Letter: Bike victim

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Sir: Daniel Johnson (letter 16 January) seems to wish to justify cyclists riding on the pavement by pointing out that during a given period there were many more collisions between cars and pedestrians. He does not tell us whether the cars were driving on the pavement. He does, however, say that the statistics are unreliable when referring specifically to cyclists on pavements because "they do not indicate where the collision took place or which party was at fault".

In the case of my little girl's broken leg, her collision with a cyclist took place on the pavement, but I suppose Mr Johnson could claim that it was her fault for not stopping and looking both ways before emerging from her garden gate.


London SW7