Cyclist's 'lucky escape' after collision
A CYCLIST involved in a collision with a car in Cheltenham has escaped with minor injuries.
Anthony Spicer, who lives in Montpellier, was riding along Bayshill Road when he was in collision with a vehicle at the junction of Parabola Road.
The 40-year-old, who works in security, was knocked from his bike and suffered nasty bruising to his back as well as grazes on both knees. He was otherwise unharmed.
Mr Spicer said it was a lucky escape.
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"It could have been much worse," he said. "I was cycling along minding my own business and I didn't see the car coming at all.
"Thankfully my injuries are relatively minor."
Although Mr Spicer was relatively unhurt, the same cannot be said of his bicycle.
Both wheels buckled in the collision and it will cost something to the tune of £250 to pay for the repairs.
The driver of the vehicle is understood to have offered to cover all costs.
"The guy was very concerned about it and offered to pay for everything," added Mr Spicer. "He obviously realised that it could have been a lot worse than it was, so I think he was relieved more than anything."
The collision happened on Thursday at around 3pm. Paramedics attended the scene and Mr Spicer was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital as a precaution.