PIC: This Accident On Leeson Street Today Shows How Dangerous Cycling In The City Can Be

Luckily the cyclist was okay – however the bike itself wasn't so lucky

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Some readers may find this picture disturbing.

Sometimes you see a pic that sends shivers down your spine – and this image of a bike under the wheels of a truck on the corner of Leeson Street this morning does exactly that.

It also serves as a stark reminder of how dangerous cycling in the city can be, and how vigilant all of us – whether we're on two wheels or four – have to be at all times.

It was photographed by Aislinn O'Toole, who arrived at the scene at around 8.40am. She told Lovin Dublin:

"The girl looked okay, she was sitting up at the side of the road with people helping her – but the sight of that bike made me feel physically sick."

Understandable.

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Thank goodness the cyclist was able to walk away from the incident.

Now, before getting bogged down into the tired cyclists-versus-drivers debate, perhaps we should focus on ways to make the city safer for everyone.

(Thanks to Aislinn O'Toole)

READ: Take It From Me: If You Cycle In This City Without A Helmet, You Need To Get Your Head Checked

Written By

Aidan Coughlan

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