• Just up the road from me. It's on the A2, not a cycle super highway, and traffic can get a bit congested at that point when it's busy as the road narrows to get over the railway bridge.

    Hope the rider gets well soon.

  • This was around 9pm when there is no congested traffic, apparent hit and run, driver subsequently arrested for dangerous driving. Outside of central London really can be a horrible place to ride, so many aggressive drivers. Hopefully the cyclist makes a full recovery. Speaking as s a local who was run down last year in the area, any news would be welcome.

  • The man involved has sadly passed away and is being reported as a pedestrian not cyclist. http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/106855­31.Update_New_Cross_Station_crash__man_d­ies_after_being_hit_by_BMW/?ref=mr

    Police are appealing for witnesses. Thoughts are with all friends and family.

  • Indeed... :(

  • Condolences to his family and friends.
    I've updated the thread title.

  • Are we sure that these are the same reports?

    They appear very different

    New Cross - New Cross Gate
    BMW - VW polo
    Cyclist - Pedestrian?

  • Seems strange that both incidents happened in the same spot (NXG Station) on the same night (15th Sep) with both drivers being arrested at/just after the scene, victim described as 'middle-aged' in one and 'in his 40's' in the other. Logically the likeliest explanation is miscommunication somewhere either from the press or police.

  • RIP brother.

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2013-09-16 - Pedestrian Down/Fatality, New Cross Gate Station

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