Don't know about anyone else but Clarkes Coaches are generally driven by idiots so them being involved was not a surprise :(
passed through the aftermath of this on my commute. hope they're ok.
Saw this on my way in too - anyone have anymore info? are they ok!?
Sorry if this is out of place and i dont know what happened but a company that blocks you on twitter when you report their drivers playing with phones at the wheel of a coach may not take their responsibilities very seriously.
My colleague on a motorbike witnessed the immediate aftermath of this (heard the collision just before passing the road crossing the junction) and said that it appeared to be a left turning coach that hit her at the junction of white church lane and the A11.
Thoughts with the rider and her family - I hope she pulls through.
Best wishes to the rider.
'Cardiac arrest' sounds grim.
God this is terrible. Fingers crossed for her.
Best wishes fellow rider
Another mention of this in an article summarising today's crashes involving cyclists. WARNING: The article includes a picture of the crushed bike underneath the coach, so don't click if you don't want to see this.
On the HackneyCyclists twitter feed, it is saying the poor girl has died. I really hope that isn't true but if so, that would be 2 people on bikes and 1 pedestrian yesterday along - 1 hit and run (car), 1 HGV, and 1 coach :(
Let's not speculate either way until there is proper confirmation.
Now confirmed as a fatality. RIP young woman cyclist: http://news.met.police.uk/news/fatal-collision-in-whitechapel-218696
And in Standard: http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/cyclist-crushed-by-coach-in-whitechapel-dies-in-hospital-a3460426.html
All so very sad. RIP cyclists and pedestrian.
RIP. Thoughts are with your loved ones.
Very sad news.
Terrible news. RIP rider.
such awful news. RIP
This is worth a read. It's from the MD of Clarkes Coaches last May: https://web.archive.org/web/20170207151544/http://www.route-one.net/articles/Coach%20parking/Fighting_for_London
"We have CCTV on all of our vehicles – it’s a necessity"
What a tragic waste of a young life. My condolences to the family and friends.
The attitudes expressed in that article are precisely what the Safe Urban Driving CPC are meant to address and change.
Tragic news. My condolences to family and friends.
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