Eyewitnesses told a news outlet that Sir Keir Starmer slammed into a cyclist while endeavouring to execute a U-turn close to a busy intersection with traffic lights.
The Labour leader, 58, was involved in a collision near his home on Grafton Road, Kentish Town, North London on Sunday on his way to his tailor.
It took place between The Grafton pub and the adjacent OYO Camden hotel with two eyewitnesses claiming that Sir Keir Starmer was driving on the opposite side of the road.
They maintain that he slowed down outside the Kentish Town Sports Centre, which is on the opposite side of the road to the pub and the hotel and was endeavouring to turn his automobile around when he struck the cyclist.
Eyewitnesses claimed that the cyclist was a Deliveroo rider who was using a black and white electric bike. A passer-by called for an ambulance soon after 12.08 pm on Sunday.
Sir Keir’s office told a news outlet that he was attempting to park and was not performing a U-turn and that he left the scene only after an ambulance arrived.
Darryl, 31, who lives only yards from the scene of the accident told the news outlet that he was taking his shopping in and heard a loud racket. So, he went to see what had happened and saw an SUV across the middle of the road.
He said it appeared as if it was trying to do a U-turn and struck the cyclist who was coming in the opposite direction.
Electrician Darryl added that there were a few scuff marks on the driver side door and at first the cyclist was on the ground but then he was helped up and sat outside the OYO hotel holding his left arm and crying in pain.
He said that he didn’t know who the driver was at the time, but he went over to the cyclist who was yelling, “How did you not see me?”
After the ambulance took the gentleman away, somebody padlocked his bike to a lamppost and it remained there until Monday night when it was collected.
Both sides of the road are marked with double yellow lines close to what is one of the busiest intersections in the area and a spokesman revealed that Sir Keir Starmer had been in touch with the cyclist on Monday night to apologise and check up on his condition.
I’m guessing Sir Keir Starmer’s feeling a bit of a fool now because you don’t do U-turns on busy intersections, but then I guess he’s used to that, seeing as he does them in parliament – the real tragedy here is he missed his appointment at his tailor!
And why wasn’t he breathalysed? Isn’t that the policy after an accident, or is that just for ordinary folks? Next week he’ll be cycling to work to show how sorry he is and how much he supports cyclists.