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2010-12-07 - Rider Down, Marble Arch Roundabout (London)
 
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Old 7th December 2010   #1
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2010-12-07 - Rider Down, Marble Arch Roundabout (London)

There's a female cyclist trapped under a lorry on the northbound Edgware Road exit from the roundabout.

All three emergancy services are currently in attendance at the site.

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It's a Brinks truck which is basically a large armoured vault on wheels.
The cyclist is trapped under the nearside rear wheels.

I will leave the conjecture of how the accident happened to the professionals and to actual witnesses.

Stay strong lady.


13:08 update:
According to the Police on the scene, the incident is currently being treated as a non-fatal collision, though there is great concern for the cyclists legs which were trapped beneath the rear wheels for considerable time, *she will be lucky to walk again.

*This is potentially conjecture on the bike officers part.

Last edited by Object; 7th December 2010 at 13:09.
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Old 7th December 2010   #2
31tumdonor
 
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shit! fingers crossed
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Old 7th December 2010   #3
bodieanddoyle
 
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I use that route on a weekly basis - it's generally carnage.

Fingers crossed.
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Old 7th December 2010   #5
TheorySwine
 
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Shit, I come down there every day. Hope for the best.
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Old 7th December 2010   #6
bodieanddoyle
 
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Linky no worky!
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Old 7th December 2010   #7
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How sad, fingers crossed she pulls through.
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Old 7th December 2010   #8
benjam
 
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ouch town. I f*cking hate that roundabout.
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Old 7th December 2010   #9
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Fuck, fingers crossed for the lady
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Old 7th December 2010   #10
sniffy
 
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Shit, fingers crossed :(
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Old 7th December 2010   #11
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How many fucking times does need need to happen? Is it just collateral damage on a busy road system or can anything ever be done to solve the problem?

Hoping for the best for the victim and that it is not as serious as it sounds.
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Old 7th December 2010   #12
ojeffcottdonor
 
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jesus.

hope she's okay...
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Old 7th December 2010   #13
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Fingers crossed
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Old 7th December 2010   #14
busseynova
 
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Fucking hell. I don't cycle in London, but that system is petrifying in a car, total chaos most of the time. Hope she's gonne be ok.
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Old 7th December 2010   #15
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from the bbc:

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Update on the accident at Marble Arch - the pedestrian involved has been taken to hospital...
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Old 7th December 2010   #16
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Pedestrian? Work colleague said their was a bike under the front and presumably the cyclist trapped at the rear.
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Old 7th December 2010   #17
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: I
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Old 7th December 2010   #18
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Originally Posted by hippy View Post
It's amazing how many different descriptions are being posted..??

Bus/Truck/Ped/Cyclist etc sometimes wonder if people actually use they're eyes..
Or do they just post stuff that seems to fit what they think might be going on?
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Old 7th December 2010   #19
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Bad news. :(

That gyratory is definitely in the worst 20 in London.

I hope her injuries will be less severe than it sounds right now.
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Old 7th December 2010   #20
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Originally Posted by sniffy View Post
It's amazing how many different descriptions are being posted..??

Bus/Truck/Ped/Cyclist etc sometimes wonder if people actually use they're eyes..
Or do they just post stuff that seems to fit what they think might be going on?
There's a lot of confusion and panic after a personal injury collision. It's not surprising in the slightest. Look at how if it doesn't look as if it's too bad, people just want to get away and not deal with it. With more serious things, many people want to rubberneck. Secondhand knowledge gets passed around. People speculate.
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Old 7th December 2010   #21
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The OP is information unfortunately witnessed first hand, most of the internet and Twitter posts are second hand information and hearsay.

I have to head past there again shortly so I'll see if there's any further information and update the original post.
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Old 7th December 2010   #22
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Updated.
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Old 7th December 2010   #23
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Fingers crossed for minimal injury and a full recovery
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Old 7th December 2010   #24
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nasty nasty shit. hope the injured parties make a full recovery. best wishes.
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Old 7th December 2010   #25
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I saw this incident today. The poor girl was on a bike and I heard her scream as she went under the truck. I was at the lights heading towards Oxford Street on a bike just a few metres away. I called the ambulance. I'm a bit traumatised by it all to be honest, and came across this thread after googling and hoping to find some good news that she was OK.

My new mission in life is to make a fuss to try to get something done about the way traffic goes round the Edgware Road end of the Marble Arch. About 20 seconds before this happened I was cut up by a black BWM that cut across the lane going towards Oxford Street - I swore at him a few times and a few seconds later the poor girl went under the truck. Unbelievable. It very nearly was me today. That junction is a mess.

I'm not religious, but thoughts and prayers go to that poor girl and her family.
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Old 7th December 2010   #26
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Just seen the 13:08 update, hope this is correct.
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Old 7th December 2010   #27
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Fingers crossed she'll recover.

