A woman in her 60s has been hit by a cement truck driver on Oxford Street. Should such a vehicle even be on that stretch of road? Fingers crossed for her. http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/oxford-street-crash-cyclist-hit-by-cement-truck-a3135461.html
Just walked past this on my lunch break, pretty sobering. :(
There's so much development going on around Oxford Street, including Crossrail, that it's inevitable this kind of traffic has to go there. I'm never too comforted by the assertion that injuries are not life-threatening, as they may well be life-changing. All good wishes to her.
Been thinking about this and the implications of someone elderly but still able to make independent travel by bike being suddenly dependant on public transport or switching to driving is huge. Even if she makes a physical recovery being brave enough to ride again is a big ask. Makes me think of all sorts of life-changing for the worse, I hope that isn't the case.
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