A cyclist is in hospital with serious head injuries after colliding with a runner thought to be taking part in a a race in Greenwich Park in London.
The female cyclist, aged in her 20s, was airlifted to hospital yesterday morning following the collision. The runner did not need any hospital treatment.
The crash took place as the Greenwich Park Tough Run event was held, with runners choosing either a 5k or 10k route.
A spokeswoman for the London Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 10.35am this morning to a road traffic collision at Greenwich Park involving a cyclist and a pedestrian.
“We sent three ambulance crews to the scene and London’s Air Ambulance.
“We treated one woman, reported to be in her 20s, for a serious head injury and a shoulder injury.
“She was taken to the Royal London Hospital as a priority in the air ambulance.”
There is no speed limit for cyclists in London’s Royal Parks, the organisation recently told the BBC.
In a statement it said that “there is no legal speed limit for cyclists in Hyde Park,” but cyclists were requested to adhere to the 5mph speed limit that applies to motorists, “even though [for bike riders] it is not a legal limit.”
Royal Parks also pointed out that “a criminal offence occurs when someone intentionally or recklessly interferes with the safety … of any person.”
Surely the wearing of hiviz and mounting a bicycle is enough...
Is air pollution the reason why all our southern and urban squirrels now look grey, not red?
The only sense I can think for the idiotic manoeuvre is the driver thought the cyclist was going into the little lane too, where it would have been...
Ebay can be quite good but list it when they have one of their 80% off selling fees weekends (seem to be every second Friday-Monday), or else you...
Same with me! Hope they reset the counter soon, so I can enter the new competition.
Manufacturing defect, send it back for a refund. Could be any number of reasons. Inconvenient but it won't take long to fix.
It's not the same without a lirpa loof reference, but that's going back a few years now
I'm pleased that local businesses seem to be more aware of issues than the council are - maybe they should volunteer to walk/cycle along the path...
That is true but I'm not sure that Shell's sponsorship of cycling will have much of an impact on the climate either....
Totally apropos that the Shell logo appears to be British Cycling up in flames