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TD Ciaran Cannon hit by SUV, suffers serious injury

  • 04-07-2021 5:47pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 9,194 ✭✭✭ DaCor


    Wasn't sure where to post this, mods feel free to move if there's an appropriate thread

    From his twitter

    https://twitter.com/ciarancannon/status/1411408338286436356?s=19

    Many here will know of Ciaran from either his cycling exploits, greenway advocacy, cyclist safety advocacy and raising issues in the Dail related to cycling, most recently highlighting the farce of trying to submit video evidence recorded by cyclists.

    Hope he makes a speedy recovery
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  • Moderators, Politics Moderators Posts: 32,806 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Seth Brundle


    Too many knobs replying to that tweet asking about his amount of hi-viz clothing.
    :rolleyes:


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 42,344 Mod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder


    he's also a decent cyclist in terms of his fitness, did mizen to malin in under 24 hours two weeks ago. hopefully that fitness will aid in his recovery.


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,715 Mod ✭✭✭✭ adrian522


    Saw that earlier, some of the replies to the tweet made me pretty angry.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 42,344 Mod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder


    Too many knobs replying to that tweet asking about his amount of hi-viz clothing.
    :rolleyes:
    tbf, i scrolled a good distance in and searched for 'viz' and there was none found.


  • Moderators, Politics Moderators Posts: 32,806 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Seth Brundle


    tbf, i scrolled a good distance in and searched for 'viz' and there was none found.
    These are the second and sixth replies to his tweet for me (and there are more)
    https://twitter.com/adoolan34/status/1411452335159664643?s=19

    https://twitter.com/Allthecake1/status/1411716662978658308?s=19


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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,152 ✭✭✭✭ lawred2


    What's a "sturdy" car!?


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,181 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    lawred2 wrote: »
    What's a "sturdy" car!?

    My 3 year old had one, pretty much bomb proof !!!!!!!!!!

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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 42,344 Mod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder


    looks like that'd be far more of a danger to your ankles than your knees.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,181 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    looks like that'd be far more of a danger to your ankles than your knees.

    The dreaded walker was the cause of many a bruised shin!!!!!!! She could pick up a fair bit of speed in that yoke.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,092 ✭✭✭ boombang


    Too many knobs replying to that tweet asking about his amount of hi-viz clothing.
    :rolleyes:

    Those posts were very much in the minority according to my reading of the replies.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 295 ✭✭ Fils


    Perhaps they had it in 4wd by accident.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,044 ✭✭✭ Damien360


    Wondering why he specifically said SUV driver. Our SUV’s are not that much bigger than the average family car. Yes a little taller but same width and length. Lucky he didn’t get worse injuries and hopefully a speedy recovery.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 42,344 Mod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder


    Damien360 wrote: »
    Wondering why he specifically said SUV driver.
    because it was an SUV driver, i suspect.


  • Registered Users Posts: 490 ✭✭ grassylawn


    Damien360 wrote: »
    Wondering why he specifically said SUV driver. Our SUV’s are not that much bigger than the average family car. Yes a little taller but same width and length. Lucky he didn’t get worse injuries and hopefully a speedy recovery.
    The high profile of an SUV makes it more likely to cause serious injury in a collision.


  • Registered Users Posts: 295 ✭✭ Fils


    grassylawn wrote: »
    The high profile of an SUV makes it more likely to cause serious injury in a collision.

    Marginal I would have thought in relation to a car. We don’t know the story here but from seeing a lot of suv drivers at school morning runs a huge proportion are struggling to drive them safely and correctly.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,818 ✭✭✭ Darc19


    grassylawn wrote: »
    The high profile of an SUV makes it more likely to cause serious injury in a collision.

    And should make it a lot easier to see cyclists.

    I used to drive a SUV - you could see cyclists over the roofline of cars in front and prepare for passing them.

    As for "hi viz" - a bright summer's evening would not necessitate hi viz for a motorist paying attention.

    I'm not a cyclist - too many crazy motorists out there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,654 ✭✭✭✭ Wishbone Ash


    lawred2 wrote: »
    What's a "sturdy" car!?
    Hillman Hunter. God be with the days when you could stand on the roof of one at a football match. Try doing than in a modern car! :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,597 ✭✭✭ tdf7187


    I've said it before and I'll say it again, SUV's are a modern day curse.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,181 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    tdf7187 wrote: »
    I've said it before and I'll say it again, SUV's are a modern day curse.

    Ford Ranger's the same. The amount of clowns driving these around my way and paying the motor tax that come with them is unreal over the last year and them having no practical reason for driving one.

