Sir Chris Hoy who ‘flew his Jag’ out of a junction didn’t see a motorist who was passing.
It was lucky that no cyclists were around, they could have been hurt or killed.
It was disgusting that he drove this way, even though he had passengers with him.
As no one was hurt, it wouldn’t be regarded as a ‘RTA’ in the statistics.
This post from roadcc:-
“Sir Chris Hoy has walked away apparently unscathed after crashing his £80,000 Jaguar just yards from Manchester Velodrome, where he has been preparing for next month’s European Track Championships.
According to The Sun, the four times Olympic champion’s car collided with a Vauxhall Vectra when he was turning right onto a main road, resulting in its front bumper being ripped off and other damage to the front of the vehicle.
The newspaper added that besides Hoy, his passengers and the driver of the Vectra were all unhurt in the collision, which took place on Thursday evening.
A witness to the accident told The Sun: “The Jag came flying out the junction – the driver just didn’t appear to see the other car on the main road,” adding “afterwards Chris Hoy was talking on his mobile and appeared really shaken up. There were two passengers with him.”
Another bystander stated: “He was turning right. He must have looked left, seen it was clear and thought it was clear on the right.”