Saturday, 5 February 2011

Cyclist hit by left-turning lorry in Hackney dies

photo: Hackney Hive

The man involved in a collision with a lorry at Kingsland Rd, Dalston Junction on Wednesday, died at Homerton Hospital at approximately 3:00 pm this afternoon (Friday 4 February). He is thought to be in his 20′s.

Witnesses said he was hit by a left turning lorry ending with he and his bike going under the lorry.

No arrests have been made and police are still investigating.

Something positive all cyclists can do is support See Me Save Me

Our local Member of European Parliament is proposing a change to EU legislation to have HGVs fitted with sensors and cameras to remove their blind spots with Written Declaration (WD) 81. “We have a ready-made letter, which is translated, along with the actual WD, into all 23 languages across the EU.”

The action that you can take to urge your MEP to back the proposed legislation is as follows: PLEASE email the letter to ALL of your MEPs ASAP. It will take less than 2 minutes.