a freak collision.

The Australian rider was overtaken by a 'ute' driver which turned in front of him at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, flinging him over his handlebars and into the back of the truck.

The rider was unharmed but was unable to attract the attention of the 61-year-old driver despite banging on the roof of his cab.

The driver failed to notice, continuing along his way with the cyclist standing in the tray of his vehicle.

Eventually the 26-year-old cyclist dialled 000 on his mobile phone to tell police of his predicament.

“The cyclist was reunited with his pushbike and the driver will receive an offence notice for failing to give way,” a police officer told the Brisbane Times.

After an unpromising start, having to be bribed by her parents to learn to ride without stabilisers, Sarah became rather keener on cycling in her university years, and was eventually persuaded to upgrade to proper road cycling by the prospect of a shiny red Italian bike, which she promptly destroyed by trapping a pair of knickers in the rear derailleur. Sarah writes about about cycling every weekend on road.cc.

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Initialised [307 posts] 2 years ago
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Sounds like kidnapping not failing to give way  3

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Paul_C [463 posts] 2 years ago
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failing to give way? Should have the book thrown at him for driving without due care and attention...

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fatbeggaronabike [815 posts] 2 years ago
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Hit a cyclist then failed to notice said cyclist banging on his roof but the authorities are going to let him carry on driving  102

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Leviathan [1984 posts] 2 years ago
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What's a 'pushbike'?

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bigant [43 posts] 2 years ago
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Aussie equivalent of a white van. Driver often more likely to be drunk though ...

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seven [150 posts] 2 years ago
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I would hardly call a left hook a "freak" occurrence (I know, I know)

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Username [179 posts] 2 years ago
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...and the driver will receive an offence notice for failing to give way…

Which is a lot more than the nothing which would happen to him in the UK.

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bazzargh [152 posts] 2 years ago
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Disappointed this wasn't in 'related stories': http://road.cc/content/review/115937-leveret-roofscope-car-mirror