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2012-02-03 - Rider Down/Fatality, London Wall and Wormwood Street (London)
 
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Old 3rd February 2012   #1
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2012-02-03 - Rider Down/Fatality, London Wall and Wormwood Street (London)

BBC Travel is reporting a collision, and I'm hearing rumours that it's a cyclist under a coach.
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Old 3rd February 2012   #2
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https://twitter.com/#!/Citycyclecop/...23367351054336

Wormwood St at jct of #Bishopsgate is currently closed due to a collision between a cyclist & coach. Any witnesses pls call 020 7601 2222
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Old 3rd February 2012   #3
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And I didn't manage to format the date correctly, WAC.
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Old 3rd February 2012   #4
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There was a coach stopped on the junction and some-one on the ground being attended to. I couldn't see a bike but it was cordened off

Last edited by diggs; 3rd February 2012 at 14:48.
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Old 3rd February 2012   #5
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Colleague's partner works in Heron Tower, said he witnessed resuscitation on a cyclist who had collided with a bus/coach.

This may be very bad. Heart goes out to cyclist/family.
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Old 3rd February 2012   #6
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Walked past on the way back from lunch, road was closed, still plenty of ambulances, Dr cars, police taking statements. I didn't see who was involved (was a big white coach stopped in the middle of the road - i think the ones that do runs to the airport), but looks like it was a cyclist. Horrible.
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Old 3rd February 2012   #7
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And I didn't manage to format the date correctly, WAC.
Sorted. #bump
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Old 3rd February 2012   #8
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Sigh, work yards from this crossroads, there's severe roadworks going on at the moment, but it's normally a relatively safe junction.

Bishopsgate is a nightmare road, terrible surface, and way too many Coaches and HGVs bouncing along, it's given me 5 stitches already.

Thoughts with those involved, hoping for the best.
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Old 3rd February 2012   #9
wade
Hi all - just registered to post here. Not a cyclist myself, I am on 2 wheels but they have a motor attached.

I walked past moments after it happened - spoke to some people who witnessed it and heard he got dragged under a coach as it turned left. I saw the paramedics trying to resuscitate him but didn't hang around.

Have since heard that he didn't make it.

Although Bishopsgate is a nightmare (and I've had words with cyclists going the wrong way up the 1-way section multiple times), this was at the junction with London Wall/Wormwood Street.

My thoughts are with him & his loved ones
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Old 3rd February 2012   #10
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^ Thanks for posting Wade.
Sorry you had to witness that. I hope your OK.

Could you tell us where/how you heard that the cyclist didn't make it...?
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Old 3rd February 2012   #11
wade
I know other people that work in offices nearby, they saw the covered/bagged body being loaded into the ambulance.
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Old 3rd February 2012   #12
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Twitter appears to confirm the fatality.
My condolences to the riders friends and family.
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Old 3rd February 2012   #13
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Fuck.
This turns my guts.

Thoughts are with all who have lost someone they love.

Be cool out there guys, cycle safe.
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Old 3rd February 2012   #14
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Dreadful news, RIP. Love and thoughts to family and friends ... ride safe peeps.
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Old 3rd February 2012   #15
winter
Horrible news. So sorry to see this.
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Old 3rd February 2012   #16
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Sad news. RIP.
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Old 3rd February 2012   #17
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Shocking loss and especially poignant given the BBC Breakfast news had a piece on cycling safety campaign by the Times this morning...

Talking about this is not going to sort out the 8% increase in RTA's involving cyclists.

I'm absolutely appaled...
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Old 3rd February 2012   #18
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Ambulance service confirm male cyclist aged around 60 killed 1pm today in Bishopsgate in crash with a coach
Source;
Ross Lydal, Chief News Correspondent + Royal Correspondent, London Evening Standard.
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Old 3rd February 2012   #19
Wobboy
Really sorry to hear this.RIP My thoughts go out to Family and Friends.


(Will the Times, use it to make a big splash ?)
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Old 3rd February 2012   #20
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Sigh, not the news I wanted to hear when checking back on this. :(
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Old 3rd February 2012   #21
twist305
RIP rider
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Old 3rd February 2012   #22
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Sad sad sad day.
:..(
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Old 3rd February 2012   #23
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:'( r.i.p
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Old 3rd February 2012   #24
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A very sad day. My thoughts are with the rider's friends and family.
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Old 3rd February 2012   #25
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Here's the second citation.
http://road.cc/content/news/52155-cy...ch-city-london

I've already said it further up thread but would like to reiterate my heartfelt sympathies to the friends and family of the rider. I'm sorry for the loss which has been forced upon you.
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Old 3rd February 2012   #26
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very sad
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Old 3rd February 2012   #27
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Condolences to the family and friends, Rest in Peace fellow rider.
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Old 3rd February 2012   #28
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Rode past this earlier. Seeing the bike in half was particularly shocking. I'm no Columbo but the bike looked like it had been modified- the look of a bike whose owner knew it well, so all the more surprising that something like this happened at this junction.


RIP
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Old 3rd February 2012   #29
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Rip
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Old 3rd February 2012   #30
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More sad news. RIP
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Old 3rd February 2012   #31
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Very sad news.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/public...cle3308569.ece
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Old 3rd February 2012   #32
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This is so sad.

Another huge vehicle, another fatality. Something is not working here.

RIP
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Old 3rd February 2012   #33
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Terrible news. RIP
Man, just seen the picture, it is indeed a specialist bike and fixed gear. I guess it's possible he was a member of this place :(
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Old 3rd February 2012   #35
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just looked at a pic, seems like it was a lo-pro fixed gear with wishbone seat stays - not your typical nodders whip
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Old 3rd February 2012   #36
Branwen
Rip.
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Old 3rd February 2012   #37
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Shit, I think I recognised that bike.
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Old 3rd February 2012   #38
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This sends shivers down my spine and make my heart heavy, so sad. My thoughts go out to the family and friends of the rider, I'm so sorry for your loss and may he rest in peace.
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Old 3rd February 2012   #39
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thoughts and prayers for the rider, family and friends.
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Old 3rd February 2012   #40
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Deepest sympathies to family and friends of the rider. RIP
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Old 3rd February 2012   #41
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Shit, I think I recognised that bike.
I think it looks familiar. Too familiar...
La Piovra with time-trial bars set up?

Condolences goes to the family.
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Old 3rd February 2012   #42
jim10036
Awful. Just awful. RIP fellow rider.
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Old 3rd February 2012   #43
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RIP rider.
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Old 3rd February 2012   #44
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So sad. RIP
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Old 3rd February 2012   #45
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Such awful news. Could we even know the victim?

Those 'shuttles', not only airport shuttles but also those coaches that go out to Kent, are often driven too fast.
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Old 3rd February 2012   #46
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This is awful. RIP
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Old 3rd February 2012   #47
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No words just adding my condolences.
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Old 3rd February 2012   #48
Yasi
 
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RIP. MY thoughts a re with his family.
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Old 4th February 2012   #49
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Rip.
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Old 4th February 2012   #50
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So very sad. My deepest sympathies.
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