Lane-filtering cyclist collides with man crossing Racecourse Road
Neil Mitchell has been sent footage of a nasty collision involving a cyclist and elderly man, raising questions about lane filtering.
The elderly man is seen crossing Flemington’s busy Racecourse Road on Saturday with cars stopped when one driver waves him through.
But what the driver and pedestrian don’t realise, is that a cyclist is careering between cars.
The cyclist smashes into the man, with both falling to ground.
Ambulance Victoria treated a man in his 80s for cuts and grazes. He was taken to St Vincent’s hospital in a stable condition.
“The cyclist wasn’t breaking any law,” Edward Hore from the Australian Cycle Alliance told Neil Mitchell.
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That statement was backed up by VicRoads.
“This case highlights the importance of both cyclists and pedestrians sharing the road safely,” VicRoads said in a statement given to 3AW Mornings.
“Pedestrians must use the correct pedestrian crossings, especially on busy roads, and look out for other road users, not just stationary vehicles.
“Pedestrian crossings are there to ensure safety of some of our most vulnerable road users, including elderly pedestrians who may be at greater risk.”
Alan Donelly caught the incident on dash-cam.
He told Neil Mitchell he wanted cyclists to be registered.
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