Cyclists are especially vulnerable at road junctions and extra care should always be taken when approaching or moving away from a junction.

Junctions often feature in accidents involving cyclists. Drivers can inadvertently pull out in front of a cyclist who is temporarily hidden from view; a cyclist can discover, too late, that the vehicle that was signaling to turn off the main carriageway at the next junction is actually going straight ahead; the driver of a vehicle following a cyclist might miss the indicator flashing to signal that they’re turning right; or, a pedestrian might step out in front of a bicycle.

If you’re unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident at a junction that was not your fault, we will be able to advise you regarding claiming against the party at fault.

To find out how the Courts have approached the issue of junctions, please have a look at the decisions below. Remember, no two cases are the same: your case is unique, the accident circumstances are unique and each case is fact sensitive.

Garratt v Saxby [2004]

A cyclist collides with a van at a complex junction.

McGeer v McIntosh [2017]

Filtering cyclist collides with turning HGV vehicle turning left.

Rickson v Bhakar [2017]

Collision between cyclist and a van crossing a motorway.

Malasi v Attmed [2011] 

A cyclist runs red light and collides with a speeding taxi at a T-junction.

Moffat v Zenith Insurance [2018]

A cyclist undertakes a car at a junction.

Lee v Williams [2001] EWCA Civ 82

A cyclist is knocked over by a car driver at a junction.

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