Everything tagged with fatality

Blog post: No prosecution after London cyclist is run down from behind

In February this year Michael Mason a 70 year old designer and teacher was hit from behind while cycling home on Regent Street. He suffered multiple severe injuries and died in hospital without regaining consciousness on 14th March 2014. At Wes...

Blog post: Driver charged with causing London cyclist's death by careless driving

On 15th July 2103 last year cyclist Alan Neve, aged 54, died after a crash with a lorry in Holborn. Alan had been on his way from his home in Poplar to work for the Performing Rights Society in the West End. Lorry driver Barry Meyer, 52 from Wa...

Blog post: LCC calls on Mayor to fast-track removal of Vauxhall roundabout after another London cyclist is killed

After another cycling fatality in the capital, the London Cycling Campaign is calling on the Mayor to fast-track the removal of the Vauxhall one-way system, redesigning the area to make it safe for cycling and walking. A 52-year-old man died th...

Blog post: No charges after defective lorry kills London cyclist

As reported in the Evening Standard the Crown Prosecution Service decided not to make any charges against the driver of a Crossrail lorry involved in the death of Maria Karsa in September 2013. The Standard has been following up this story afte...

Blog post: Condolences to family and friends after cycling fatality at Ludgate Circus during morning rush hour

The London Cycling Campaign has repeated calls for major junctions across Greater London to be made safe after a man riding a bicycle was killed this morning at Ludgate Circus (photo: Twitter). The crash took place around 10am as a refuse lorry...

Blog post: Metropolitan Police told Transport for London that Aldgate Superhighway route was unsafe for cycling

  For the third day in a row Poplar Coroner's Court heard evidence about cyclist fatalities on the Mayor's Cycle Superhighway route 2 from Aldgate to Bow. Philippine de Gerin-Ricard, a 20-year-old student from France, died on 5 July 2013 at...

Blog post: Coroner says Cycle Superhighway 2 design was "an accident waiting to happen"

The coroner Mary Hassell into the inquest of cyclist Brian Dorling has called Superhighway 2 "an accident waiting to happen". She's taken a strong interest in the layout and design process of this, one of the Mayor Boris Johnson's flagship cycl...

Blog post: Police witness appeal after pedestrian dies following crash with cyclist in Regent Street

Police from the Road Death Investigation Unit in Catford have appealed for a cyclist involved in a crash with a pedestrian to come forward as a witness. They have released CCTV images of the cyclist taken moments after the crash. David Purkiss ...

Blog post: Holborn protest ride attracts 2500 Londoners calling on the Mayor to provide safe space for cycling

A crowd estimated at 2500 people, significantly larger than the one that assembled last Friday in Aldgate, came together on Tuesday evening to take part in the latest LCC protest ride in central London. Hundreds of the protestors wore placards,...

Blog post: LCC organises second protest ride after third cyclist killed in three weeks on street without dedicated space for cycling

On the morning of Monday 15 July 2013 another Londoner was killed under the wheels of a lorry in a street that provides no dedicated space for cycling. (photo: James Robertson) We send our deepest sympathy to family and friends of the latest vi...

Blog post: Woman on Cycle Hire bike killed in lorry crash at Aldgate East during evening rush hour

London's cyclists have been horrified by the death of young woman in a lorry crash while cycling along Aldgate during Friday evening rush hour. Our condolences go out to the friends and family of this latest victim, named as 20-year-old French ...

Blog post: Court verdicts highlight need for much greater protection for cyclists under the law

The London Cycling Campaign is calling for the law to provide much greater protection for cyclists, after two court verdicts today left victim’s families and friends dismayed. In the first case, at the Old Bailey a motorist who opened his...

Blog post: TfL Safety Audits ignored danger warnings at location where cyclist killed during Olympics

Transport for London documents obtained using a Freedom of Information request have revealed that the road on which cyclist Dan Harris was killed during the Olympics was known to be hazardous for cycling, but the remedial measures taken were ina...

Blog post: TfL gives incomplete statement to London Assembly on death of cyclist at Olympic Park

LCC has written to Transport for London Commissioner Peter Hendy asking him to clarify comments made to the London Assembly Transport Committee about the cyclist who was killed in a collision near the Olympic Park. The road layout and signage i...

Blog post: Bereaved family joins local cyclists to remember tube driver killed riding in borough of Croydon

The family of Neil Turner, a London Underground driver killed while cycling to work on 10 July 2012, joined with Croydon Cycling Campaign to install a ghost bike memorial on Mitcham Road, near where the fatal collision took place. Mr Turner is ...