A CTC member from Ealing has received a six figure out-of-court settlement from Transdev London after a double decker bus knocked him off his bike and ran over his leg, resulting in it being amputated below the knee.
The incident, which took place in February 2010, occurred when the bus was attempting to overtake Nick Black as he cycled towards a roundabout along Relay Road near the Westfield Shopping Centre in Shepherd’s Bush.
Although the bus driver initially denied liability, CCTV footage proved that the bus was being driven too closely to Nick, as well as overtaking him on his left-hand side. This caused Nick to lose balance, fall into the bus’s path, and resulted in its rear wheel running over his leg.
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