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UPDATED: Cyclist suffers head injury in Rawtenstall crash

Lancashire Telegraph: Cyclist suffers head injury in Rawtenstall crash Cyclist suffers head injury in Rawtenstall crash

A CYCLIST was taken to hospital with a head injury and breathing difficulties after a collision with a car in Rawtenstall this morning.

The man, believed to be in his 50s, was involved in an incident with a yellow Nissan Micra in Burnley Road, at around 10.22am.

The car, being driven by an elderly woman, was close to the Spar petrol station when the accident happened, witnesses said.

Two ambulances and a number of police cars attended.

Police closed a stretch of the road for around half an hour, causing traffic to back up.

Eye-witness Ambia Khan, a 19-year-old student teacher who lives near the petrol station, said: “I was looking out of the window when I saw it happen.

“Then I saw the police and paramedics turn up and the cyclist was put on a stretcher and taken away in an ambulance.

”The elderly lady looked like she was in shock when she was talking to a police officer after it happened.”

Another eyewitness said: “A lot of people came out to help. One guy was cradling the cyclist’s head before the paramedics came and took over.”

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11:29am Sat 26 Apr 14

Chris P Bacon says...

Would the reporter care to elucidate on the term 'cyclist'? Was the person an actual cyclist or someone who was on a bike? There's a world of difference there. I assume you wouldn't call someone kicking a ball a footballer, would you?
Would the reporter care to elucidate on the term 'cyclist'? Was the person an actual cyclist or someone who was on a bike? There's a world of difference there. I assume you wouldn't call someone kicking a ball a footballer, would you? Chris P Bacon
  • Score: -25

5:37pm Sat 26 Apr 14

No C Parker says...

Try reading a dictionary before posting a stupid comment, it might make your opinion more credible.

Hope the poor chap makes a speedy recovery.
Try reading a dictionary before posting a stupid comment, it might make your opinion more credible. Hope the poor chap makes a speedy recovery. No C Parker
  • Score: 6

6:19pm Sat 26 Apr 14

supertrooper says...

Chris P Bacon wrote:
Would the reporter care to elucidate on the term 'cyclist'? Was the person an actual cyclist or someone who was on a bike? There's a world of difference there. I assume you wouldn't call someone kicking a ball a footballer, would you?
The person was a cyclist. Full stop. Don`t post nonsense.
[quote][p][bold]Chris P Bacon[/bold] wrote: Would the reporter care to elucidate on the term 'cyclist'? Was the person an actual cyclist or someone who was on a bike? There's a world of difference there. I assume you wouldn't call someone kicking a ball a footballer, would you?[/p][/quote]The person was a cyclist. Full stop. Don`t post nonsense. supertrooper
  • Score: 5

6:39pm Sat 26 Apr 14

HelmshoreBoy says...

Chris P Bacon wrote:
Would the reporter care to elucidate on the term 'cyclist'? Was the person an actual cyclist or someone who was on a bike? There's a world of difference there. I assume you wouldn't call someone kicking a ball a footballer, would you?
T.I.T!
[quote][p][bold]Chris P Bacon[/bold] wrote: Would the reporter care to elucidate on the term 'cyclist'? Was the person an actual cyclist or someone who was on a bike? There's a world of difference there. I assume you wouldn't call someone kicking a ball a footballer, would you?[/p][/quote]T.I.T! HelmshoreBoy
  • Score: 3

4:33pm Sun 27 Apr 14

bluewindow says...

Chris P Bacon wrote:
Would the reporter care to elucidate on the term 'cyclist'? Was the person an actual cyclist or someone who was on a bike? There's a world of difference there. I assume you wouldn't call someone kicking a ball a footballer, would you?
Would you call a person who writes a stupid comment stupid??
[quote][p][bold]Chris P Bacon[/bold] wrote: Would the reporter care to elucidate on the term 'cyclist'? Was the person an actual cyclist or someone who was on a bike? There's a world of difference there. I assume you wouldn't call someone kicking a ball a footballer, would you?[/p][/quote]Would you call a person who writes a stupid comment stupid?? bluewindow
  • Score: 6

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