Cyclist thrown into back of truck by freak collision forced to dial emergency number for police rescue

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

by Sarah Barth   April 12, 2014  

Ute in Brisbane (Flickr CC brewbooks)

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.

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Sounds like kidnapping not failing to give way Wink

posted by Initialised [191 posts]
12th April 2014 - 14:55

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failing to give way? Should have the book thrown at him for driving without due care and attention...

posted by Paul_C [253 posts]
12th April 2014 - 17:15

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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 At Wits End

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posted by FATBEGGARONABIKE [604 posts]
12th April 2014 - 18:21

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What's a 'pushbike'?



I am stronger than Mensa, Miller and Mailer, I spat out Plath and Pinter.

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posted by bikeboy76 [1424 posts]
12th April 2014 - 20:31

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Aussie equivalent of a white van. Driver often more likely to be drunk though ...

posted by bigant [39 posts]
12th April 2014 - 21:48

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I would hardly call a left hook a "freak" occurrence (I know, I know)

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posted by seven [119 posts]
13th April 2014 - 5:56

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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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posted by Username [81 posts]
13th April 2014 - 11:21

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Disappointed this wasn't in 'related stories': http://road.cc/content/review/115937-leveret-roofscope-car-mirror

posted by bazzargh [145 posts]
14th April 2014 - 9:16

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