Cyclist killed in collision with tipper lorry at Chelsea Bridge
A female cyclist has been killed in a collision with a 32 tonne tipper lorry at Chelsea Bridge/Grosvenor Road. The collision took place at approximately 7.50am on Wednesday 27th October 2017. The cyclist was taken from the scene with what the police described as critical injuries and later died at King’s College Hospital in Denmark Hill. London Cycling Campaign extends our sympathies to the bereaved.
The police have put out a callfor witnesses to the incident.
This is, regrettably, the seventh fatality of a cyclist on London roads this year. It is the third involving a lorry.
About half of all cyclist deaths in London involve lorries, with construction lorries being the main vehicle type involved. LCC is calling for protected space for cycling at junctions and on main roads and for safer lorry designs to be adopted across the industry along with the good practice operating standards for heavy vehicles such as CLOCS (Construction Logistics and Community Safety) standard. TfL is currently in the process of consulting on improved vehicle safety standards for HGVs driven on London roads.