Cyclist Gets Hit By Car and Survives
This cyclist was biking into London when he was struck by a car, did a somersault, and then landed on his feet with just some bruises.
WARNING: NSFW Language
The second time I rode into London in an effort to gain some fitness, rather than take the train, ended like this.
I was travelling around 22mph through Romford. Drizzly conditions so I was being cautious around bends and roundabouts. I didn't expect this!
I just about got my hands to the brakes (it can just be seen on the frame before impact) but I had no chance of stopping.
I'm not quite sure how I wasn't seen. I'm over 6ft and was wearing a bright blue jacket. If I was seen then it's a very bad judgement in my speed.
After a very uncomfortable trip to the hospital in a neck brace and spinal board and various x-rays I escaped with just bruising. So I consider myself lucky.
At the time the driver was apologetic and was informed by the police that I was recording my ride and seemed to admit fault. But when it came to my insurance claim against her she disputed it. Safe to say the video has saved me a lot of hassle and 3 weeks later the cheque has already arrived from the insurance company.
My 4 week old Giant bike was written off but thanks to the guys at Cycle Store they put me one of the two they had left aside and I'm looking forward to getting back out there.