2019-05-22 - Rider down (fatality) - Glasgow

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  • I just tried to work out how this happened but couldn't find any very informative articles:

    https://www.glasgowlive.co.uk/news/glasg­ow-news/cyclist-killed-fatal-glasgow-sou­th-16312291

    https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/1765­6155.police-attend-road-traffic-accident­-on-pollokshaws-road/

    From the Herald story:

    One shop worker on Pollokshaws Road told us what he heard.

    He said: “We heard the horn which is quite normal for the cross, but we didn’t hear the crash from the cars which you’d usually expect. It was just silence.

    “That’s when we realised it must have been a cyclist. Then we saw all the police and everything outside.

    [...]

    “The police have asked us for our CCTV which faces down Pollokshaws Road. I think the truck was coming up the road and turning left.”

    It's unclear whether the lorry was coming along Pollokshaws Road or Nithsdale Drive and whether it's the lorry in the pictures. It may either have turned from Nithsdale Drive into Pollokshaws Road or from Pollokshaws Road north into Calder Street (sharp turn). It sounds a little as if it may have been the latter, but it's not possible to tell. Either way, the lorry driver clearly turned left across the path of the rider. Also no info on whether they moved off from a stationary position or whether traffic was free-flowing along their alignment when they crashed.

    RIP unknown rider.

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