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Member Stories - Hit by U-turning motor vehicle

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British Cycling member Peter Ganderton has successfully recovered damages in relation to a road traffic accident, which occurred on 31 December 2010, as he was cycling Westbound along the A4.

As Peter was travelling on his bicycle on the offside of a column of slow moving/stationary traffic, the Defendant began to conduct a U-turn without warning or indication. Peter has priority on the road and was unable to avoid a collision. As a result of the impact, Peter was thrown from his bicycle and sustained personal injury, damage to his bicycle and other consequential losses.

Liability for the accident was admitted by the defendant. Peter received compensation for his personal injury and the damage to his bicycle.

Peter, was represented by Tamsin Keogh in Leigh Day and Co’s Cycling and Sports Injuries Team and his claim was supported and funded by British Cycling.