8 London cyclists killed by HGV/LGV/lorries 2008
26.09.08 by Buffalo Bill
I earlier reported that the London Cycling Campaign figures showed 9 of 10 London cyclists deaths in 2008 were the result of a collision with a lorry. I just received this email from Charlie Lloyd, the source for those figures.
I think we can correct the ‘unofficial’ figures down a bit. It should be 8 lorry deaths out of a total of nine. I got the figures wrong because the Spanish guy run down on Kensington High street was not killed, as first reported. Also the killing of Lisa Pontecorvo on Holloway road is likely to be recorded as a pedestrian death, she was wheeling her bike in front of the lorry when it drove over her. I count that as a cyclist killed by a lorry but it probably won’t turn up in the official count.
Just to clarify: of 9 cyclists known to have died in London so far in 2008, 8 were killed by collisions with lorries.