Everything tagged with fatality

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 ...

Blog post: Changes to eastbound junction at Bow an improvement but cyclists and walkers still at risk

London Cycling Campaign has expressed concern that the new junction design on the western side of Bow roundabout, which opened on Friday 1 June 2012, isn’t making cycling eastwards significantly safer because of flaws in its design and a l...

Blog post: Death of 8-year-old cyclist in Kingston shows need for urgent rethink of London street design

On Tuesday this week an eight-year-old boy, Ali Nasralla, was tragically killed while cycling home from school in the borough of Kingston.  Tragedy is an overused word, but try reading the sad messages in the video ab...

Blog post: Family, friends and supporters pay tribute to cyclist Ellie Carey killed on Tower Bridge Rd

Family, friends, local residents, politicians, campaigners and concerned Londoners gathered near the place on Tower Bridge Road where cyclist Ellie Carey was struck by a lorry on Friday 2 December 2011. The crowd observed a minute's silence in ...

Blog post: Sixteenth London cyclist fatality in 2011 at Bermondsey junction identified by locals as dangerous

This morning a cyclist was killed in a collision with an HGV at the junction of Tower Bridge Road and Abbey Street, a location identified as dangerous by local people. Please support calls for safer junctions in London In response to worries ...

Blog post: Hundreds turn out for Bow vigil but Transport for London fails to commit to improving safety

On Friday 18 November 2011 a large crowd of wellwishers joined friends and relatives to pay their respects at a candlelit vigil in honour of the two cyclists who died recently at Bow roundabout. A ghost bike was installed on the northern side o...

Blog post: London Cycling Campaign demands immediate Bow redesign after roundabout claims second victim in three weeks

There have been vehement calls for an immediate redesign of the Bow roundabout, after news that tonight it claimed the life of a second cyclist in three weeks. The London cycling community has been stunned by the news that a 20-year-old female ...

Blog post: Open letter sent to Mayor Boris Johnson by a family friend of Bow cyclist fatality Brian Dorling

This is an open letter sent by a family friend of Brian Dorling to the Mayor Boris Johnson. Mr Dorling was run over by a lorry on Monday 24 October, at Bow roundabout, a location that forms part of Cycle Superhighway 2.   The lett...

Blog post: Cyclists appalled at latest fatality on Cycle Superhighway at Bow roundabout

A 58-year-old cyclist, travelling to work at the Olympic site, was killed in a crash with a tipper lorry at the Bow roundabout on Cycle Superhighway 2, reported the BBC. We and all London cyclists are distressed to hear of this tragedy, an...

Blog post: Family of cyclist killed by car say not guilty verdict for motorist is 'disgusting'

Relatives of a cyclist killed in Barnet in 2010 expressed anger at the verdict when the motorist that struck her was found not guilty of careless driving. Zoe Sheldrake, 31, was hit by Clive Sanford's black Audi on the northbound stretch of the...

Discussion: Improve cycle route on Cavendish rd. after cyclist dies

We have just discovered that TfL have no plans to improve Cavendish rd where a cyclist was killed by van on Sunday 31st July. http://bit.ly/qvs2Vk

Blog post: Videos from 2004 and 2011 show how little has changed at Blackfriars

In May 2004 over a thousand cyclists joined the mass ride memorial to Vicki McCreery who died under the wheels of a bus as she cycled across Blackfriars Bridge. Her friend Kirsten sent us this video of the memorial ride: Vicki was the second c...

Blog post: Tower Hamlets cyclist dies after lorry hit and run crash

It is with great sadness that we learnt of the death of Peter McGreal on Saturday 25th June, four days after being run down by a lorry on Hackney road, Bethnal Green at 8.30am.  We send our deepest sympathy to his family and friends.The drive...