Sunday, May 24, 2009

Mayor of London nearly killed

There is so much to this video: London's mayor nearly got killed, he was on his bicycle, he was out scouting bike routes, the cause of the crash was very clearly the truck driver's impatience with the mayor's group of bikers.

At about 1:15, the mayor comes around from the back of the truck, helmet in hand, to inspect the damage.

More at the New York Times.

Recall that Mayor Menino of Boston was hit one day on a morning ride.

1 comment:

John Curran said...

Yes, it looks like the truck driver could have been impatient with the cyclists, but I don't think that was the cause of the crash. It looks to me like the back doors of the truck were flapping open; as he passed, the right door swung open, caught the windshield of a parked car, and dragged it several yards.