Cycling in Sydney Australia
I just wanted to alert people to a serious incident that occurred last week. I have not seen it covered outside road riding social media and the standard Police release that I had to go looking for.
A man riding a bicycle was run down from behind mid week and mid morning on the Akuna Bay loop. The motorist was a motorsport journalist test driving a McLaren supercar. 0 to 100kms in less than 4 seconds.
The rider sustained two broken knees, broken ribs and head/facial injuries. He is still in a very serious condition in ICU at RNSH.
NSW Police say they are investigating.
I've mentioned the incident to a few people and they had not heard of it so passing it along in case anyone rides that route or think that because it is a known loop for bicycle riders they can feel some degree of safety.
Spare a thought for the rider, James, and his family who had their lives turned upside down compliments of a vehicle that should not be allowed anywhere near a public road.
Also make sure you have a working bell fitted to your bicycle, ding ding, that is the sound of vision zero and road safety in NSW.
Please if anyone sees any more information on this, especially progress by Police do post it up.
No amount of money will make up for those injuries! Pity too, 3rd party only comes out of a pool rather than directed at the perpetrator.
Would seem Trivetts encourages recklessness on public roads with waves of cars given the chance to turn up the wick, rather than a single convoy. Suppose it's on James to prove, wouldn't be surprised there's articles out there on (mis)conduct during these test drives. Failure to mitigate risk and/or contributory negligence, you'd think might be able to be sheeted home to them if so.