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Crowborough cyclist says cars drove around him as he lay in road after accident

By Sussex Courier  |  Posted: November 10, 2012

By Samantha Payne samantha.payne@courier.co.uk

  • Adam Godden with his broken bike, back at the scene where he had his accident in Tunbridge Wells recently, pictured on Monday 5th November

  • revisiting the scene: Adam Godden with his broken bike at the place where he had his accident

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A CROWBOROUGH cyclist says motorists left him lying injured in the road after he was knocked off his bike.

Adam Godden was shocked when traffic continued to swerve past him as he lay motionless in the A26 – one of the busiest roads into Tunbridge Wells.

Mr Godden was involved in a collision with a Peugeot 206 at the junction of Ramslye Road on Friday, October 26 at 7.45am.

The 22-year-old said the woman driver called emergency services and waited with him until paramedics arrived.

However, he was alarmed that motorists simply drove on as he remained in the road, scared to move in case he further injured himself. Mr Godden claimed this lasted for around 20 minutes.

The Oliver Road resident, who was on his way to work at Miles Garage in Tunbridge Wells, said: "I remember cars just swerved around me. They quite easily could have gone over my legs."

When the ambulance arrived Mr Godden was taken to Tunbridge Wells Hospital with back and leg injuries.

He said: "It could have been a totally different story.

"I am very lucky to be alive. I went flying in the air and landed on my back in the middle of the road."

His mother Jill said: "It was a horrendous accident and the horrible fact that nobody stopped is awful."

She added: "It's your worst nightmare to hear your child has been put on a spinal board and taken to hospital."

Mr Godden said the collision happened as the Peugeot was turning right from Ramslye Road towards Crowborough.

He is now appealing for witnesses to contact police.

He said: "I just want people to come forward who saw what happened."

A spokeswoman for Sussex Police said the incident was under investigation and asked any witnesses to call 101, quoting reference 26/0194.

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  • MrSwing  |  November 12 2012, 12:44PM

    He falls off his bike and he expects the whole road network to grind to a halt in sympathy. Get up ,brush yourself off and get out the road-its not like your seriously injured is it.

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