Wiggo hit by van

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Wiggo hit by van

Postby r0bh » Wed Nov 07, 2012 22:01 pm

According to the Lancashire Evening Post

http://www.lep.co.uk/news/local/wiggins-in-hospital-after-crash-1-5102981

Possible broken ribs and hand/wrist injuries

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Re: Wiggo hit by van

Postby ThomThom » Wed Nov 07, 2012 22:05 pm

Auch..!

Wishes for a speedy recovery.
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Re: Wiggo hit by van

Postby reallyarunner » Wed Nov 07, 2012 22:08 pm

Jeez. Even Wiggo ain't immune to the n0bhead white van man. You get some sh1t drivers, if he can't avoid getting knocked off his bike what chance do we have?
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Re: Wiggo hit by van

Postby ddraver » Wed Nov 07, 2012 22:17 pm

This is one of the few things that make me glad I don't like in the UK anymore...\

Hope he's OK!
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Re: Wiggo hit by van

Postby Chadders81 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 22:17 pm

Busy looking road by the looks of it. Crossing the M6.

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Re: Wiggo hit by van

Postby AndyRAC » Wed Nov 07, 2012 22:30 pm

The only good thing is that Wrightington hospital is literally a few hundred yards away......

I ride in that vicinity of a weekend, don't bother during a weeknight in winter.
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Re: Wiggo hit by van

Postby ShutUpLegs » Wed Nov 07, 2012 22:35 pm

How long did the helicopter take to get to him?
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Re: Wiggo hit by van

Postby RoadPainter » Wed Nov 07, 2012 22:52 pm

Ouch, FFS. Get well soon Wiggo

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Re: Wiggo hit by van

Postby Sonny73 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 23:12 pm

Bad news. Hoping he's ok and heals quick.

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Re: Wiggo hit by van

Postby Sonny73 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 23:23 pm

Team Sky statement: "He is being kept in hospital overnight for observation but the injuries he has sustained are not thought to be serious and he is expected to make a full and speedy recovery."
Good news.

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Re: Wiggo hit by van

Postby ALIHISGREAT » Wed Nov 07, 2012 23:24 pm

Might change his early season plans.. broken ribs can be nasty for quite a long time..

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Re: Wiggo hit by van

Postby southdownswolf » Wed Nov 07, 2012 23:25 pm

reallyarunner wrote:Jeez. Even Wiggo ain't immune to the n0bhead white van man. You get some sh1t drivers, if he can't avoid getting knocked off his bike what chance do we have?


Actually, according to the BBC site it was a woman driving an Astra van.
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Re: Wiggo hit by van

Postby donkykong » Wed Nov 07, 2012 23:54 pm

Get well soon Bradley.

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Re: Wiggo hit by van

Postby Cleat Eastwood » Thu Nov 08, 2012 01:06 am

it is mad there - cars coming off the m6 and mad queues for the petrol station - I came out of mossy lea lane once and had to wait so long to get into the traffic i ended up cycling on the verge - i've heard its only bruised ribs so maybe not too bad. I never knew Froome drove a white van though. :D
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Re: Wiggo hit by van

Postby phreak » Thu Nov 08, 2012 06:27 am

AndyRAC wrote:The only good thing is that Wrightington hospital is literally a few hundred yards away......



Yet the report I read said the ambulance took 15 minutes to get to him :?

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Re: Wiggo hit by van

Postby TMR » Thu Nov 08, 2012 07:38 am

Police are investigating reports that a grumpy midget wearing a 'stripy jumper' was seen behind the wheel 8)
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Re: Wiggo hit by van

Postby frenchfighter » Thu Nov 08, 2012 07:45 am

Gee wiz - will be interesting to see his comments.
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Re: Wiggo hit by van

Postby mrushton » Thu Nov 08, 2012 08:02 am

I know that area. If you look at the sign there is a left turn that goes to Shevington and Standish but going straight on takes you to the M6 r-bout. That garage is busy and it's a dual carriageway so drivers need to appreciate there is fast traffic heading to the roundabout/M-way and the main road to Wigan and there is traffic slowing to go on the B-road to the left. So the driver was prob. desperate (as usual) to get out and it's 'only a cyclist'

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Re: Wiggo hit by van

Postby Paul 8v » Thu Nov 08, 2012 08:13 am

Bugger, hope he's OK :-(

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Re: Wiggo hit by van

Postby davidof » Thu Nov 08, 2012 08:20 am

Police described the van driver as a "mouthy bling wearing blonde" who shouted "Get out the way you fokken cuiter" before driving off.


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