Mile End Road Cycle Death


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The BBC and the East London Advertiser are reporting that  “A cyclist has died after a collision with a tipper lorry in east London on a cycle superhighway” Not quite the truth…..

The incident happened around quarter to four today (5th November 2013).  At 9.00 pm the road was still closed and the victims dead body still on scene.

Word on the street is that a 62 year old man was dragged to his death by the tipper truck which at time of writing is also still on scene.

November 6th Update:-

A witness said the victim, in his sixties, “must have broken every bone in his body” after he was hit from behind by the truck shortly before 5pm yesterday on Mile End Road which forms parts of  the blue-painted  cycle superhighway 2.

Read more here from the Evening Standard.

The bike rider killed by a tipper lorry on London’s Cycling Superhighway 2 in Mile End yesterday has been named as Brian Holt, a porter at Mile End Hospital.

Mr Holt, a married father, was described by colleagues as a “wonderful man who would be sadly missed”.

Brian Holt is the third cyclist to die on Cycle Superhighway 2, which was described in the inquest into the death of Brian Dorling at its Bow roundabout eastern end as “just a piece of blue paint” by a crash investigator and as “confusing” and “an accident waiting to happen” by the coroner.

Image Evening Standard

 

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