A cyclist died after a collision with a lorry at an accident black spot in London
A male cyclist has been killed following a collision with a lorry at Ludgate Circus.
This latest fatality brings the cyclists’ death toll in London in the first 4 months of 2014 to 3. In 2013 14 were killed in total.
The London Cycling Campaign has once again called for more money to be invested in cycle lanes and safety measures, especially around major junctions across the capital.
Evidence is emerging that between 2008 and 2012 6 cyclists have died at the same junction and that although Ludgate Circus was originally on a list of 100 London junctions destined to receive safety upgrades it did not feature on an updated list of 33 junctions where work would actually be carried out.
Tom Jones, head of policy at Thompsons Solicitors, said: “What a tragic waste of human life. We have dealt with thousands of cycle accident injury claims, and, in our experience, the vast majority are avoidable if drivers took a little more care but until they do as a matter of course cyclists will remain vulnerable.
“The Mayor is very quick on the photo opportunity and heralds the rise in cyclists and encourages yet more, but he is failing to work with the boroughs to ensure that money is available and real action is taken to make London’s roads safer for all road users.”
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