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Two women latest cyclists injured in Hackney’s roads

PUBLISHED: 11:36 16 February 2011 | UPDATED: 11:36 16 February 2011

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(Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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Two women are the latest cyclists to be injured in collisions in the borough’s roads.

Ambulance crews treated one woman, who is believed to be in her 30s, after a crash with a double decker bus at the junction of Graham Road and Dalston Lane shortly before 6.30pm on Tuesday (February 15).

Witnesses said the victim was wheeling a bicycle across the junction.

She was taken to Homerton Hospital conscious and breathing and was in a stable condition on Wednesday morning.

A second woman in her 30s was cycling along City Road, Hoxton, just past the junction of Baldwin Street at around 8.50am on Wednesday morning when she was in collision with an HGV.

Emergency services raced to the scene and took the woman to the Royal London Hospital where she is being treated for leg injuries.

The Gazette understands the injuries are non-life threatening and reports suggest the woman’s feet went under the wheel of the lorry.

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  • This doesn't surprise me at all, and it's a miracle that more cyclists aren't killed or injured on the streets each day. I'm a regular cyclist and an occasional driver around London. I cycle about 10 miles per day through the city and pretty much every day, without fail, I see drivers on mobile phones, driving recklessly or simply just trying to overtake a woman on a bicycle as fast as possible. I'm not suggesting that every cyclist is perfect, because they're in no way that, but I am suggesting that motor vehicles often present a huge threat to pedestrians and cyclists and the message simply isn't understood by drivers that you *must* give more room to every more vulnerable road-user. During my time cycling on the road I've had to report a bus driver for exceptionally dangerous driving; which was followed up by the company and the driver 'given retraining' but deal with many instances most days of driver's behaviour including accelerating past me and then pulling in immediately in front of me. My personal rule is that pedestrians on foot have right of way. After that, bicyclists have right of way and finally motor vehicles.

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    betha

    Wednesday, February 16, 2011

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