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Cyclist Dragged Under Lorry Seeks Personal Injury Compensation

A London cyclist who suffered serious personal injury, after being dragged under the wheels of a petrol tanker, is pursuing a claim for cycle accident compensation.

Forty year old James Moore, from Wood Green, was cycling home through Leytonstone, when he was involved in a collision with the tanker at the corner of Leytonstone High Road and Cathall Road.

The London Evening Standard is reporting that Mr. Moore was knocked off his cycle and dragged under the wheels of the tanker, as it attempted to turn left at the junction.

Mr. Moore suffered horrendous injuries in the accident including a collapsed lung, broken ribs and fractures to his fibia, tibia and pelvis, his injuries were so severe that he was hospitalised for three months and spent the first three weeks in a medically-induced coma.

The driver of the petrol tanker fifty four year old Nigel Gummer, from Essex, was cleared of a charge of careless driving at Waltham Forest Magistrates Court, after he insisted that he had checked his mirrors before making his left turn manoeuvre.

Mr. Moore is now pursuing a claim for cycle accident compensation against the vehicles insurers and is calling for all heavy goods vehicles to be fitted with electronic sensors to help HGV drivers detect cyclists, who might otherwise not be spotted.

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