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Rider left-hooked on CS2 thanks helmet cam cyclist who captured the incident

Says he wouldn’t have had the driver’s details without the footage

A cyclist who was hit by a turning driver on a newly-upgraded section of Cycle Superhighway 2 in London has thanked the person who uploaded a video of the incident. Writing in the comments to our original story, ra786 says he wouldn’t have had the driver’s details without the footage.

The video – captured by another rider, who was cycling on the main carriageway at the time – shows the driver of a Vauxhall Corsa turn left into the middle of a group of three cyclists, hitting the third with the side of her car. She is said to have subsequently offered the excuse, “I’m pregnant and wearing glasses.”

Ra786 wrote:

“Hi everyone, I am the cyclist who was involved in the accident on the clip above and I would like to thank the gentleman who caught the whole thing on video and released it because without that I wouldn’t have the driver’s details. Also like to thank the people who stopped to check on me. I am well and recovering from my injuries but not been on my bike since.”

The cyclist also included a photograph of the damage to his knees.

Left-hooked cyclist's knees.jpg

Cycle Superhighway 2 is mid-way through an upgrade that will see the majority of the route protected from traffic by concrete kerbs. The kerbs disappear at side roads so that motor traffic can turn, with a dotted line indicating that cyclists have priority over turning traffic. Separate traffic light phases will help protect from left hooks at major junctions.

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