Another cyclist killed by a lorry/HGV/LGV in Hackney
23.06.08 by Buffalo Bill
23 June 2008
A cyclist has died after she was in collision with a lorry in Stoke Newington this morning (Monday).
The 32-year-old woman from Tottenham was struck by the heavy goods vehicle near the junction with Manor Road at 6.40am.
The woman, who has not been formally identified, was rushed to the Royal London hospital but died shortly afterwards.
Officers from Chadwell Heath Traffic Garage are investigating the accident. There have been no arrests.
This is the 2nd cyclist known to have been killed by a collision with a lorry/HGV/LGV in Hackney so far this year, and the fifth in the last 2 years. Reports on the other 2008 death are here.
the cyclist was riding south down stoke newington high street; the hgv was either travelling the same route or turning right out of manor road (former route is more likely)
the collision occoured just beside stoke newington train station, where the entrance to the alley and the jehovas witnesses church is.
the police were investigating right underneath the lorry this seems to suggest that the woman went right under the truck when the collision occoured.
Trevor Parsons of the Hackney Cycling Campaign is quoted in the Hackney Gazette as saying that this is a crisis and I am stunned by the frequency of these collisions. It’s time for Hackney in particular to set up a task force to look at this issue because the rate of these collisions is absolutely shocking.
For more on the continuing problem of London cyclists killed by lorries/HGV/LGVs see the HGV/cyclist section of the contents page of this site.