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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Cyclist injured in Edinburgh today
« on: April 02, 2008, 05:57:21 pm »
http://news.scotsman.com/topstories/Cyclist-badly-injured-after-.3939969.jp

I hope it's nobody we know and that he makes a full recovery.
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hellymedic

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Re: Cyclist injured in Edinburgh today
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2008, 06:02:27 pm »
http://news.scotsman.com/topstories/Cyclist-badly-injured-after-.3939969.jp

I hope it's nobody we know and that he makes a full recovery.

 :( :( :(

One cyclist died in Dorset after colliding with a stationary van. :(

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/dorset/7325888.stm

Re: Cyclist injured in Edinburgh today
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2008, 12:35:51 am »
This is quite an upsetting accident.  I know the cyclist, not particularly well, but I have met him at a few events.  He was very seriously injured, as far as I’m aware he is still in the spinal injuries clinic in Glasgow.  I believe he is currently a quadriplegic with a slim hope of some improvement.
I don’t know details of the accident.  As it is a signal controlled junction there has been an assumption by many that one party passed through a red light.

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Cyclist injured in Edinburgh today
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2008, 08:52:23 pm »
If he's in the Southern General, he's in the best possible place. Their spinal injuries unit is excellent. Poor bloke.
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blackpuddinonnabike

Re: Cyclist injured in Edinburgh today
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2008, 11:13:24 am »
Always brings it home more when it's close to where you are. I really hope he sees some/any improvement.

Other than the original story there doesn't seem to have been any coverage of the incident to glean the facts of what happened. I suspect it's one we'll never hear about.