Another London cyclist killed by HGV, Friday May 4th 2007
7.05.07 by Buffalo Bill
I just got this by email:
there was a nice guy who worked as a barman at the george on parkholme road e8. as of friday 4th may he is now another cyclist killed by a left turning lorry. happened on kingsland road junction of whiston road. leaves behind a girlfriend and baby.
There are no other details available at present. I welcome any further information. Moving Target offers deepest condolences to the dead cyclist’s friends and family.
This is the fourth London cyclist to have been killed by an HGV in 2007. The others are: an unknown male killed on Victoria Embankment in January; Amelia Zollner and Madeleine Wright killed in Bloomsbury in March.
Around 8 cyclists have been killed each year in London by lorries/HGVs since 2000. See this post for more details.
Pg 17 of The Standard, 10th May
A CYCLIST was killed instantly when a lorry driver failed to see him at a set of traffic lights. Father-of-one Ninian Donald, 33, was crushed under the skip lorrywhen it turned left into his path.
Mr Donald was cycling from his studio in Hackney to a nearby hardware shop when he stopped at the red lights in Kingsland Road, Hoxton, and was hit by the lorry as it turned into Whiston Road. There was a short cycle lane before the corner and a cycle box at the lights.
Friday’s tragedy happened in the same week the Evening Standard launched its Safer Cycling campaign. Mr Donald was a set builder on photo shoots for magazines and shared a flat in Dalston with his girlfriend, Kate Evenden, a television art director, and their 19-month-old daughter Ava Rose.
Miss Evenden said today: “He was such a terrific father. We were both freelance and he spent as much time with Ava Rose as I did. “I can’t believe that a 19-month-old baby could miss her father so much, but she is just shattered. He was such a kind and wonderful man and we had a perfect life together. I don’t know how I’m going to go on without him.”
Mr Donald’s death is the latest in a string of accidents in which cyclists have been killed by lorries after stopping at lights. Safety campaigners and cyclists have demanded that lorries be fitted with better wide-angle mirrors to help drivers spot cyclists.
Mr Donald’s sister, Saskia, said he was an experienced and cautious cyclist who would never have jumped red lights. She said: “People laughed at him because he was so safety conscious.” Miss Donald, 38, is to write to Mayor Ken Livingstone demanding better safety for cyclists. She said: “There are these adverts everywhere banging on about how we all need to cycle more but safety has not caught up with the number of people doing it. There are not enough proper cycle lanes and there is no safety training for cyclists.”
Anyone with any information about Mr Donald’s death should contact police on 020 7321 9913.