Mother and friends of cyclist killed at Dalston Junction will walk his last route one year later
- By London Cycling Campaign on at 06:43pm 27 Jan 2012
- Posted in: Blog, Hackney, Camden
- Tagged with: lorries, dan cox, vigil, dalston hgv, memorial, junction
- Boroughs: Hackney, Camden
Christine, mother of Dan Cox who died after being struck by an HGV in Dalston, will remember the tragedy by walking her son's last cycle route on Thursday 2 February 2012, exactly one year after he died.
She'll be setting off at 4.30pm from 54 Lower Clapton Road, and be joined by friends of Dan, as well as other wellwishers.
The group expect to arrive at Dalston Junction at 5pm, where they'll stop to pay their respects at the ghost bike put there in memory of Dan (see photo).
Then they'll continue to Camden, expecting to reach the Edinburgh Castle pub (where Dan worked) towards 7:30pm.
Christine Cox said: "One year ago on the 2nd Feb, our beautiful Dan left his flat for the last time. I would like to walk his final journey, leaving at the time that Dan left and stopping at his ghost bike at Dalston Junction and lighting some candles.
"I hope others will be able to join me. We plan to go on to the Edinburgh Castle in Camden afterwards to complete Dan's journey so if you can't make the walk/cycle we could have a drink in Dan's memory later.
"If we could get lots of cyclists to join in perhaps that will draw attention to the needless loss of life on our roads and in particular to the senseless loss of our beautiful boy."
28-year-old Dan Cox died after being struck by a left-turning lorry at Dalston Junction. He was rushed to Homerton Hospital but died several days later of his injuries.
Dalston Junction is recognised a problem junction, where the A10 meets the North Cross Road, both routes with serious casualty problems.
Charlie Lloyd, LCC's campaigns office and lorry expert said, "Our thoughts are with the family and friends."
Close friend of Dan Cox, Daniel Barnes raised £7000 last year for LCC's No More Lethal Lorries campaign and the hospital where Dan was treated.