Thursday, 15 January 2009

Two East London fatalities

POLICE are appealing this morning for witnesses in two fatal road accidents occurring within five minutes of each other in East London last night.

A cyclist killed by a lorry: Barking Road, Plaistow, junction with Samson Street.

A pedestrian killed by an RAC van: Jamaica Street, Stepney, near the junction with Stepney Way.

More here. BBC London news mentioned neither fatality.

In Hull a cyclist was killed by a lorry: Mr Kilkenny was cycling northbound down Beverley Road when he was struck by a green lorry at the junction with Wellington Lane.

Elsewhere, a cyclist has been killed by a cement lorry in Dublin and the main Irish cycling organisation is angry.

In Leeds a cyclist was injured after being hit by a lorry: The lorry, which was travelling along Woodhouse Lane towards the city centre, was turning right into Hyde Park Road when the collision occurred.

In Derbyshire A cyclist has died from his injuries after a collision with a car near Ilkeston

A cyclist has been ’doored’ in Trowbridge.

An inquest in Bolton heard that a lorry driver is facing criminal charges after crushing a cyclist:

The 50-year-old cyclist, from Bradshaw, started to move forward and collided with the lorry as it turned left into Bury New Road. In a statement read out in his presence, witness David Hickson, who was travelling behind the lorry, described the moment he saw Mr Pendlebury’s body being “flipped around in the wheels”. He said: “The lorry was travelling slowly into Bury New Road when I saw the red cycle flip up in the wheels. Seconds later I saw a body under the lorry and then flipped around in the wheels.”Mr Hickson added that he thought, at that moment, that it was a dummy and it was only when Mr Pendlebury’s body landed on the road that he realised it was a man.