Cyclist hit by taxi door in Southsea’s Albert Road

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POLICE were called after a cyclist was injured when the driver of a parked taxi suddenly opened his door.

Officers attended the scene of the accident just before 2am last Sunday in Albert Road, Southsea.

The cyclist – a man aged in his 20s from Oxfordshire – received injuries which were not life-threatening.

He was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital, in Cosham, by ambulance.

Police said the taxi driver, a man aged in his 30s from Southsea, was issued with a fixed penalty notice for opening his driver’s door without looking, which the cyclist crashed into.

When he spoke to police the cyclist accepted he should have had working lights and brakes on his bicycle.