Cyclist Dies In Croydon, Another Seriously Injured In Kennington

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 51 months ago
Cyclist Dies In Croydon, Another Seriously Injured In Kennington

Kennington Park Road, taken from Google Street View

A cyclist has died after being hit by a bus near East Croydon station – the third cyclist to die on London's roads in a week and the eleventh this year.

ITV London and the Croydon Advertiser report that the cyclist, thought to be a man in his 40s, was dragged beneath a 410 bus around midday and died of a heart attack. This follows the deaths of hospital porter Brian Holt on Mile End Road on Tuesday, and architectural expert Francis Golding who died on Friday following injuries sustained in Holborn, also on Tuesday. Both Mr Golding and Mr Holt were involved in collisions with HGVs.

Another cyclist is in "serious but stable" condition after a collision with another bus in Kennington around 8.45am this morning. The junction at Kennington Park Road and Kennington Road is part of Cycle Superhighway 7. Twitter user @thisislucio posted a photo of the scene which shows it to be at a part of CS7 which is normally an unbordered blue strip (see above screenshot from Google Street View), the kind the coroner overseeing the inquests into the deaths of Brian Dorling and Philippine De Gerin-Ricard was so concerned about. However, as @thisislucio pointed out to ITV London, the road was resurfaced overnight and there are no road markings at all. Whether this played any role in the accident remains to be seen.

Another cyclist had a lucky escape last night after becoming trapped beneath a car in Spitalfields. Bystanders lifted the car to allow paramedics to reach Claire Pepper, who told the Evening Standard that the group saved her life.

Last Updated 12 November 2013

phortonfour

How many more deaths and injuries will it take before proper, bordered cycle lanes are put in place? Painting a blue line on the ground will not protect cyclists or motorists.

I get the bus around Elephant and Castle most days and I'm waiting for the day my bus crashes into a bike.

Kendle

Not sure which direction the accident happened in near Kennington, but in places like the article says no road markings and also in one direction a re-design of the layout of new markings making it more dangerous for cyclists.

HarryBauer247

Busses are dangerous. What is needed is Segregated cycle facilities. In the Netherlands you see these everywhere.