Chorley’s olympic champion Bradley Wiggins injured in road accident
Olympic cycling champion and Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins was injured yesterday in a cycling road accident. The accident happened on Crow Orchard Road, Wrightington when a white Astra van pulled out of a garage forecourt into collision with the cyclist.
Police and ambulance attended the scene and Bradley Wiggins was hospitalised over night having sustained injuries to his ribs, wrist and hand. Fortunately the injuries are not though to be serious and a full recovery is expected.
Cyclists are vulnerable road users
The accident highlights that even the world’s best cyclists are vulnerable when cycling on the roads and cyclists are the victims of road accidents on a daily basis. Cyclists are recommended to wear high visibility clothing and use proper lights when riding at night to increase their visibility to other road users. However, many accidents still occur due to the failure of drivers to keep a proper look out for cyclists.
Free, no obligation advice for injured cyclists
If you have been injured in a cycling road accident please contact us for free, no obligation advice about making a claim for compensation. We are happy to provide advice by phone or free meeting and free home visits are available throughout Lancashire.