Bus accident news
24/02/2012

Cyclist walks away from bus accident thanks to safety helmet

A bus driver has been jailed after crashing into a cyclist in a serious road traffic accident.

The 43-year-old cyclist who had been riding for more than 30 years was knocked off by the bus in a road rage attack on a roundabout in Bristol City Centre.

The cyclist sustained several personal injuries including a fractured wrist and thumb and a broken leg in the incident. He believes that the accident could have been much worse had he not been wearing a helmet.

The 39-year-old bus driver appeared at Bristol Crown Court where he was sentenced to 17 months after pleading guilty to dangerous driving and causing grievous bodily harm. 

The injured man from St Anne's in Bristol has stated that had it not been for his helmet he could have been killed in the bus accident. Despite the serious injuries he sustained and the impact they have had on his day to day life he claims not to feel anger towards the bus driver.

It has not yet been reported whether the personal injury victim will launch a claim for road traffic accident compensation against the driver of the bus or his employer.

 

 
 
 
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