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Cyclist killed Kingsland Road, Hackney

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by spindrift, 22 Apr 2008.

  1. spindrift

    spindrift New Member

    Yesterday morning I think, from richard on hackney Cycling email:

    I crossed the junction going west at about 0845 this morning. There were
    community beat officers on each corner of the junction enforcing the
    ASLs whilst cyclists were waiting at their stop lines.
    I then went into the security gate makers to obtain a quote; on my exit
    from their premises a woman approached me with her bike and said there
    had been "a terrible accident--a cyclist trapped between the rear wheels
    of a lorry".
    I went to investigate. The lorry was on the southern side of the
    junction facing southbound along Kingsland Road. I'm not sure if it had
    turned left out of Middleton Road--perhaps not, because of the limited
    headroom. The cyclist was clearly visible under the lorry, his (a man's
    bike) bent and broken, his white saddle lying on the ground where it had
    been broken off.
    The Police were quickly on the scene, so were two fire tenders. It
    quickly became apparent that the cyclist had been killed.
    I asked an officer if I should put out an appeal for
    witnesses--actually, there appeared to be plenty. Nonetheless, if anyone
    did witness the crash this morning, please do make contact with the
    Police as soon as possible.
    It is not clear whether the lorry had turned left or was going straight
    ahead. From its position in the carriageway it looks like it had turned
    left--it was over towards the nearside as if going into the bus lane,
    which it would not have been if going straight ahead--it would have been
    further out.
     
  2. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    Used to be one of my old routes

    may very well be my new route in the near future

    :smile:
     
  3. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Location:
    Melksham, Wilts
    Used to do that road on my old commute hairy at the best of times due to the number of hgv and buses that use it.
     
  4. MERV

    MERV New Member

    Location:
    The Mile End Road
    Terribly sad.:ohmy:
     
  5. lightmover

    lightmover New Member

    Council to blame

    If only the law would allow him to ride on the footpath, he'd be alive.
     
  6. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Very sad. This just highlights the need for the HGV campaign. Both drivers and cyclists need to be as aware of this risks as possible.
     
  7. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    this thread is from April
     
  8. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Ah, someone dredged an old thread. Still very sad though.
     
  9. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    If only the truck hadn't run over him, he'd be alive.

    Cyclists have a right to use the road. In fact, there is nothing that you have to do to be allowed to cycle on the road, whereas to be allowed to drive on the road you have to first jump through a few hoops.

    Why make your first post as a troll? You're welcome here, but it might help you if you became sociable first.
     
  10. jamie johnson

    jamie johnson New Member

    A woman cyclist has died in a collision with lorry on the Victoria Park Road roundabout during the rush hour this morning (10 March).

    London Ambulance Service paramedics attended a traffic accident involving a bicycle and a tipper truck shortly after 8.30am today at the junction between Lauriston Road and Victoria Park Road in South Hackney.

    A 27-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The lorry driver was taken to hospital suffering from shock.

    The accident has caused severe delays affecting the A1205 between Lauriston Road and Hackney Wick as commuters rushed to work this morning.

    Lauriston Road is still closed both ways between A106 Victoria Park Road and Morpeth Road.
     
  11. Alan Whicker

    Alan Whicker Senior Member

    Another tragedy. That'll be why the entrance to Victoria Park Road had a Police road block this morning. I did wonder if something like that had happened. So many HGVs and lorries round there with the Olympic site.
     
  12. chap

    chap Senior Member

    Location:
    London, GB
    Another tragedy.

    Is there any centralised collated store of HGV routes? This is a big problem in London and, without lowering the tone through distastefully using a death to mark a point, it does not appear to be effectively being dealt with therefore perhaps this calls for some form of collective marking of dangerous routes.
     
  13. ttcycle

    ttcycle Cycling Excusiast

    Hi chap

    the routes with fatalities RTA etc do get marked, Origamist posted something not long ago.

    Another person killed. Sobering.

    Must pick up the thread for the HGV campaign once things are less hectic
     
  14. dellzeqq

    dellzeqq pre-talced and mighty

    Location:
    SW2
    “A woman cyclist has died in a collision with lorry on the Victoria Park Road roundabout during the rush hour this morning (10 March).
    London Ambulance Service paramedics attended a traffic accident involving a bicycle and a tipper truck shortly after 8.30am today at the junction between Lauriston Road and Victoria Park Road in South Hackney.
    A 27-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The lorry driver was taken to hospital suffering from shock.”
    No details of the company involved.
    Why are these lorries being used in the rush hour?

    A tipper truck. There's a surprise. If this turns out to be serving the Olympics then CML have a death on their hands. They were asked to take steps to stop this from happening and they refused.
     
  15. ttcycle

    ttcycle Cycling Excusiast

    That's the thing, tipper trucks and none arctics are the ones that are usually involved in fatalities.