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2009-10-14 - Rider Down/Fatality, corner of Leman st, Commercial rd, and Whitechapel
 
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Old 14th October 2009   #1
Diggerdonor
 
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2009-10-14 - Rider Down/Fatality, corner of Leman st, Commercial rd, and Whitechapel

10 am this morning, woman cyclist dragged under the left hand side wheels of a bus on left turn, junction of Leman st, commercial rd and Whitechapel rd. Fatal.
Witnessed by the receptionist of Good Times Tattoo on her way to work, we were just discussing what bike to get her, she's not going to be riding in London now.
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Old 14th October 2009   #2
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this is so sad. thoughts go out to the family and friends of the rider
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Old 14th October 2009   #3
jemjah
no no no. please not another one. so so sad. my thought go out to her family and friends. may she rest in peace.
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Old 14th October 2009   #4
vélo libre
sad news, thoughts go out to family and friends.
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Old 14th October 2009   #5
Crispin Glover
 
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RIP and a damn shame someone's been put off cycling to boot.
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Old 14th October 2009   #6
EEIdonor
 
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Jesus, not again!
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Old 14th October 2009   #7
timmy
 
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Rip. I am speechless.
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Old 14th October 2009   #8
pastry lover
why does this keep happening?
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Old 14th October 2009   #9
sem
oh no :(
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Old 14th October 2009   #10
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Last edited by carson; 14th October 2009 at 19:58. Reason: out of respect
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Old 14th October 2009   #11
andy.wdonor
 
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Carson - not here, not now.
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Old 14th October 2009   #12
Sano
 
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Fuck's sake dude.

You don't know what happened, don't jump to conclusions. And, what AndyW said.
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Old 14th October 2009   #13
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yeah best leave out speculation until the facts are established mate.
Very sad news indeed RIP
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Old 14th October 2009   #14
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these awful deaths keep happening 1 after another, and it's always very sad to hear yet another.
whats more sad to me is that these deaths are largely preventable through education that can only be actioned by government campaign which little effort and relatively little money.
i feel sry all those affected, it's tragic.
Boris, cmon' get on the case.
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Old 14th October 2009   #15
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Carson that should be deleted, family members and friends often end up on these threads plus we have'nt a clue what happened.
+1

Carson, it is common for family and friends to find this site, sometimes only hours after the incident. Please consider their feelings. You may be right, but until the facts are known, its best to reserve all judgements.

RIP to another cyclist. It is just tragic.
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Old 14th October 2009   #16
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.................x
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Old 14th October 2009   #17
GA2G
 
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Hopefully Buffalo Bill may have some definitive news......

Last edited by GA2G; 14th October 2009 at 20:12.
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Old 14th October 2009   #18
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Any reports on this in the press yet? I can't find anything.

I'll cross my fingers for now and hope that it's not fatal.
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Old 14th October 2009   #19
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Oh no. My thoughts with the family.

I was riding up St Thomas Street this afternoon, to the lights at Borough High Street. There's construction work going on there, with huge dumper trucks going back and forth. I followed one up to the lights at red. There was a badge on the back warning cyclists not to ride up the left and an audible message: "Warning. Vehicle turning Left".
Some one is taking notice, in a big way. These things should be fitted, and retro fitted as standard, and their proper use determined by law.
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Old 14th October 2009   #20
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Any reports on this in the press yet? I can't find anything.

I'll cross my fingers for now and hope that it's not fatal.
It says fatal in the OP

If it makes you feel any better, I didn't notice either and wondered why people were saying RIP.
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Old 14th October 2009   #21
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So sad, it seems to be this years recurring equation, woman + left turning big vehicle = fatality

RIP
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Old 14th October 2009   #22
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an audible message: "Warning. Vehicle turning Left".
Bloody good idea
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Old 14th October 2009   #23
hippy
 
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It says fatal in the OP
If it makes you feel any better, I didn't notice either and wondered why people were saying RIP.
I know, but wrong information of this type has been passed on before.

So, until it's confirmed, I am hoping it's not a fatality.
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Old 14th October 2009   #24
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I know, but wrong information of this type has been passed on before.

