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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.

Over at cyclechat, there is this unconfirmed report:

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’.

  1. Unfortunately I can confirm this. Brief details: a female cyclist eastbound in nearside lane 20 yards past the junction of Southwark Bridge was run over and killed by an aggregates lorry earlier this morning.


    — Skinnes    18 September 2008, 11:08    #
  2. isn’t this almost exactly the spot where Sebastian Lukomski was killed? I cross Upper Thames Street regularly to get on and off Southwark Bridge. The lorries heading east-west are terrifying.


    jack    18 September 2008, 13:00    #
  3. Jesus. When is this going to stop?


    — lb    18 September 2008, 16:54    #
  4. “the lorry driver involved in the City collision has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving” … www.thisislondon.co….


    elyob    19 September 2008, 10:18    #
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