Crashed cyclist not seriously injured



A GLADSTONE cyclist was lucky to suffer only grazes and scratches when he was involved in a car accident yesterday morning.

Gladstone police said the man, Cameren Milsom, was riding across Tank Street when he was hit by a car.

Ambulance officers treat- ed him at the scene.

Mr Milsom said he was shaken by the accident, however he was able to ride home.

Police Sergeant Owen Lawton said there were a number of things cyclists and drivers should bear in mind when they were on the road.

He said cyclists should re- member the same road rules which applied to cars also applied to them.

"They should have a hel- met,'' Sgt Lawton said.

"They need to ride on the left hand side of the road the same as the cars.''

Cyclists also needed to realise how much room they were allowed on the road, he said.

"They should never ride more than two abreast,'' Sgt Lawton said.

He warned that it was sometimes difficult for driv- ers to see cyclists.

"They should realise driv- ers may not see them,'' Sgt Lawton said.

However Sgt Lawton also said drivers should remem- ber to treat cyclists with respect.

"Drivers need to be aware bike riders have as much right to be on the road,'' Sgt Lawton said.

"That includes right of way and giving way.



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