    One parked outside or local Pharmacy every day ffs, guy commutes from the north in it!!!!!:rolleyes:

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  • Registered Users Posts: 295 ✭✭ Fils


    tdf7187 wrote: »
    I've said it before and I'll say it again, SUV's are a modern day curse.

    They are a fashion label.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,736 ✭✭✭ Hurrache


    tdf7187 wrote: »
    I've said it before and I'll say it again, SUV's are a modern day curse.

    I've also said before that an "SUV" is too wide an umbrella term used for anything that's not a saloon, estate or hatchback. They aren't the easy evil people make them out to be, some have lower footprints and emissions than other saloons and estates.
    Fils wrote: »
    They are a fashion label.

    Maybe for the odd oddball, but generally they aren't.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,516 ✭✭✭✭ Cyrus


    Hurrache wrote: »
    I've also said before that an "SUV" is too wide an umbrella term used for anything that's not a saloon, estate or hatchback. They aren't the easy evil people make them out to be, some have lower footprints and emissions than other saloons and estates.



    Maybe for the odd oddball, but generally they aren't.

    Exactly it could have been anything from a Ford kuga to a range rover


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,108 ✭✭✭ cruizer101


    because it was an SUV driver, i suspect.

    Would they have said "Hatchback driver hit me", I doubt it.

    Saying SUV driver is making connotations that the fact that it was an SUV is linked to the accident.
    It was just an idiot driver by the sounds of things, some people who drive SUV's are idiots some people who drive other types of cars are idiots.
    You shouldn't make assumptions on a drivers ability based on their car.


  • Registered Users Posts: 295 ✭✭ Fils


    To be fair about it a lot of people struggle to drive and park suv. This is clearly evident at every school run.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,546 ✭✭✭ Eamonnator


    cruizer101 wrote: »
    Would they have said "Hatchback driver hit me", I doubt it.

    Saying SUV driver is making connotations that the fact that it was an SUV is linked to the accident.
    It was just an idiot driver by the sounds of things, some people who drive SUV's are idiots some people who drive other types of cars are idiots.
    You shouldn't make assumptions on a drivers ability based on their car.

    Cannon, as far as I can see, just said it was an SUV driver, which apparently it was. He made no judgement about the driver, based on the type of vehicle.
    Assumptions were made by others.
    It was not an accident, it was a collision.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,470 ✭✭✭ wench


    cruizer101 wrote: »
    Would they have said "Hatchback driver hit me", I doubt it.

    Saying SUV driver is making connotations that the fact that it was an SUV is linked to the accident.
    It was just an idiot driver by the sounds of things, some people who drive SUV's are idiots some people who drive other types of cars are idiots.
    You shouldn't make assumptions on a drivers ability based on their car.
    Looks like he made a factual statement of who hit him, and you're reading your own interpretation into it.
    Should he have just said he was hit by a mechanically propelled vehicle?


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,316 ✭✭✭ Macy0161


    Wish him a speedy recovery - a significant number of people driving only seem to "look" for other vehicles, not anyone or anything else on the roads.

    Whatever about generalisations on their driving skills, SUV drivers seem very defensive!


  • Registered Users Posts: 555 ✭✭✭ Paddigol


    Macy0161 wrote: »
    Wish him a speedy recovery - a significant number of people driving only seem to "look" for other vehicles, not anyone or anything else on the roads.

    Whatever about generalisations on their driving skills, SUV drivers seem very defensive!

    I'm an SUV driver -AND- an anti-hiviz, anti-cycle lane cyclist... can you imagine how defensive I am everyday :pac::pac:

    Hope he recovers well - the knee is up there with the back as being two debilitating injuries I'd hate to suffer. Hope no long-term effects that might limit his ability on the bike.

    Might bring a bit more focus on the issue of driver awareness and the fact that the roads are shared spaces, not single track speedways for cars.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,736 ✭✭✭ Hurrache


    Macy0161 wrote: »
    Wish him a speedy recovery - a significant number of people driving only seem to "look" for other vehicles, not anyone or anything else on the roads.

    Whatever about generalisations on their driving skills, SUV drivers seem very defensive!

    I'm not one, I'm just coming from a factual point of view as to their perception which I think is a hangover from when they all used to be big and dirty which is far from the case now.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,813 ✭✭✭ marvin80


    tdf7187 wrote: »
    I've said it before and I'll say it again, SUV's are a modern day curse.
    Fils wrote: »
    They are a fashion label.

    Ridiculous how popular they've become especially considering that there more of a danger to vulnerable road users compared to regular saloon cars (that the SUVs have replaced.)

    https://www.iihs.org/news/detail/new-study-suggests-todays-suvs-are-more-lethal-to-pedestrians-than-cars#:~:text=At%20speeds%20of%2020%2D39,involving%20cars%20(54%20percent).


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