Cyclist, 14, has lucky escape after van reverses over bike
Wednesday 12th December 2012, 1:00PM GMT.
A TEENAGER escaped serious injury after a van reversed over the bicycle he was riding.
Les Beaucamps student Brandon Cook, 14, was left shaken by the incident, which caused £460-worth of damage to his cycle.
He was cycling from his home on Bailiffs Cross Road along Rue des Vallees at 8am on his way to school.
He had stopped well back from a sewage truck, which was reversing in the road.
A small van was in front of him and that suddenly started reversing backwards, towards Brandon.
‘I kept shouting at him to stop,’ he said. ‘But he kept coming. I just jumped off the bike as he went over it. I could hear the metal crunching.’
The driver of the van stopped and was very apologetic and took Brandon and his bike home.