Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Cycling Cyclists Seriously Injured Beach Road Bunch Cycling HELL RIDE Fractures Skull of Female Cyclist 3AW March 10th 2015 Hell Ride VIDEO Reckless Negligent Illegal Unofficial Weekly Road Race on Public Roads Road Rule 287 Duties of a driver (or rider) involved in an accident Road Rule 126 Difficulty Stopping Road Rule 151 Two Abreast Bunch Size Rec. Max. 20 Riders Rule of Law Equality Cyclists’ Identification Reliable Photo ID No Stopping Zone 'Road Train' Community Safety




The Code of Conduct for Training Cyclists states:


“It is recommended that groups do not exceed 20 cyclists in total

as it becomes extremely difficult for other cyclists and motorists to ‘pass the bunch’.             


”when cyclists breach road rules...” in particular the “…cycling specific rule of riding two abreast or three abreast when overtaking, other road users become frustrated and take undue risks and/or show inappropriate aggression often to other cyclists.”


CycleSport Victoria and Amy Gillett Foundation submission to Coroner Johnstone








Hell Ride Four Cyclists on the Wrong Side of the Road, Beach Road, Bayside

Video Still Photo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuqEm4n4ntE



"I think people just need to remember they're riding on a road with traffic and other cyclists," she said.



"They were just a small group passing us pretty safely, but then from behind us another group, which is a pretty well known group called the 'Hell Ride' 

unfortunately, instead of waiting for the other group to finish overtaking, went around all of us," she explained on 3AW Drive.

The incident was so serious, local police set up a road block further down the road so they could speak with the group involved in the accident that continued riding.





Road Rule 287 Duties of a driver (or rider) involved in an accident

(1) If owing to the presence of a vehicle (other than a
motor vehicle) an accident occurs whereby any
person is injured or any property (including any
animal) is damaged or destroyed, the driver (rider) of the
vehicle—
(a) must immediately stop the vehicle; and
(b) must immediately render such assistance as
he or she can; and
(c) must at the scene of the accident as soon as
possible give his or her name and address
and also the name and address of the owner
of the vehicle and the identifying number of
the vehicle—
(i) to any person who has been injured or
to the owner of any property which has
been damaged or destroyed; or
(ii) to a person representing the injured
person or the owner of the property;
and
(d) must at the scene of the accident as soon as
possible give those names and addresses to
any police officer who is present; and
(e) if any person is injured and no police officer
is present at the scene of the accident, must
as soon as possible report in person full
particulars of the accident at the police
station that is most accessible from the scene
of the accident if that station is open and, if it
is not open, at the next most accessible
station;
(f) if any property is damaged or destroyed and
neither the owner of the property nor any
person representing the owner nor any police
officer is present at the scene of the accident,
must as soon as possible report in person full
particulars of the accident at the police
station that is most accessible from the scene
of the accident if that station is open and, if it
is not open, at the next most accessible
station.








Cyclist lucky to be alive after she was left lying seriously injured on Beach Road
Date
March 10, 2015 - 5:16PM
Jake Bourke

A cyclist says she's lucky to be alive after she was left lying seriously injured on Beach Road following a nasty smash at the weekend.

Triathlete Anne-Marie Cooke was training with a group of friends on Saturday when another group of cyclists tried to pass them.

"They were just a small group passing us pretty safely, but then from behind us another group, which is a pretty well known group called the 'Hell Ride' unfortunately, instead of waiting for the other group to finish overtaking, went around all of us," she explained on 3AW Drive.

"It meant there was a group sandwiched between us and obviously not enough space.

"One of the guys in the middle was knocked and he went into the guy beside me and unfortunately they went into my path and I went up and over the top."
BELOW: Anne-Marie suffered a fructured skull and bruised lung in the crash.


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Ms Cooke landed directly on her head, suffering a fractured skull, a bruised lung and lacerations.

She said another man suffered a punctured lung.

"He's still in the Alfred (Hospital), as far as I know," she said.

"There were are a few others in our group who were bruised and battered and another girl got stitches.

"There were three ambulances in total."

To make matters worse, those who caused the crash remarkably kept on riding.

"Obviously I wasn't really aware of what was going on," Ms Cooke said.

"I've had a couple of people message me to tell me that a handful did come back afterwards but the majority kept going."

The incident was so serious, local police set up a road block further down the road so they could speak with the group involved in the accident that continued riding.

Ms Cooke said she didn't want to go on an "anti Hell Ride rant" and was more about promoting road safety in the area.

"I think people just need to remember they're riding on a road with traffic and other cyclists," she said.





http://www.3aw.com.au/news/cyclist-lucky-to-be-alive-after-she-was-left-lying-seriously-injured-on-beach-road-20150310-1407o6.html


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcHfknXOjcE



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