PICS: This Dublin Cyclist Had A Very Lucky Escape From A HGV This Morning
It's not easy being a cyclist in Dublin.
While the infrastructure has improved in the city to some extent – and that's reflected in the increasing numbers who make their morning commute on two wheels every morning – the risks are still very present.
We saw it a few weeks ago on Leeson Street. And this morning, we saw it again.
Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) tweeted this photo of a bike that got caught under the wheels of a HGV – and while the cyclist was not badly harmed, it's a chilling reminder of why cyclists and motorists alike need to be alert on the roads.
Finglas attended this HGV v Cyclist RTC this morning. The patient escaped major injury and was wearing a helmet. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/e62mzLc4YL— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) June 21, 2016
The incident prompted the DFB to post a video, reminding cyclists to be aware of the blind spots of a HGV – well worth a look if you're a regular on the roads.
Take 30 seconds to familiarise yourself with the blind spots of a HGV driver. 2/2 https://t.co/u6gDanD0lT— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) June 21, 2016