'Spooked' driver says there are too many cyclists
In Kingston on Monday the town centre was chaos following a collision outside Kingston Railway station that appears to have involved a car, a pedal cycle, a bus and pedestrians. It is reported that the car driver involved says he was shouted at by a cyclist who it seems he was in collision with. Consequently the driver panicked and crashed his car - it appears he travelled the wrong way along the one-way system, mounting a brick wall and hitting a number of pedestrians.
Unfortunately he seems to think the blame lies not even just with the particular person on a bike, but that there is a general issue with cyclists. He's quoted saying "Of course I regret. But it is not just my fault. He started shouting and caused my panic. I was panicked and lost control of the car."
"I think people cycling, they need to pay due attention. There are too many bicycle people on the road. "
"They do not really watch the other people. Sometimes they just come quickly."
This post was edited by Jon Fray KC at 8:47am 17 January 2014.