Cyclist Myles Gatherer swerves to avoid pedestrians at a junction and collides with a car turning right across his path

A London cyclist suffered a fractured hand and back pain after a collision with a car having swerved to avoid a pedestrian crossing the road.

Myles Gatherer was riding down New Kings Road, near Fulham, on October 14 when he had to dodge the pedestrian at a junction. As he swerved, a car turning right across his lane proceeded to move across his lane.

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Mr Gatherer hit the bonnet of the car at around 20mph, he approximates, and was sent sprawling to the tarmac.

“I was approaching a set of traffic lights on New Kings Road at approximately 20mph,” he told the Evening Standard. “When approaching the green lights two pedestrians crossed in front of me.

“I took the decision to manoeuvre around the pedestrians, after I cleared the pedestrians I entered the junction.

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“When I entered the junction it became clear that a vehicle located at the oncoming side of the road intended to move across my trajectory.”

Mr Gatherer told the paper that the damage to his bike is still being assessed and that talks with the driver of the car continue.