Ipswich: Cyclist hurt after collision in Station Yard

Traffic incident at Ipswich Station Traffic incident at Ipswich Station

Monday, February 10, 2014
3:21 PM

A cyclist has been hurt in a collision with a car outside Ipswich Railway Station.

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A spokesman for Suffolk Constabulary said the injured man was being checked over by paramedics at the scene of the accident, which happen around 7am in Station Yard.

The road was reopened shortly before 9am.

28 comments

  • Cyclists are the same as pedestrians and are very vulnerable . Drivers of car lorries and vans should be more careful when they are about . When approaching a set of traffic lights on red no car driver would complain if the cyclist got off their bike and walked across to the other side through the red light , would they ? So really what is the difference in riding across , carefully ? I have seen cyclists using pedestrians crossings to get acroos from one side of the road to the other and then ride off along the path or road , don't hear anyone saying anthing about this ? Cyclists and pedestrians are at risk where vehicles are involved , they should be given more respect from drivers . Pedestrians and cyclists have never injured a person in a vehicle , but a pedestrian has knocked me off my bike without looking

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    Poppys Dad

    Monday, February 10, 2014

  • The Police's fault again ! So they target drink drivers , does that stop the drink driving - NO they prosecute thousands of people every year for using mobiles while driving , does that stop that - NO They cacth hundreds of thousands of people speeding , does that stop that - NO . It is the road users responsibility to conform if they don't then nobody can do anything about it . Any road use is dangerous if you fail to conform to the rules in place controlling the use of it.

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    Poppys Dad

    Friday, February 14, 2014

  • @gillgamesh. I didnt say i was driving a car try a 17.5ton lorry and STILL cyclists think they will win when they ride past my indicater (note at their eye level) then try and zip up the inside of me at a junction. Remember i need to overshoot that turn to get round my visibility i hampered and then they sit in a blind spot yet when you knock them over they moan WTF????????? @poppys dad er your comment about RIDING THROUGH A RED LIGHT mmmmmmmmmmm try reading the highway code red light means stop. Or are you advocating that a pedestrian can cross on the red man get knocked over and its the motor vehicles fault HOW RIDICULOUSLY stupid if you ride like that then you are either completly stupid or suicidal. Put more rounderbouts in IBC then watch the confusion of everyone when you try and get 44 foot long vehicle round it by taking control of the road and occupying two lanes. Or is everyone now going to say ban the lorrys BRILLIANT i hate taking a truck into the town it is so full of ignorant people that got a driving license at lego land or from the back of a cornflakes bix is unreal. Any one that wants to run shotgun with me for a day and video it apply here im happy to take you round then maybe you will appreciate it a.bit more...

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    Mr cynical

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • @IanW nobody is saying theat helmets are the be all and end all of cycling safety and as to their effectiveness, well even a little protection is surely better than no protection at all. If you tap someone on the head with a hammer, I am sure that if they were wearing a cycling helmet it would lessen the impact by a degree or two. If they are not effective why are they used in cycle racing events ? surely to save that little bit of weight, they would not be used unless it was felt they offered some protection. May I suggest that those guys go at a considerably higher speed than the average cyclist. I would not ride my bike without a helmet, for me it's common sense.

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    Renegade

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • poppys dad have you been at the bottle today .?a red light is to tell you to stop .

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    TERENCE MANNING

    Monday, February 10, 2014

  • @Mr Grumpy - you say cyclists have to be educated somehow to reduce the risks. But the truth is that cycling is already really very safe, and such incidents as there are are most often the fault of car drivers. What's actually needed is a mix of more sensible reporting and drivers that try slightly harder to stick to the rules.

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    GillGamesh

    Monday, February 10, 2014

  • I was sitting in the bus when it happened, bike rider done the normal "im a bike and invincible and I can weave between cars" well not today ya couldn't..

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    BRIAN

    Monday, February 10, 2014

  • Read what i said about the red traffic light . Many cyclists slip through lights and cause no inconvenience or danger to themselves or pedestrians or cause anybody to take avoiding action . If the junction is busy and dangerous then that would be totally stupid and dangerous and i am not promoting that at all . Many times i rode my bike at after 10pm along roads where the lights were at red and no traffic around at all. What is wrong with going across the light ? yes i know exactly what the highway code say and as i said earlier , if i got off anw walked across nobody would say anything at all , so whats the difference with cycling carefully across. The reason is that anonymous people on a forum feel it necessary to have a go at sensible people who have actually lived a normal life generally conforming to all rules and regulations . Some minor flouting of rules is possible given the right circumstances , like riding on a footpath sensibly for instance. One of the main reasons people like to have a go at cyclists is becasue they are frustrated at waiting and see cyclists keeping fit not having to wait and getting to where are they are going quicker than the ones sat in queues . Just my opinion and one which i accept some people won't agree with . I cycled to and from work in Ipswich town centre for 25 years , so think my opinion might be well recieved as an experienced sensible cyclist .

