Cyclist killed by lorry Upper Thames Street
18.09.08 by Buffalo Bill
MT reader John Ames tells me that a cyclist has been killed by a lorry on Upper Thames Street. A nice lady press officer from the City of London Police phoned me to say that a 40 year old male cyclist was killed as the result of a collision this morning at 720am.
Our cctv caught the accident and according to the health and safety officer who saw the footage there were two lorrys following one another .The cyclist slighty [sic] swerved(not out of the bike lane) and basicly the lorry “hovered” [sic] him up and he come [sic] out the back.
As Jack says below, this is 20 metres from the spot where London bicycle messenger Sebastian Lukomski was killed by a lorry 4 years ago.
This would be the 9th London cyclist to have died as the result of a collision with a HGV/LGV/lorry in 2008, according to Charlie Lloyd, of the London Cycling Campaign’s HGV group. This would mean that, so far in 2008, more London cyclists were killed by HGVs than in 2007. There were 9 killed by lorries in 2006. You can find a little more detail in this MT article. There is a whole lot more articles about the continuing fatal hazard from HGV/LGV/lorries, including information about current legislation relating specifically to lorries, the new offence of causing death by careless driving, and links to stats, letters, campaigns etc. on the contents page of this site under ‘HGV articles’.