Eye-witnesses have told how a cyclist let out a ‘blood-curdling screech of pain’ after coming off his bike in a collision with a car in Bristol this evening.
The crash brought traffic to a standstill on one of the busiest roads in the city just as rush hour startedT.
The male cyclist, who has not been named, suffered a serious leg injury in the smash, which took place just outside the Aldi store on the A420 Church Road in Redfield at around 4.30pm.
Police said the collision involved a car and a bicycle, with the car being driven by a woman and the cyclist a man.
Eye-witnesses said the collision happened as the car was passing the cyclist heading east on Church Road, between the junction with Lypiatt Road and the junction with Chalks Road into St George.
“I heard a thud and looked to my right and it appeared the cyclist had been sent flying into the road,” said Miranda Knight, who was waiting in her parked car nearby.
“He rolled off the bike and all I heard was this terrible sound, a scream of awful pain. The initial scream was blood-curdling,” she said, adding that the woman driving the car stopped and was in obvious shock.
“A group of around ten people quickly gathered round him to try to help, and just a couple of minutes later, an ambulance that was passing turned around and stopped, and the medics inside came to take over.
“Then another ambulance and the police arrived,” she added. “The cyclist was a young man in his early 20s, and had a red backpack on, so it could well be that he was a delivery rider.
“It just hit home to me how dangerous Bristol’s roads are for cyclists. The traffic is so heavy,” she added.
A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police confirmed that a male suffered a leg injury in an collision between a car and a bicycle on Church Road at around 4.30pm. The casualty was taken to hospital for treatment.
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