Lucky escape for Surbiton bus smash cyclist

A cyclist who was hit by a bus in Surbiton this morning is out of hospital and has not suffered serious injury.

Jack Togood, 21, told the Surrey Comet he suffered cuts and bruises when his bike was knocked over by a bus on Brighton Road at 7am this morning.

He said it was the bus that pulled out in front of him, as he had right of way turning into Victoria Road, but insisted it was an accident as the bus driver did not see him.

He said: "I am fine because the driver didn’t hit me. He just hit my bike. Just some bruises so I was fine to leave hospital.

"My girlfriend phoned me up after she saw the story online sayings ‘are you being silly on the road’.

"The fact is I had right of way but the driver so it was him pulling out on me rather than the other way round.

"He just did not see me. It was a complete accident and I don’t want to make him feel bad because it was not his fault really."

A spokesman for London Ambulance had said that he had been hospitalised after suffering a hip injury in the accident.

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12:13pm Mon 15 Oct 12

Prince Philip of Greece says...

If you drive something as big as a bus, you REALLY need to avoid pulling out in front of other road users.

Especially cyclists...
If you drive something as big as a bus, you REALLY need to avoid pulling out in front of other road users. Especially cyclists... Prince Philip of Greece

9:54pm Mon 15 Oct 12

thefire says...

The cyclist here was lucky not to be seriously injured.

Buses are extremely dangerous vehicles to vulnerable road users such as cyclists. This is meant to be a professional driver.

I'm sorry but the "I didn't see you" excuse is not good enough and is used too often.

All road users, bus drivers, lorry drivers, car drivers, cyclists have a responsibility to drive their vehicle in a safe manor. If he truly did not see another road user he pulled out in front of then he was not looking hard enough.
The cyclist here was lucky not to be seriously injured. Buses are extremely dangerous vehicles to vulnerable road users such as cyclists. This is meant to be a professional driver. I'm sorry but the "I didn't see you" excuse is not good enough and is used too often. All road users, bus drivers, lorry drivers, car drivers, cyclists have a responsibility to drive their vehicle in a safe manor. If he truly did not see another road user he pulled out in front of then he was not looking hard enough. thefire

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