So, until it's confirmed, I am hoping it's not a fatality.
Fair enough.
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Old 14th October 2009   #25
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man, this is such a blow, another female cyclist, and whitechapel road, which has to be one of the worst stretches of road ever.

thoughts are with the family and friends, whatever has happened.
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Old 14th October 2009   #26
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So, until it's confirmed, I am hoping it's not a fatality.
Me too. Thoughts with family, and friends.
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Old 14th October 2009   #27
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The reason I'm holding out some hope is that at 10am, there are usually scores of people twittering about such an accident or delays or whatever. The news services also tend to make it onto the scene and yet google news and twitter are both coming up empty.
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Old 14th October 2009   #28
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Sad news. Hoping it wasn't fatal too.

That new road layout is a right mess. It's much busier now and more confusing. I have been beeped numerous times, while waiting to turn right into Leman St, by drivers who don't realise it's a right turn only lane.
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Old 14th October 2009   #29
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This news is tragic. I can't believe it's happenned again so soon. My thoughts are with the victim and the familly.

Let's hope for good news.
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Old 14th October 2009   #30
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So sad to hear about another accident, this seems to be happening far, far too often!

If she has passed then i hope it's to somewhere better...
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Old 15th October 2009   #31
somebodydonor
terrible news.looks like i will writing to my mp again.what should i say this time ? you and your dumb policies have killed another person who was poor / trying to be green.probably too strong ?but as you all know i think there is something fundamentally wrong with our public realm.

Last edited by somebody; 15th October 2009 at 00:39. Reason: spacing
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Old 15th October 2009   #32
somebodydonor
but first of all thoughts and prayers with the victim, family and friends.
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Old 15th October 2009   #33
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Oh God, No!! RIP.

Yet another tradegy. It's just so sad.
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Old 15th October 2009   #34
somebodydonor
i think i am gonna do critical mass again. it is, after all, our biggest co-ordinated effort at a protest against the status quo.

Last edited by somebody; 15th October 2009 at 00:43. Reason: spelling !
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Old 15th October 2009   #35
LaLiLuLeLo
 
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sigh...
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Old 15th October 2009   #36
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Oh no, fingers crossed for a good outcome. RIP if not..
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Old 15th October 2009   #37
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Oh God, No!! RIP.

Yet another tradegy. It's just so sad.
it's not confrimed, don't says that.

here's hoping she'll pull through.
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Old 15th October 2009   #38
LaLiLuLeLo
 
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A friend of mine has to deal with these kinds of fatalities. Being a Fireman and all...
:/
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Old 15th October 2009   #39
sem
just saw on twitter that a woman got hit by the 29 somewhere in London today and was taken away in ambulance. Hope you ok lady. Any more info on this Leman St incident? Every time I read these threads I just freak out...lets hope it wasn't a fatality...Digger - was that confirmed? :( x
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Old 15th October 2009   #40
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Awful news, whether fatal or serious.

It's too early for more information to come out.
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Old 15th October 2009   #41
yesiamtom
I havent posted much on these forums but ive read them and also read some fixie blogs. I have to sya i hadnt noticed anything like this happenign for a while.

Very sad indeed :(
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Old 15th October 2009   #42
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just saw on twitter that a woman got hit by the 29 somewhere in London today and was taken away in ambulance. Hope you ok lady. Any more info on this Leman St incident? Every time I read these threads I just freak out...lets hope it wasn't a fatality...Digger - was that confirmed? :( x

My friend who witnessed it says there is no doubt, a guy crawled under the bus to attempt to help but there was nothing to be done, my friend found a link to a report on a local London news service, which I haven't managed to find, she says the cyclists name was Claire. My friend says she will send me the link tomorrow and I will post it here.
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Old 15th October 2009   #43
Crispin Glover
 
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Jesus, what a horrific scene.
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Old 15th October 2009   #44
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sounds bleak.... but here's hoping for the best until anything is confirmed.. thoughts & prayers to the lady, friends & family
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Old 16th October 2009   #45
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tragic. thoughts to her family and friends.
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Old 16th October 2009   #46
Gustav
 
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Thoughts go out to family and friends...shouldn't have to be this way
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Old 16th October 2009   #47
opiumia
 
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RIP Claire.

:(
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Old 16th October 2009   #48
dancing james
 
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each time i read one of these threads it touches me and worries me re the safety of all of us

thoughts go out to family and loved ones
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Old 16th October 2009   #49
lileth
Echoing what others have said, Rest in peace, thoughts with family and friends
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Old 16th October 2009   #50
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hmm, so sad... if it is indeed fatal. I really hope not though.
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