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Cyclist crashes into gate #851286
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WIRRAL'S street lights blackout has been blamed after a cyclist suffered injuries when she rode into gate on an unlit public cycle / footpath.

Lisa Madden was cycling along the pathway near Seacombe SpacePort designated for bike riders and pedestrians - on her way to a fitness club on the night of Monday, January 13, when she crashed into he closed gate.

The teacher was "sent flying" and sustained injuries to her chest and thigh.


http://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/1...ource=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter














Last edited by RUDEBOX; 17th Jan 2014 7:25pm. Reason: Duplicated paragraph

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Re: Cyclist crashes into gate [Re: RUDEBOX] #851287
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I can't see how she did not see the gate?? That maybe because I am familiar with the area though.

Still, her injuries look painful and there is no real point to the 'gate of doom'.


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Re: Cyclist crashes into gate [Re: RUDEBOX] #851288
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surely she should of had lights!!

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The only thing that could make sense was if she was dazzled.

We don't have pitch black.


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Originally Posted by pokerchamp
surely she should of had lights!!
withthat too

The carpark is well lit too.


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seems like somebody could be looking for "where there's blame there's a claim"!

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She did have lights

Apparently she'd ridden that way lots of times and there was no gate, then that day there was a new gate

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OMG that is horrific, was the gate okay?


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Dumb bitch.

Silly not having lighting there though given the people that hang around.

Live nearby meself and walk the dog down there and always see muppets hangin round.

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Must be riding with eyes shut, or going too fast, if it was that dark then surely you would adjust your speed to suit the conditions, good job there were no pedestrians on the path in dark clothing.

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Originally Posted by Wiggi77
She did have lights

Apparently she'd ridden that way lots of times and there was no gate, then that day there was a new gate
That gate has been there for donkeys years!!


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Dark and dangerous. (As Jim Royal would say My Arse) Would you notice the closed gate?

Sorry but if this person could not see the gate, then they should not be riding a bike.

All they can see is

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If you can't see in front of you the conditions are not good enough for cycling to take place. Therefore if you cannot 'see' do 'not' cycle.
I wonder if thoughts of compensation were involved?


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Originally Posted by RUDEBOX
Originally Posted by Wiggi77
She did have lights

Apparently she'd ridden that way lots of times and there was no gate, then that day there was a new gate
That gate has been there for donkeys years!!


That's why I put apparently, I was quoting what her husband had put on Facebook. Luckily I don't have a need to go down there

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Google Earth clearly shows that a gate has been there for quite some time
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/preview#!data=!1m8!1m3!1d3!2d-3.018059!3d53.408673!2m2!1f180!2f90!4f75!2m9!1e1!2m4!1sFA14tKT8yFCkHRh2UpnPBA!2e0!9m1!6sA554!5m2!1sFA14tKT8yFCkHRh2UpnPBA!2e0&fid=5


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