[XAP]Bob wrote: The car turned onto a road that wasn't clear and proceeded down the wrong side of that road - he drove into the cyclist as much as the cyclist rode into him, except that his movement created the collision path.
My read is he saw the cyclist and tried desperately to pull into the kerb to get out of his way. Staying where he was or trying to pull over to the other side of the road would probably have been much worse. It may not be in Preston but its very common in London to pull across the near lane when its clear and wait for a gap in the far lane to complete the turn. Without it you would probably never get to pull out in places where there is a queue of traffic in the far lane. I do it on the bike even.
Yes the cyclist could have avoided it, so could the motorist - and the motorist should have done, whereas the cyclist could have done.
I could see that one coming from way back and I do think the cyclist bears some blame in this one. He was going way to fast for the circumstances, failed to moderate his speed when it was clear he should have and went for a gap at speed when he should have slowed and assessed the situation. If the car had been further out London style and stationary would he have just ploughed into it at speed because he had theoretical right of way?
How fast do you think he was he going by the way - it looked fast?