A cyclist hit by a car at a pedestrian crossing has won compensation for his injuries.
The unnamed 35-year-old was using a pedestrian crossing while the green man signal was showing. A car travelling towards the crossing failed to stop at the red light and knocked the man off his bicycle.
The accident left the man with a seriously fractured leg which led to further medical complications. As a result, he had to take time off work and was subsequently made redundant from his job.
The motorist in this case was clearly at fault. After the cyclist brought a personal injury claim, a compensation settlement of £60,000 was agreed.
There are now more than 3 million regular cyclists on the roads in the UK and the number of accidents has risen in recent years. Over 16,000 cyclists are injured each year and it is thought that between 60 per cent and 90 per cent of accidents are not reported.