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Cyclist down (Shandwick Place)

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  • Started 5 months ago by Rulou
  • Latest reply from the canuck

  1. Rulou
    Member

    What looks like a very unpleasant situation at the junction at Frasers/Lothian Rd. A bike crushed under a Rabbie's Tours van in the left (heading west) lane. Emergency services just arriving as I passed, traffic at a standstill. Wasn't looking good so hoping that the owner of the bike isn't too badly hurt.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  2. LaidBack
    Member

    Irene just left voicemail. She sounded quite shocked. Trams off and bus diversions. She walked to work.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  3. fimm
    Member

    That does not sound good.
    I hope the cyclist is OK.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  4. ARobComp
    Member

    Friend who commutes that way saying it was a fatality, but no further information yet. - Twitter suggesting serious injuries.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  5. chdot
    Admin

    "

    Iain (@LattoRRFC)
    31/05/2017, 8:56 am
    A woman has been knocked down on shandwick place and folk are standing filming her receiving CPR. Seriously?

    "

    Posted 5 months ago #
  6. CJC
    Member

    I went past when emergency services were there. Lots of police cars, ambulance, fire engines. Big screens up around the area. :(

    Posted 5 months ago #
  7. Rulou
    Member

    I was really shocked by the number of people standing about ogling the scene, it was clearly quite serious.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  8. AKen
    Member

    BBC is reporting that a cyclist was knocked down by a bus, rather than their usual form of words that would describe it as something like 'in collision with a bus'.

    Had a sinking feeling when I passed this earlier. Far too many ambulances to be minor.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  9. unhurt
    Member

    Just passed the aftermath. Looks really bad - police tape, multiple emergency vehicles. A man outside Carphone Warehouse (I had been inside) helpfully came over to tell me, unlocking my bike, that a cyclist was under a Rabbies tour bus.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  10. amir
    Member

    Just awful :(

    Posted 5 months ago #
  11. mercury1and2
    Member

    that is awful - i use to cycle from Waterloo place to the eh12 area going that way always after 9am mind- just too busy. Rabbies tour buses scared me i use to avoid going anywhere near them.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  12. paddyirish
    Member

    Terrible news. Hoping that it isn't as bad as feared.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  13. Harts Cyclery
    Member

    Horrific. Hopefully she's ok, but not looking good. How long have we (well, mostly Spokes) been asking for cycle provision at this awful junction...?

    Posted 5 months ago #
  14. 14Westfield
    Member

    Really bad news as this sounds very serious.

    But i cannot be overly shocked that it was a Rabbies tour van that was involved - i have been aggressively passed a few times by them and im sure others have too..

    Posted 5 months ago #
  15. Harts Cyclery
    Member

    Cyclist, 24, in critical condition, according to Police Scotland.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  16. Harts Cyclery
    Member

    Florence Snead‏ @FlorenceSneadEN 1m1 minute ago
    More

    Police saying the cyclist came off her bike and was then involved in a collision with a minibus

    Statement released by @policescotland says cyclist, 24, in critical condition in hospital after accident at Shandwick Place

    Posted 5 months ago #
  17. CJC
    Member

    Police saying the cyclist came off her bike and was then involved in a collision with a minibus

    Presumably tramline caused her to come off, then minibus was following too closely.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  18. chdot
    Admin

    In cases like this we try to have 'no speculation'.

    (Hard though that is.)

    Posted 5 months ago #
  19. newtoit
    Member

    Not good at all.

    Just don't read the comments on the EEN facebook page...

    Posted 5 months ago #
  20. Harts Cyclery
    Member

    However, it is valid to be angry with the fact that this is a known cycling hell hole and that there has been continual lobbying to have proper provision for cycling.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  21. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    However, it is valid to be angry

    I quite agree. We all know that the combination of that place and that firm has always had the potential for tragedy. It is where political cowardice becomes manifest in tarmac, paint and steel.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  22. unhurt
    Member

    Yep. Protected infrastructure saves lives.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  23. gibbo
    Member

    However, it is valid to be angry with the fact that this is a known cycling hell hole and that there has been continual lobbying to have proper provision for cycling.

    +1.

    This wasn't an accident. Accidents you can't forsee. This was a business decision.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  24. Ed1
    Member

    It now reads cyclist dies when bike hit tram tracks in path of bus

    Posted 5 months ago #
  25. Harts Cyclery
    Member

    She has now died :-(

    Posted 5 months ago #
  26. Harts Cyclery
    Member

    24 years old and killed on a f*king tram track that was a known hazard on a junction that was known to be awful in a city that talks a good game but does f* all. Sorry, I'm angry.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  27. Rosie
    Member

    Awful news.

    I get notices of accidents on the tram tracks. "Fortunately I was only bruised, but if something had been behind me, it could have been a lot more serious."

    This was waiting to happen.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  28. algo
    Member

    This is absolutely awful - I don't know what else to say at this point. My thoughts are with her family.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  29. qwerty
    Member

    known hazard on a junction that was known to be awful

    This was waiting to happen

    Agree with those two points. I cycle along there regularly and I hate that section, I feel so vulnerable - buses and taxis don't give cyclists enough room when they're passing on the left up onto Lothian Road, and there's not enough space to feel safe as you're hemmed in by the tram lines on the right if you're continuing west. Horrid, cycle-unfriendly infra design (only marginally better than moving westwards at Haymarket IMHO, again, which I try to avoid as I dislike it so much).

    Posted 5 months ago #
  30. Rulou
    Member

    Oh no. This is the most terrible news.

    Posted 5 months ago #

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