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    Poppys Dad

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Q?: Why did it take 2 hours from the time of the accident for the road to be reopened?

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    Charlie's Angel No1

    Monday, February 10, 2014

  • I'm surprised one of the many craters on our roads wasn't to blame.

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    TrollFace

    Monday, February 10, 2014

  • I see good drivers and bad drivers everyday and good cyclists and bad cyclists everyday , it comes down to the individual ,but I would like to see the police care and stop turning a blind eye , large fines to anyone who doesn't follow the highway code , I see people using mobile phones when driving , speeding , eating big macs , putting on make up , lorry drivers watching films and eating dinner when driving, cyclists with no lights and riding on paths ... none of us owns the road , so we should all follow the rules or get off it.

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    dc

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • What we need is another set of traffic lights at this junction, it's madness that there are only four sets to control the traffic. I am going to write to Suffolk County Council and demand more traffic lights, perhaps to control the flow of traffic to the next set of traffic lights after this dangerous and potentially fatal incident!!! I mean it's not like they could refuse is it?

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    Citizen

    Monday, February 10, 2014

  • Ok poppys dad point taken. So how about then, that cyclists should be made to take a PROPER test conducted to a set standard and given a license ( endorsable) the same as every other road user. That push bikes the same as any other road vehicle must carry a certificate endorsing that they are roadworthy. I wont say tax them as they dont plough damn great chunks out of the blacktop like my truck does but i see SO many bikes ( and NOT just kids) with bad tyres one brake and no lights when you sit six feet up they are so hard to spot until the ast minute you cant stop a truck like you can a car ( yes it stos hard within its own length agreed) but to tke hard evasive action to avoid some prat jumping off the kerb into the road is just maddness where do i go????? Yank it to the right ? Into oncoming traffic possibly killing a complete family? ( not really a good option) or keep in a straight line and just HOPE i miss them.( again not ideal). As for yarmouth road i am sure you know what i am on about. Its a double solid whit line. ( that is to be treated as a brick wall you dont cross it) hen you get a nutter coming over that hill at about 40 mph to jump the queues again ask yourself where you would tuck an 8' 6" wide ( excluding mirrors) vehicle to avoid the said bike. Cycle lanes on the roads are not the answer they are not wide enough and have drains and debris in there narrow the footpath and stick them there as in belgium fine. But not along a gutter. Another gripe on a differnt tack is the IDIOT i saw today at the junction at spring road caudwell hall road sitting in the middle of the road waiting to turn right ON A DISABILITY SCOOTER. ( no lights no indicators etc ) Please if this was you keep it on the path. If the police clamped down on the cyclists a bit more then maybe ( yes they will moan) but they will soon see a reduction in vehicle versus bike RTC's

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    Mr cynical

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • There is a feeling in some circles that wearing a helmet makes a cyclist feel safer and therefore more likely to take risks, and so just as likely to be involved in a collision as one not wearing a helmet. Wearing a helmet might reduce injury in the event of an accident but it will not prevent the accident in the first place. Cyclists have to be educated somehow to reduce the risk.

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    Mr Grumpy

    Monday, February 10, 2014

  • UNBELIEVABLE........ Some of the STUPID comments on here. Ride through a red light ( what then blame the car driver for driving over the top of you on a green light.) Bring back the cycling proficiency test a school, give cyclists a PROPER test ( including a theory on bike maintenance) and book them for breaking the highway code the same as cars ......... And for all you suicidle IDIOT motorcyclists that think that coming over the brow of the hill on yarmouth road is either a, clever b, funny or , legal think again I DONT MOVE .. I am bigger and heavier AND on my side of the road.... Anyway car versus bike only one outcome there car wins everytime. Next time cyclist think twice before riding like a prat. If you want a day off work throw a sickie. Rather than wasting resources on your stupidity ( namely police that could have been boosting mcdonalds profits. B, ambulance that could have ben sitting on a14 waiting for an incident at the docks Not to mention all the people YOU personally because of your stupidity made late for work. Who is going to make there wages up YOU ????noooooooooo of course not ..

