Careless charge for crashed cyclist

2012-06-11 08:34

HONG KONG, China - A cyclist who trained police on road safety issues will appear in court on June 11 following charges of careless cycling.

In grim irony, Martin Turner (right) was knocked off his bike by a car driven by a former senior Hong Kong policeman.

Turner was on his bike waiting at a set of traffic lights in August 2011 when he was hit by the car driven by former assistant commissioner of police Spencer Foo, the Sunday Morning Post reported.

He was knocked to the ground and taken to hospital to be treated for cuts, bruises and tendon damage while his bike was crushed.

Turner, who is also charged with not having a bell on his bicycle, is chairman of the Hong Kong Cycling Alliance.