This is unbearable. Another cyclist has died in a collision with a large vehicle, this time with a lorry on Camberwell Road on Monday lunchtime.
The man, thought to be in his 60s, was confirmed dead at the roadside at 12.37pm. The driver hasn't been arrested at the time of writing.
This is the sixth London cyclist to die in two weeks and the 14th this year. Even the foreign press are writing articles about us, with this article by France 24 calling London a 'deadly capital'. So what, you might ask, are the authorities doing about it? Well, this morning the Metropolitan police were stopping and fining cyclists at three locations for jumping red lights or not complying with minimum safety requirements. There's no word on whether police were also stopping motorists for the same reasons, or checking for insurance. Edit: half the lorry drivers stopped were found to be breaking safety rules.
We bring up insurance and motorists because a McLaren driver has had his car seized for driving without insurance after colliding with a cyclist in Shoreditch on Thursday. Elsewhere, a man is in critical condition after an incident in Islington on Sunday morning, after being dragged for 100 yards after apparently having a conversation with the driver, who was later arrested.
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