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Man in his 60s injured after bus/bicycle collision on Dublin’s quays

A man who was cycling a bicycle at the junction of Dublin’s Eden Quay and Butt Bridge sustained a serious leg injury in a collision with a coach driver at rush hour yesterday.

“At approximately 5.50pm gardaí attended the scene of a collision involving a bus and cyclist at Butt Bridge, Dublin 1. The cyclist, a man in his 60s, was taken by ambulance to the Mater Hospital for treatment,” said Celine Ross at the Garda press office.

She said: “It is understood he sustained a serious leg injury. The driver of the bus was unharmed.”

“The investigation is ongoing. Gardaí in Store Street have asked for witnesses to contact them on 01 6668000.”

IMAGE: Thanks to @nicokeano on Twitter.

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4 comments

  1. In what Universe was the driver of a 8 ton bus ever even remotely likely to be harmed in any way in a collision with a 15kg bicycle? Why is this pointless piece of information even mentioned? It promotes a false equivalence of the vulnerability of different road users.

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  2. That’s a left turn for busses only, all other cars vehicles must go straight. all the arrows painted on the road point straight.
    I reckon that the road marking is to largely to blame for the accident, I reckon that the cyclist was not expecting any vehicle to turn. and the driver wasn’t paying attention.

    if you drive a vehicle with known blind spots, you simply need to take extra precaution in turning. (why thru don’t have mandatory fish eye lenses cameras installed is beyond me. for less than a couple of hundred euro all blind spots can be eliminated)

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  3. The Irish Road Haulers Association tells us that being able to see their blind spots would be too distracting for the drivers. Seriously.

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