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Feb 13

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mga113 says:

collosion with cyclist


This is the scenario of what happened yesterday.

I was riding up to a junction of an unmade road after visiting my friends. As I came to the junction that is to a fairly busy town road, a cyclist riding on the pavement coming from my right collided with my bike. He was travelling fast & could not stop as I moved towards the pavement edge ready to join the main road.

Part of the pavement further along is for cyclists & pedestrians, but there is a blue backgrounded sign saying 'cyclists dismount' clearly displayed.

The police did not attend & neither the cyclist or myself were badly injured. I have a bruised & sprained left foot/knee. The cyclist was more shocked than anything.

His cycle & my bike both damaged though.

The cyclist is blaming me for crossing the pavement to get to the main road, but surely he shouldn;t be cycling on the path??!! I have got his details & passed on my insurance details. He, of course doesn't have insurance!!!

I have phoned mny insurance company this morning & they will get back to me!

Where do I stand legally? Any help will be greatly appreciated.



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Aug 12

Posts: 267

zanderh says:

Got pictures?

You got piccies of the scene & signs? Would definitely help to have photo evidence of any and all signage along with photos from both your and the Cyclists PoVs.

I'd imagine, assuming you collect the above, that you would be able to successfully claim against him should you wish to, given your description.
I can't imagine he'd be able to successfully claim damages to his property against you, however. But it all depends on evidence! Contacted ACIC? Some very good feedback & reviews.

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Mar 09

Posts: 9015

jaffa90 says:


Have you an independant witness? That`s the first priority after a minor accident.If the cyclist is a house owner he should have public/ personnel liability ins cover.

Obviously he should not ride on the pavement but will he admit to this?

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Aug 09

Posts: 2721

MarcusMarsh says:


As the other guys have mentioned, witness statements and photos are needed to establish the facts.  One question though - by 'unmade road' do you mean 'drive'?  If you are pulling out of a drive accross a pathway to join a road then you would have an obigation to make sure that the way is clear.    

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Apr 06

Posts: 367

ACIC says:

Accident with cyclist

It does sound like you were exiting a driveway? If that is the case then there was an obligation on each of you to check the path was clear - based on this evidence I imagine this would be 50/50 but I would need to see photos, layout etc to be sure.

Kind regards

Andrew Campbell, Bikelawyer Motorcycle Accident Solicitors

MCN Legal Expert

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Feb 13

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