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Cyclist AND Motorist injured in road rage ruckus

Wing-mirrors, it seems, are considered high-value items in the Cambridge area.

Earlier this week we told you about an appalling incident in which a cyclist was kicked unconscious after clipping a car mirror in the city and now another such minor collision has led to violence just a few miles away.

The Cambridge News reports that a road rage incident between a 57-year-old cyclist and a 22-year-old motorist resulted in them both being injured.

The rider, it seems, touched the wing-mirror while riding on Link Road in Sawston, about seven miles south of the city. He was flashed by the driver who wanted him to pull over, but who then “accidentally” collided with the bike's rear wheel. The cyclist subsequently leant his bike against the car “in anger” and the motorist removed it as the parties began arguing.

The row turned physical and both men fell to the ground, the News reports, with the pair each sustaining minor injuries.

The cyclist called the police, accusing the motorist of causing criminal damage. Police say they are unsure what exactly happened and have appealed for witnesses.
 

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Dog72 [106 posts] 5 years ago
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Handbags

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awkward [64 posts] 5 years ago
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how do you lean a bike in anger?

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Tony Farrelly [2868 posts] 5 years ago
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it's a rarely mastered skill

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Mark Appleton [46 posts] 5 years ago
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Was wondrin' about that myself awkward, but as Cambs police have failed to return my call - again - we can only speculate...

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Fish_n_Chips [486 posts] 5 years ago
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Finish Him! double Knockout, RYU wins flawless victory...Round 3!  19

Stupid -both of them but the driver could have killed the cyclist so he is trouble for attempted mansalughter.
Cyclist got drawn in after not stopping too.

Try joining CTC, hit a wing mirror by accideny-stop-exchange details and sorted.

FFS (pardon my francais)

Picture by witness:
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CCTV version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qAPbXNq0dc&feature=related

(Sorry)  16

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BikerBob [116 posts] 5 years ago
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Spur of the moment........if some irate motorist wanted you to stop would you?

Long story but last time I was polite enough to stop for a "discussion" in ended in a broken nose  2

Still at least the Police response at the time couldn't be faulted and the other party got his just desserts!

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gmccsteve [5 posts] 5 years ago
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RuthF28 [100 posts] 5 years ago
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So a cyclist 'touching' a wing mirror has to stop but a car driver that pulls out of a junction and knocks me off my bike doesn't ????

(Yes I reported it to the police - their response was a rather bemused 'but there's no damage is there?')

So if no damage to the wing mirror, why stop?

grrrrrr

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Tony Farrelly [2868 posts] 5 years ago
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yes, that does seem pretty bizarre - I take it that the fact there was "no damage" was more down to luck than judgement?