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Female cyclist killed by lorry 16th September 2009
17.09.09 by Buffalo Bill

From the East London Advertiser

A lorry was in collision with a cyclist at the junction of Whitechapel Road and Vallance Road around 6.35am. The 26-year-old woman was taken to Royal London Hospital but was later pronounced dead.

I was speaking to one of the Met’s Collision Investigators a few weeks ago, and he said that there had been 9 cyclists killed in London so far in 2009, of which 7 had been killed by lorries. Therefore this would be the 8th cyclist to have been killed by a collision with a lorry in 2009, of which at least 6 were female.

In July, I suggested that 2009 would be the worst year for cyclist/lorry fatalities for some time. It seems that I am going to be proved right, which was not the object of the prediction at all. Most people reading this blog will be well aware of the hazards of lorries, so I wonder what else there is that I can do that I haven’t already done. I am heartily sick of tracking these stats, and would be delighted never to write or read about another death ever again.

Related posts on this web-site:

Pink Express rider hit & 'critically' injured by lorry this morning
Guardian story on lorry deaths makes serious error
Perceived danger of lorries - a survey for London cyclists
Two London cyclists killed in two days by lorries
8th female London cyclist killed by lorry?
Daily Mail attacks cyclists, Jenny Jones says write to your MLA
Cynthia Barlow of Roadpeace on cuts to 'lorry police'
Boris Johnson reduces London cyclists' safety; MPs protest
Mayor's transport questions and answers, doublethink and other nonsense
7th London cyclist killed by lorry, 29th June

  1. www.londonfgss.com/t…

    — r.b.    17 September 2009, 17:50    #
  2. The family of the cyclist have set up an online petition to get Tower Hamlets Council to change the road layout. Petition is at:

    — Katie Burningham    23 September 2009, 08:25    #
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