Cyclist killed on one of London’s worst roads

Cycling deaths last year led to protests Pic: Sam Catanzaro

Cycling deaths last year led to protests Pic: Sam Catanzaro

A 57-year-old male cyclist died in hospital on Sunday, following a traffic collision with a silver Toyota Yaris in Aldgate on Saturday morning.

The unnamed victim, who was cycling on Leman Street when he was hit, was rushed to hospital in critical condition for treatment but died 24 hours later.

The driver of the car, a 46-year-old man, was arrested at the scene and has been bailed until February.

The victim has yet to be formally identified but his next of kin have been informed. A post-mortem examination is due to take place.

The incident occurred close to the CS2 superhighway, which the London Cycling Campaign told EastLondonLines, has “the worst casualty rate for any similar road in London.”

Data was released early in November showing that the number of hit-and-run driving incidents in Tower Hamlets is higher than any other London borough.

The figures, obtained through a Freedom Of Information request by the London Assembly Green group, revealed a steady increase in traffic offences over four consecutive years for Tower Hamlets.

The victim was the 13th cyclist to be killed on London’s roads in 2014, according to Transport for London.

Leave a Reply