Boris nearly killed whilst cycling

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worthers
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Re: Boris nearly killed whilst cycling

Postby worthers » 27 May 2009, 3:17pm

I think the fact that Boris was cycling is irrelevant here and I'm not quite sure why the article puts such a focus on it. When a truck hurls a car out in front of you it doesn't make much difference how you're travelling. Would the article get as many hits if the headline read "Boris nearly killed whilst walking", "Boris nearly killed whilst jogging" or "Boris nearly injured whilst driving"?

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Re: Boris nearly killed whilst cycling

Postby sirmy » 27 May 2009, 6:31pm

According to the postings on the Bikeradar site the Daily Mail has one of the cyclists saying Boris noticed the back doors were secured with coat hangers!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1187789/The-moment-bike-riding-Boris-Johnson-nearly-got-flattened-near-miss-crash-lorry.html?ITO=1490 (below the picture captioned "The mayor examines the scene of the crash")

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Re: Boris nearly killed whilst cycling

Postby hubgearfreak » 27 May 2009, 8:45pm

sadly predictable comments at the bottom of that link :evil: