James Moore, London, February, 2011
Father of two, James, was waiting on his bicycle at a set of traffic lights when a lorry positioned inside the advanced cyclists' box turned left across his path. James was dragged under the wheels of the lorry and had to be airlifted to hospital.
The severity of the injuries James sustained meant he was extremely lucky to survive - he had a broken pelvis, several ribs and vertebrae, tibia and fibia, left elbow, left shoulder, right collar bone and had a severed sciatic nerve and a collapsed lung. James was in a medically induced coma for 3 weeks and spent months in hospital.
James can no longer cycle because he cannot balance on a bike. He needs two walking sticks to walk and can only walk unaided for short distances. Every morning he must do an hour and a half of physiotherapy.
The CPS decided to charge the lorry driver with careless driving. During the court case the prosecution failed to call two witnesses who had seen the whole incident from their car. The court also heard from a police road crash investigator that the lorry driver would have been able to see James in his mirror for at least 12 seconds as he waited at the red light. Despite this evidence the driver was found not guilty of careless driving.
Watch James tell his story below.