Crash cy­clist thanks ‘Good Sa­mar­i­tans’


A CY­CLIST who was in an ac­ci­dent on the Silk Road dur­ing rush hour has thanked the good sa­mar­i­tans who stopped to help. Steve Booth, 56,

from Shrigley Road in Bolling­ton, was head­ing to work at about 8.15pm when he was in a col­li­sion with a black Mercedes at the round­about near Tyther­ing­ton. He came off his bike and landed on his back in mid­dle of the round­about.

Steve - who luck­ily es­caped with only cuts and bruises - was helped by about six peo­ple, in­clud­ing the driver of the car in­volved, who as­sisted him un­til the po­lice and am­bu­lance ar­rived.

Steve, who is a med­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion man­ager at Macclesfield hospi­tal, said: “I just want to say thank you to ev­ery­one who stopped. I thought I ad done some real harm to my neck. I was con­scious of traf­fic com­ing around. I just had to clench my teeth and cross my fin­gers they saw me. One lady came straight over and helped me - she wouldn’t let me close my eyes in case I drifted off - and there were other peo­ple di­rect­ing traf­fic around me. I re­ally can’t thank ev­ery­one enough. They must have been there for at least half an hour. ”

The ac­ci­dent at around 8.15am on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 14.

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