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    Mr cynical

    Monday, February 10, 2014

  • Brian, I agree with you. I'm a keen cyclist myself but unfortunately, although there are strong campaigns to get people on their bikes, the roads in town and out of town are not good enough to support this initive and cyclists should be more cautious. Also there should be stricter laws enforced to ensure the safety of cyclists and motorists a like. Too often, I see cyclists in and out of town who neglect to use a safety helmet, ride without lights in the dark and feel that they have the right to ignore traffic signals. I certainly am not one of these, if you use the roads, respect them and your own personal safety, not all car drivers are considerate and not all cyclists are either.

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    Renegade

    Monday, February 10, 2014

  • As a cyclist and a motorist I can see both sides of the argument. I wear a helmet have lights and bright reflective clothing. I have seen many a cyclist with none of the above and think if they get hit by a vehicle then they only have themselves to blame. Yet despite me wearing bright clothing and having lights I have still had drivers overtake me and then turn left in front of me. Common sense is needed by both.

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    JC

    Monday, February 10, 2014

  • Ok @Mr Cynical, I think you misunderstood. I wasn't suggesting that if cars were more dangerous that'd give them more rights. In most circumstances the law aims to protect the vulnerable. I was trying to suggest that many road users do not see road transport as a competition where bigger users "win" at the expense of the smaller. The "I bet they would complain if they weren't so dead - hah!" attitude is arguably unhelpful. All cyclists are aware that lorries are dangerous; I'd suggest the trick is to work on making lorries safer. Plus - if you can't see them, how do you know what they're doing? And if you know they're there, why not let them past? Is it so you can win?

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    GillGamesh

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • I have seen so many near misses at these lights and people going through red lights, bikes as well as vehicles, something needs to be done. 2 hours? A complete joke.

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    kev70

    Monday, February 10, 2014

  • Well thanks Mr Cynical for sharing your great INTELLIGENCE. You also seem like a really NICE guy. I mean, who can argue with you when you say that cars are bigger and more solid, therefore it's all the cyclists' fault? Yeah, might is right baby. And we all know that most traffic and accidents are caused by SELFISH cyclists. If only they'd all drive cars everyone could ram everyone safely and there'd be no more traffic. Still, you're right about some of the unbelievably stupid comments.

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    GillGamesh

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • the should be NOT compulsory!!

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    IanW

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Why did it take 2 hours for the road to re-open after this accident? Surely there is a better way of dealing with such incidents?

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    Charlie's Angel No1

    Monday, February 10, 2014

  • Yep - Although don't they realise that clearing up quickly and letting us all get to work on time (for once) would be a much more effective PR method.

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    Charlie's Angel No1

    Monday, February 10, 2014

  • i would just like to go on record to say that i went past this and the police are handling the traffic really well.

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    Mr DJ

    Monday, February 10, 2014

  • @ Mr Grumpy, sorry I can't go along with your arguement, a helmet is a safety device, if a cyclist is likely to take more risks because heshe is wearing one, that's just stupidity. The same arguement then could be levelled at motorcyclists, helmets prevent head injuries end of.

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    Renegade

    Monday, February 10, 2014

  • Charlie's Angel No1...it's so police officers can be seen to be busy and important.

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    Robotix

    Monday, February 10, 2014

  • @Brian if you were a witness you need to get in touch with the plod. @renegade, trouble with advocating helmet use and the reason they are compulsory is because theres no evidence they are effective, enforcing their use stops (see australia) people cycling who may otherwise and criticising those who dont wear one provides support to the anti cycling brigade and worse if they have been in an accident is often victim blaming allowing the whoever is at fault to transfer responsibility. As we often hear "this young man was squished by a 40 ton truck however he wasnt wearing a plastic hat so it was partly his fault". !! If you really want to reduce injuries I suggest advocate motorist wear neck braces and helmets that would be much more effective given the type of injuries recorded and more benefit due to the frequncy of accidents (albiet equally disproportionate to the overall risk). @JC how does a helmet stop anyone getting hit by a vehicle? Take a look at Holland (27% of journeys bike) or Denmark (20% of journeys by bike) neither population feels the need to dress in funny clothes because they have proper infrastructure and a respectful attitude towards each other, legally enforced duty of care for vulnerable road users. @cynical....errrm actually nothing you say is worth responding to. Sounds like an unfortunate accident, hope the cyclist isnt too hurt and of course no ones critical missions were too disrupted by the delay.

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    IanW

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • What comments are stupid ?

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    Poppys Dad

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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