A Manchester cyclist has described the police response to a collision between him and a taxi driver as ‘lacklustre’.
The rider, who only wanted to be known as Dan, was knocked off his bike when the driver pulled out of a side road onto Wilmslow Road in Fallowfield but said police were not willing to attend the scene.
Dan was suffered injuries to his legs and body as the Skoda Octavia, carrying the logo of Station Cars in Didsbury, hit him side-on.
Writing underneath his YouTube video, the rider said that because he didn’t require an ambulance, the police would not attend the scene.
“After making contact with the police I've been informed that this is an ‘injury’ incident and its highly doubtful any further action will be taken,” he wrote.
“Further, while I have made it clear that I caught the incident on camera. They've stated they are not interested in seeing it. Therefore, one can only assume they [are] not too interested in cycling safety in Manchester.”
Dan also says in an update under the video that the driver was ordered to attend an driving improvement course, but he plans to use his camera footage to pursue a civil claim against the driver.
Source: Manchester Evening News
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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.
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