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Cyclist Sent Flying By Car Going Wrong Way On Roundabout

Jake Massey

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Cyclist Sent Flying By Car Going Wrong Way On Roundabout

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

A cyclist was lucky to avoid serious injury after he was hit by a car going the wrong way on a roundabout.

Jack Schofield, from Leeds, was hit 'head on' at a mini roundabout on Thursday (16 September) and photos show the 27-year-old and his bike being catapulted into the air.

Jack and his bike were sent flying. Credit: SWNS
Jack and his bike were sent flying. Credit: SWNS

The crash took place in the interestingly-named town of Ashby-de-la-Zouch, in Leicestershire.

In the aftermath, witnesses gathered around him to check his condition before calling an ambulance.

Jack recalled: "There was a mini roundabout - one of the painted ones.

"I'm coming in to turn right and the car is coming from my left. But rather than letting me go or going around the driver has come the wrong way and drove straight into me.

"We crashed head on. She's treated it as though there was no roundabout."

Jack was hit 'head on'. Credit: SWNS
Jack was hit 'head on'. Credit: SWNS

Triathlete Jack subsequently spent five hours at Queens Hospital in Burton-on-Trent, and while he was left in a lot of pain, he was fortunate to avoid serious injury.

He said: "I'm really lucky, it's phenomenal I wasn't more injured.

"95 percent of the time the outcome is the cyclist doesn't walk away, but I think I've broken my toe and that's about it.

"I'm incredibly sore, bruised and shaken - but luckily there was no lasting damage.

"I'm so immensely lucky to have walked away with nothing broken [apart from maybe a toe] - there are countless scenarios where people barely walk away or come off much worse than me."

He spent five hours in hospital. Credit: SWNS
He spent five hours in hospital. Credit: SWNS

Unfortunately though, his bike wasn't so lucky, and is now 'trashed'.

Jack has shared the photos from the crash in a bid to highlight the vulnerability of cyclists on the road and the importance of motorists keeping an eye out for them.

He said: "The photos are grabbing, and I want drivers to see and think before they cut a corner or overtake a cyclist.

"If can get one person to think twice about cutting a roundabout that's a success.

"I've had friends who aren't that lucky - as a cyclist you're just so vulnerable."

Topics: UK News, Car

Jake Massey
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