This section of CS3 (East/West Cycle Superhighway) is one of the narrowest, yet it doesn’t stop some people from riding too fast and trying to overtake at busy times.
This crash happened so quickly that I didn’t really see what happened at the time, it was only when I sat down and looked at the footage that I saw that it was the overtaking cyclist that effectively caused it by going too fast and trying to overtake into oncoming cyclists.
What was very worrying was that one of the cyclists travelling in the opposite direction ended up on the main carriageway. Fortunately for him the phasing of the lights meant that the traffic had been held back, otherwise we could have been talking serious or fatal injuries has a lorry or coach been coming along.
PLEASE PLEASE SLOW DOWN AND DON’T OVERTAKE UNLESS IT IS SAFE TO DO SO.
EDIT: Some commenters have asked about the people involved in this, and whether they were badly hurt. The female cyclist that caused this chain of events had a swollen finger, grazed and maybe broken, difficult to tell. She also complained about hert shoulder, and when following her afterwards, she was constantly rubbing her thigh.
The cyclist going the other way that she hit, needed help to get up. He said that he was okay, but I think he may have some more serious injuries that will did not surface at the time. The one that hit him and ended up in the road, seemed perfectly fine, if not a bit bruised.