What were the details?
Agreed. lets not feed the paranoia and fear.
Spot on Pat, one of my collisions was a kangaroo that hit me and another time it was a clip stack!
Firstly, no matter if its paranoia fed hysteria or not, id like to extend my condolences to the rider and wish him the best service of care and hope he gets better soon. Secondly, yes...Assume makes an *Eyoore* out of "U" and "Me". :P
Although I think it's pretty safe to assume that this particular cyclist wasn't hit by a kangaroo, being on Lower North East Rd.
And 2 of Steve's collisions involved a vehicle and errant driver.
Perhaps in such cases, in lieu of any other information, it might be better to say "Cyclist Down This Morning". As noted, there could be many reasons why a cyclist might be lying on the road.
When last year my bike decided to have a lie down with me on it while going around a roundabout and I ended up on the road, if one had seen the aftermath one might well have imagined I'd been hit - dented handle bars, bloodied face - but nothing could have been further from the truth.
My recent crash was completely my own - wheel slipping on sand on roundabout on the seafront at Seacliff, and my bike also decided to have a lie down. I was going a bit faster than I should have, trying to get away from a car behind me that was being a little, shall we say, intimidating.
Hope the person in the above accident was OK. It's no fun crashing.
:( Hope he/she recovers soon.