Stay safe people!
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Old 7th December 2010   #28
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^^^+1. As said above, I use Edgware Road daily, but not as far down as Marble Arch. Just this morning a van overtook me, leaving no more than a centimetre space between us. Really scary stuff.
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Old 7th December 2010   #29
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:(
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Old 7th December 2010   #30
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Just seen the 13:08 update, hope this is correct.
Correct at time of press. The police had just reopened the northbound lane of Edgware road and were pulling down the remaining police tape on the pavements.

Well done on calling the ambulance, I pulled up outside the sainsburys what must have been immediately after the accident (On the pavement coming from Oxford Street) and Mike Hael saw me and stopped heading the same direction you must have come from.
Let me know if there is anything I can do to help.
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Old 7th December 2010   #31
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Concerned: Be proud of yourself for calling the ambulance. Believe me lots of people would have looked the other way.

Also, look after yourself. You may be in shock or about to go into shock from what you have seen. Even if not, seeing what you have seen is horrible. If you feel like its hitting you badly, call a friend to come and spend some time with you.

Thoughts with the cyclist...stay strong lady

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Last edited by Stonehedge; 7th December 2010 at 13:31. Reason: Typo
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Old 7th December 2010   #32
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Concerned, sorry to hear that you had to witness this. It sounds horrible. You should give the RoadPeace helpline a call. They run a lot of support services for injured or bereaved people and will no doubt know where you could turn to get support. Have a look here:

http://www.roadpeace.org/support/emo...port/helpline/

Good luck, you did the right thing.
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Old 7th December 2010   #33
Concerned
Thanks. I felt pretty sick and shaky and had to sit down for a while after.

Massive, massive respect to two other female cyclists who spoke and and held the poor girl's hand while waiting for the ambulance. It wasn't a pretty scene but they looked very calm and composed which I hope would have been some reassurance.
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Old 7th December 2010   #34
Stonehedge
I had lunch yesterday with a good friend who lost her leg below the knee in a bike accident about 18 months ago. I'm currently helping her get back on two wheels, modifying prosthetic/cleats etc.

Her one biggest regret (apart from going under a transit van in the first place) is that she hadnt been able to thank the people who sat with her in the road holding her hands until help arrived and the person who called the ambulance in the first place. She is certain that their kindness saved her life (and her other leg). As I said, be proud of yourself.
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Old 7th December 2010   #35
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this is awful.
concerned, i really cannot emphasise enough what an important impact you made on that girl's life today. as a cyclist, witnessing something like this is my worst nightmare.
everything i have goes out to the girl and her family. i'm going to think positive and hope she pulls through.
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Old 7th December 2010   #36
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Yes, well done Concerned for doing your bit, not easy under the circumstances. Hope the lady is OK.
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Old 7th December 2010   #37
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Heart-breaking, hope she's (going to be) OK.

Well done those of you who helped.....
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Old 7th December 2010   #38
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Oh my god this is so upsetting to read. I hope with all my heart she is ok.
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Old 7th December 2010   #39
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heal up soon lady.

/a lorry? quelle suprise.
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Old 7th December 2010   #40
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I work in a building nearby. the police came around asking for CCTV video. i am sorry to say that the woman did not make it. what a sad tragedy, especially just before the holidays.
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Old 7th December 2010   #41
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RIP. so tragic. thoughts go out to victim's family and loved ones.
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Old 7th December 2010   #42
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horrible news RIP
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Old 7th December 2010   #43
Stonehedge
RIP fellow cyclist

Will be thinking of her family and friends.

I'm sorry the news is bad Concerned. Remember what I said about getting a mate round if you're feeling rough.

Gutwrenching.
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Old 7th December 2010   #44
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Beware of such news borne by police. I fell for this again recently even though I knew better. It may be true but I sincerely hope not. In any event, better to wait for official confirmation.

Last edited by Oliver Schick; 7th December 2010 at 18:40.
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Old 7th December 2010   #45
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Awful news ... hope for a full recovery.

Last edited by LongAndWinding; 12th December 2010 at 16:42. Reason: fingers crossed she'll be ok.
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Old 7th December 2010   #46
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Originally Posted by Oliver Schick View Post
Beware of such news borne by police. I fell for this again recently even through I knew better. It may be true but I sincerely hope not. In any event, better to wait for official confirmation.
+1
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Old 7th December 2010   #47
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Horrible. RIP.
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Old 7th December 2010   #48
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Awful news if true. I'm holding out hope that she's ok and this is just misinformation from the po.
:(
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Old 7th December 2010   #49
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RIP lady very sad news
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Old 7th December 2010   #50
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Shit. So sad
R.i.p.
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