I saw an aftermath of a cycling and car collision this morning. As far as I could see the cyclist was sitting up and the ambos were seeing to his needs. If this was a reader or a friend of a reader I hope you are OK.
It was on the corner of OG and Payneham Rds,
a known blackspot, but usually coming from the city towards Marden but this was on the slipway* that allows traffic to turn left from OG into Payneham Rd without having to wait for the traffic lights. It pushes them out into a lane which has to merge.
I didn't see the accident to know exactly what happened but one guess is a cyclist travelling towards Marden with the green light was hit by a car using the slip road. he was on a road bike and wearing quite bright Lycra (perhaps a JT Cycles kit).
To me these road designs are terrible for cyclists, especially like in this case where there is a lane to go straight into, because drivers just don't look hard enough to see a cyclist.
Do you watch out for these situation with greater defensive riding? What else can be done?*slipway, slip rd, lane... what are they called?
Image source: Google Street View