Another London cyclist killed by a lorry/HGV/LGV
21.04.08 by Buffalo Bill
reports Moving Target reader, Sebastian
Cycling into work today I found Kingsland road had been cordoned off due to another cyclist death after being cut up on a corner coming onto Kingsland road off Dunston road (i think). I had the unfortunate experience of seeing this poor guys body trapped under the wheel of the HGV. Sounds like a very similar incident to the one above and maybe not so ironic that both incidents were by HGV lorries turning onto Kingland road. Obviously there is a problem here that needs to be addressed and I am shocked that an identical incident has taken place on the same road within such a short space of time from each other. My thoughts go out the the family and loved ones of the man who left for work this morning on a normal day but sadly never made it in.
And this has email has been received from Ed Waller, apparently confirming the report:
Perhaps you guys know this already but a male cyclist was dragged under the wheels of a large truck this morning at around 8.50am this morning, at the junction of Kingsland Road and Middleton Road in Dalston. Police cordoned off the area to conduct accident investigation work, but I could see the man had been trapped in the back axel of the truck and dragged along Kingsland for about 30 feet. He looked dead.
More from the Standard website here, including conflicting accounts.
Here is an update on the conflicting reports of the death from crap waltham forest cycle blog. I won’t chain link it, but it seems that the initial reports, blaming the cyclist for the death were wrong, and that the police were implicated to a certain degree.