Yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 4th April) at about 4.30pm, I witnessed an elderly gentleman being run over by a cyclist at the Long Lane end of Bermondsey Street. The gentleman in question had his feet pulled out from under him and fell forward very heavily, breaking the fall with his forehead - very nasty. Unfortunately, I was in a car and holding up the traffic and - because lots of people were already on hand - I continued my journey. However, would like to know that the gentleman is ok. Does anyone who posts have any additional information??
Thanks very much for letting me know - what a relief. From the way he hit the deck, my Dad and I feared he may be a gonner.
From what I saw, the cyclist did seem to make every attempt to avoid the gentleman, but the collision happened anyway.
Niall - if you know the gentleman in question, or know someone who knows him, please pass on my wishes for a speedy and full recovery.