Help: London Cyclists!!
I was hoping if any fellow cyclists could help me with this?
I had a serious accident along New Cavendish Street towards Marylebone High Street (specifically junction of Wimpole Street and New Cavendish Steet) on 17 Dec 2013. There was a very large pothole and the cycle flipped over this and I fell several feet forward in full traffic. I was lucky to get away with a broken hand and bruises. As a consequence I missed work for several weeks and have had to use public transport since then.
I filed a claim complaint against Westminster council however they deny liability stating incorrectly that the road was adequately maintained according to their inspection carried out on 15 Oct 2013. According to my lawyer they have asked for independent witnesses. Unfortunately I wasn't able to get any contact details at the time from the four people who helped me after the accident.
If any one of you cycle along this road, and remember assisting me, or noticing this pothole (photo attached) last October/November I would be very grateful if you would be willing to give a brief written witness statement (that is all that is required).
In short, just a confirmation that you did indeed notice this pothole/road defect between 15 Oct 2013 and 17 Dec 2013.
I would also be grateful if you would forward this message on to any friends/colleagues who cycle along this route.
Thanks in advance.