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Two cyclists injured in collision with a lorry as they tried to cycle around a car parked in the left hand lane, both cyclists legs were injured under the wheels of the passing lorry. 

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Two cyclist re-join traffic on an A road and collide with vehicle driving too close to the bus in front, sustaining serious injuries as a result.

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Cyclist knocked from bike following a collision with a motorcycle. Sustained head injuries due to not wearing a helmet.

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Cyclist is struck by a car whilst making a right hand turn with no other traffic on the road. 

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Cyclist thrown from bicycle when a bus hit her from behind. The cyclist was found to be entirely at fault in this case as she did not take due care to check her surroundings before changing lanes.

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Cyclist rides onto road at an angle and collides with car. 

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Cyclist fails to see van parked on the side of a road with a 70mph speed limit. The van was in clear view and had its hazard warning lights on.

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Cyclist is injured falling from her bike as her wheels clash with those of a 4x4 on narrow country lane.

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Two cyclists are injured during a 10 mile team time trial on open roads. The incident was caused by the driver who was towing a trailer with a boat on it.

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Cyclist is injured at a junction by a large transit van. Both parties did not remember seeing one another but the van driver was to blame as the cyclist had right of way.

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Cyclist injured whilst filtering at traffic lights and colliding with a HGV.

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Cyclist collides with van on A road sustaining severe spinal injuries. The van driver was held primarily responsible for the collision as he had failed to exercise due care and had, indeed, created the hazard.

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Cyclist runs a red light and collides with a taxi driver sustaining injuries as he was not wearing a helmet.

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Cyclist collides with a motorist on the A13 and is knocked to the ground sustaining serious injuries.

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Cyclist riding in a designated cycle lane collides with rear of a breakdown vehicle that was turning left across his path into a petrol station.

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Cyclist in a cycle lane collides with a car emerging from a driveway.

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A cyclist collides with a van and trailer blocking the cycle lane in which she was travelling.

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Cyclist rides his bicycle into the rear of a lorry which was projecting slightly into the road.

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Cyclist riding in a group collides with fellow riders when parked lorry starts to move out onto the road as they are tryiong to pass. 

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Cyclist hits metal expansion joint on bridge and is thrown from his bike.

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Cyclist comes off bike due to excess bitumen sealant on the road and is badly injured. He successfully sued the Council who conceded that the work had not been completed correctly.

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Cyclist comes into contact with loose pebbles on a laneway, skids and comes of her bike sustaining serious injuries.

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Cyclist hits defect on a roundabout, comes off her bike and fractures her right leg. The Council dispute that the defect was dangerous and lack of evidence as to the size of the defect proves crucial as Judge has no photographic evidence to work from.

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Cyclist becomes unsteady over a cattle grid and causes permanent damage to his ankle, a claim was intimated to the local council. The cyclist was rewarded damages for his injuries. 

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Cyclist collides at speed with an oncoming vehicle on a sharp corner.

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Cyclist collides with a pedestrian who was distracted by her phone while crossing the road. 

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Tram tracks cause cyclists to fall from their bicycles as their wheels get stuck in the track. The cyclist sued Edinburgh Trams Limited for damages.

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Duathlon participant thrown from bicycle after making contact with a surface defect. 

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Cyclist fatally injured after losing control of bicycle and falling into water. 

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A cyclist undertakes a car at a junction.

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