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Blind-sided - why bus drivers can't always see cyclists

Every year, well over three thousand cyclists are killed or seriously injured on our roads, and most of those accidents happen in urban areas.

Now, in Brighton and Hove, a campaign has been launched to warn cyclists that bus drivers often struggle to see them.

That's because there are large blind-spots round their vehicles, as Malcolm Shaw reports.


Cyclist seriously hurt in crash

A cyclist has been seriously injured following a crash involving a utility vehicle.

It happened shortly after 8am on Winchester Road at it’s junction with Forest Road and Curdridge Lane. Officers have closed the road while they investigate the circumstances of what happened.

The road is likely to remain shut until at least midday so drivers are being advised to find alternative routes.

The cyclist has been taken to Southampton General Hospital by ambulance. His condition is described as serious.

Man arrested in connection with cyclist collision

The cyclist injured near the Folly Roundabout at Redon Way Credit: UKNIP

A 28-year-old man from Andover has been arrested in connection with a crash in which a cyclist was left in a life threatening condition.

He has been arrested on suspicion causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

The 46-year-old cyclist remains in a life-threatening condition after being hit by a vehicle near the Folly Roundabout at Redon Way in Andover yesterday afternoon.

Tree to be planted in memory of men killed in crash

Kris Jarvis (left) and John Morland were killed in February Credit: ITV Meridian

The families of two men who were killed in a crash in Berkshire want a tree planted in their memory.

Kris Jarvis and John Morland were cycling in Purley Rise when they collided with a car in February.

Alexander Walter was jailed for 10 years last month after pleading guilty to two counts of causing death by dangerous driving as well as driving while uninsured and disqualified, and aggravated vehicle taking.

Cyclist dies on Sutton Scotney to Micheldever road

Police are investigating the death of a cyclist on the road between Sutton Scotney and Micheldever. Officers were called to the scene at Hunton shortly before 4pm this afternoon.

It is believed the cyclist, a man in his 60s, fell from the bicycle. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers are trying to establish the circumstances leading to his death and would appeal for anyone with any information to contact Sergeant Barry Long at Whitchurch Roads Policing Unit on 101.


Cyclist who hit young girl is jailed for a year

A Bournemouth cyclist who knocked down a young girl has been sent to jail for 12 months.

On 25th November 2013 at Bournemouth Crown Court, Philip Douglas Benwell, who is 38-years-old, pleaded guilty to committing grievous bodily harm.

The court heard evidence that Benwell rode through a red light and hit a nine-year-old girl on 26th July 2013 along Pinecliff Road by the entrance to Branksome Beach.

He then picked up his bike and left the scene.

The pedestrian suffered serious head injuries and was taken to Southampton General Hospital for treatment.

Philip Douglas Benwell has been sent to jail for 1 year for GBH Credit: Dorset Police

Elderly cyclist in hospital after crash

An 83-year-old cyclist has serious head injuries following a collision with a car outside Butlins in West Sussex.

The incident happened at 4.15pm on Saturday, August 17 on the Upper Bognor Road in Bognor Regis.

The cyclist was taken to St Richards Hospital in Chichester where he is in a critical condition.

Police are asking for anyone with information to contact them on 101 quoting Operation Hickling.

Cyclist injured in collision

A cyclist has been injured after being involved in a collision with a car.

The incident happened today in London Road, Balcombe near the Cowdray Arms pub at around 3pm.

The cyclist, a man, thought to be in his 20s was taken by ambulance to St Georges Hospital in London with serious head injuries.

If you witnessed the collision and have not yet spoken to officers please call 101 quoting serial 929 of 6/7 or email

Cyclist killed on trunk road

Kent Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal collision on the A299 Thanet Way at Broomfield near Herne Bay.

A cyclist involved in a collision with a small lorry on the London-bound carriageway opposite the former Roman Galley public House, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The London-bound carriageway of Thanet Way was closed from the roundabout at St Nicholas at Wade while the emergency services dealt with the incident. The road was re-opened at 3.40 pm.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is being asked to phone Kent Police.

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