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Crash, bang, wallop, NOT a picture

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We (the BaggieBoy and I) were cycling back from 'our' farm, on a fairly narrow country road. A bus overtook us, (crossing a solid centre white line, the naughty driver) it cut sharply back infont of me (narrowly missing my elbow) causing the backend to swing out further. An on coming motorcyclist made contact with the bus. The guy didn't appear too badly hurt.

The urge to get my camphone out and take pictures was very strong, but I was trying to act as the sensible first aider!
29th Aug 2009, 15:21   | tags:

bloody cyclists.

29th Aug 2009, 15:57

Dhamaka says:

but what a photostory it would have been...

29th Aug 2009, 16:10

Caine says:

Yikes! Damn bus drivers...

29th Aug 2009, 16:42

FilbertFox says:

had the guy not been on the road hurt and dazed, i would have taken pics.

What struck me (not the bus thank goodness) was how polite everyone was, no getting angry or blaming people

29th Aug 2009, 16:52

Anonymous says:

politeness due to shock no doubt....sounds bloomin scary to me :-(

29th Aug 2009, 17:21

paintist says:

and that was me nli :-(

29th Aug 2009, 17:22

nige says:

As long as everyone is okay.

29th Aug 2009, 17:42

Twiglet says:

Glad you and BB are alright H. Hugs from me xxx

29th Aug 2009, 18:34

FilbertFox says:

i reckon he had some broken ribs, but hopefully not much more

29th Aug 2009, 19:25

JokerXL says:


Pictures next time!
get your priorities right!

29th Aug 2009, 19:46

Spiderbaby says:

bloody buses! They are not friendly to things on 2 wheels, not at all. :( Did the bus stop?
Glad everyone survived at least.

31st Aug 2009, 18:57

FilbertFox says:

the driver did stop

31st Aug 2009, 19:15

MandyP says:

sounds bloomin scary to me :-(

I think paintist said what i was thinking...

31st Aug 2009, 19:15

crickson says:

The standard of bus driving hasn't changed much since I left then? Glad you weren't hurt.

I was in a cycle accident myself last week when a woman opened the passenger door of her shiny red SUV right onto the cycle path in front of me. I went straight into it, but luckily was travelling at low speed.

31st Aug 2009, 19:17

Caine says:

Glad you're okay too, Crickson. In the U.S., the most moronic drivers can generally be found driving an SUV.

31st Aug 2009, 19:25

FilbertFox says:

Crickson on a bike is one of the delights i am looking forward to seeing

31st Aug 2009, 19:26

Spiderbaby says:

Caine - but that's most drivers!!!

31st Aug 2009, 20:50

Caine says:

I know, I know. I run up against the moron SUV brigade all the time.

31st Aug 2009, 20:54

Viv says:

no different here

bad bus (driver)

3rd Sep 2009, 23:41