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London cyclist dies in Vauxhall following collision with a lorry

  • 02 June 2014
  • By Hayley Pink

A cyclist has died following a collision with an HGV during this morning’s rush hour (2 June) at a busy south London junction – the sixth cycling fatality in London this year.

The 52-year-old male cyclist, who has not yet been named by police, was fatally injured during the incident at Parry Street in Vauxhall.

Police were called to the scene at 06:59 by the London Ambulance Service, where the cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Metropolitan Police said the lorry driver stopped at the scene and no arrests have been made.

Leon Daniels, MD of surface transport at Transport for London (TfL), said he is “deeply saddened” that a cyclist had been killed following the collision and said the safety of all road users remain a key priority.

He added that TfL is working with the London Borough of Lambeth and other key stakeholders to transform the roads infrastructure around Vauxhall:  “These plans will convert the gyratory system to two-way traffic and provide better facilities for all road users, including a 1.4km two-way segregated cycle track running from the Oval, through Vauxhall, and over Vauxhall Bridge to Pimlico.”

A public consultation on Cycle Superhighway 5, which includes the area around Vauxhall,  is due to begin later this year.

TfL last week announced that during 2013, the number of serious injuries to cyclists’ had fallen by more than one-quarter on the capital’s roads since 2012. The level of fatalities remained the same at 14.

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