After using the contentious cycling lanes, a man suffered a broken elbow.
After riding down Hoghton Street yesterday, a cyclist from Southport suffered a shattered elbow.
Chris Wright was driving to the town center to see his mother when he collided with a broken bollard.
The bollards were constructed to separate the cycle lane from the road, but they have subsequently fallen into disrepair.
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“I was coming down Hoghton Street near the nursery and the lane didn’t have the cones inside the holders,” the 27-year-old told The Washington Newsday. I had to come in where the temporary traffic lights were because the traffic lights were being serviced, and I hit one of the holders.
“My bike’s back end rose up and threw me off; the bike then landed on me, and I jumped out from beneath it. My left arm began to hurt right away. I didn’t give it much thought until later that evening, when it began to hurt considerably more and I couldn’t stretch. That’s when I went to A&E, where they told me I’d broken my elbow.”
Chris, who works at Sofa Clearance Outlet, was a lover of the cycling lanes when they first came out, but now sees them as a “massive issue” due to a lack of upkeep.
“At initially, I was all for them, but their lack of maintenance is a huge issue,” he continued. I’m not going to be able to ride my bike for a while, but I’m sure I’ll be anxious when I do.”
Since they were introduced by Sefton Council along Hoghton Street, Talbot Street, and Queens Road as part of a government initiative to encourage people to ditch their vehicles for bikes during the pandemic, the cycle lanes have been a topic of dispute for most of the town.
“We got a contact from our Contact Centre yesterday in regard to this incident, and our Highways Team will now be taking all required measures to remedy the issue,” a Sefton Council spokesperson said.