Third cyclist hit by lorry in Bristol
A cyclist was hit by a lorry this morning in Stokes Croft, the third time in six days that a bicycle and a lorry have collided in Bristol.
The accident happened at 10.20am on the junction of Stokes Croft and Ashley Road as an orange lorry turned left into Ashley Road and hit the female cyclist near the pedestrian crossing.
A paramedic in a rapid response vehicle arrived within five minutes of the first 999 call, and an ambulance arrived at 10.30am.
The cyclist, who is aged in her 20s, was taken to the BRI with leg injuries that are not life-threatening.
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Another cyclist who saw the aftermath of the incident, but who did not want to be named, said: "Suddenly there was really load screaming that doesn't stop. Everyone nearby started rushing up, saying, 'what's happened?' and looking around.
"There was a woman on the floor screaming, not much blood. A PCSO ran up and started to look after her, and called for support.
"The nearby shop brought out a blanket and everyone comforted the cyclist until the paramedics and then the ambulance turned up."
He added: "It's too early to assign blame here; the reality is that in any bike/lorry collision, it's the person on the bike who loses. What is obvious, when you look back at the route they were using is that the bike lane leads people on bikes into exactly the wrong place - inside vehicles on the left turn lane.
"That it really is something to avoid. This is a pretty hazardous junction all round."
On Monday, a cyclist was hit by a lorry on Park Row; and yesterday a cyclist was hit by a lorry on the Old Market roundabout in Bristol.