Twitter reporting a possible cycle fatality this morning. Cyclist hit by a lorry at Ludgate Circus. Second such incident in six months. FFS: http://www.london24.com/news/cyclist_hit_by_lorry_on_ludgate_circus_a201_near_farringdon_street_1_3810641
Just heard from a girl in the office who was close by, female rider, lorry and fatality. RIP.
Hoping this is not the case. Fingers crossed.
Not formally verified
Judging by the bike poking out from the back of the truck, I wouldn't hold out much hope.
Truck was turning left onto ludgate hill
Fleet St, Ludgate hill, new bridge s t and farringdon road closed off and a multitude of emergency vehicles. Sent a shiver down my spine as it's my normal route in
Thoughts go out to the family
Such a shame. Totally preventable.
Just outside my office. Spoke to a cop and he said it wasn't fatal but injuries are very serious.
It's a messed up junction. 2 incidents in 6 months. Something needs to be done.
Currently not reported as a fatality
It's a really aggressive junction, there's no space for anything and there's no escape route either. This isn't the place to debate that though... I really hope that the woman involved is able to heal up relatively quickly.
Hope she is okay. One question though - on the Google Streetview, there is a red sign that I believe says no goods vehicles over 7.5T. Wouldn't that type of refuse container truck - which is what it looks like, rather than a household skip lorry - come under that?
Just been past this (diverted around). Horrible scenes.
Thoughts go out to the cyclist and their family. Fingers crossed for some positive news soon.
Just rode past this as they were moving the vehicle. Had that sinking feeling. Sending much love to the rider and all those who care for her. I hope you heal well.
Doesn't sound good. Hope it's being reported worse than the facts. Finger's crossed for a positive outcome.
This is an instance that I'm hoping I'm wrong. Fingers crossed
Oh, not again. I cycled past the aftermath of the last fatality here. So grim.
Now reported as a fatality by Kaya Burgess on Twitter. RIP unknown 26 year old female cyclist: https://twitter.com/kayaburgess
And by Tom Edwards BBC - https://twitter.com/BBCTomEdwards/status/524170875571302400
That's terrible news.
Awful. RIP rider.
Very sad news. RIP rider.
Something must be done about this junction now.
RIP rider :(
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