Cyclist killed by collision with Tesco lorry in Brixton
6.12.07 by Buffalo Bill
Selim reports that the crash happened tonight sometime before 8pm at the junction of Brixton Hill and Christchurch Road. He’s not sure what the exact circumstances are, but the cyclist is dead. I am sure you will join me in offering deepest sympathies.
It’s a miserable night for cyclists, and a horrible way to die.
According to the Wimbledon Guardian, the cyclist was female, and the articulated lorry was turning. In 2007, it has been my unfortunate duty to report the deaths of 6 London cyclists, all killed by collisions with lorries. Of those 6, at least 3 were killed by turning lorries.
If the final total is 6, then that would an improvement on the last period for which the total number of London cyclists killed by collisions with LGV/HGV/lorries are available, 2006/7, when the number was 9. However, given that conventional media reporting of road crash deaths is patchy, and MT readers are not everywhere, it seems likely that the total will be greater than 6.
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