Everything tagged with fatality

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...

Blog post: London’s new roadworks permits can address cyclist needs

Video Confusing roadworks were implicated in the death of a cyclist in Oxford Street earlier this year   Cyclists are expected to benefit from the new London Permit Scheme for roadworks, which has so far been rolle...

Blog post: Killer lorry driver who failed eye test fined just £200

photo A lorry driver who failed an eye test shortly after running over a cyclist escaped with only a £200 fine   While cycling through Notting Hill Gate, Eilidh Cairns, 30, was hit and fatally injured by a tipper truck. The young...

Blog post: Lorry driver jailed for seven years for killing London cyclist

photo Killer driver drove a lorry operated by Thames Materials, a company with "a record of breaking safety regulations", according to LCC experts       Thursday 18 November 2010Judge Roger Chapple today sentenced lorry...