Cycling in China can be hazardous, but a 16 year old Student, Wu Dan, was the victim of a particularly unusual and grisly hazard last week, when he was injured by a corpse thrown from a speeding car.
Police said the body was that of a woman, who had herself been hit by the car and that the driver was trying to dispose of the evidence.
According to his family Wu Dan was hit by a package thrown from a passing car, which turned out to have the remains of the dead woman inside. The cyclist was knocked unconcious by the impact and was understandably said to be very upset by the incident which occurred in eastern China.
Tony has been editing cycling magazines and websites since 1997 starting out as production editor and then deputy editor of Total Bike, acting editor of Total Mountain Bike and then seven years as editor of Cycling Plus. He launched his first cycling website - the Cycling Plus Forum at the turn of the century. In 2006 he left C+ to head up the launch team for Bike Radar which he edited until 2008, when he co-launched the multi-award winning road.cc - which he continues to edit today. His favourite ride is his ‘commute’ - which he does most days inc weekends and he’s been cycle-commuting since 1994. His favourite bikes are titanium and have disc brakes.