Cyclist killed on Leman St in Aldgate
A 57-year-old man has died in hospital after being hit while cycling on Leman St on Saturday morning at 7.05am. The driver was arrested at the scene. We understand that the cyclist was travelling north on Leman St when the motorist, who was travelling south, turned right across the cyclist’s path. Motorists turning right across the path of cyclists are the most common cause of serious injury in London.
Rosie Downes, LCC Campaigns Manager, said: “The Mayor has prioritised improving the major junction at nearby Aldgate, but this latest fatality emphasises how crucial it is that the Mayor and Transport for London looks at the area as a whole. Leman St runs between Cycle Superhighways 2 and 3, and is the main way to reach Tower Bridge from the east of the City, yet offers no protection for cyclists. Tackling road danger on routes in isolation, without considering their connectivity, leaves unacceptable danger on our streets.
We extend our deepest sympathy to this man’s family and friends, and to everyone who has lost loved ones in collisions on London’s streets.”
The 57-year-old man is the 10th cyclist to have been killed in Tower Hamlets since 2011. Two weeks ago, 32 year old Ashad Ahmed was killed in a hit-and-run collision while cycling on Commercial Rd.