• I might add that the railway bridge lanes are all over the place and an event like this was sadly predictable.
    Ealing council I hope your listening. Massive development is happening especially at the station due to cross rail sort this shit out. It's not hard.

  • :-( may he rest in peace

  • Tragic

    Have experienced a lot of atrocious driving round there.

  • It's only going to get worse. The amount of development is huge around there. Traffic congestion and driving aptitude boggles the mind.

  • Why are lorries being driven there at peak hour?

    RIP fella.

  • The whole area is cycling waste land. I often see polish or Asian builders cycling around with a bag of tools, weaving between trucks. Disaster waiting to happen. Lets hope it's a wake up call for ealing council, RIP.

  • Grim news. RIP

  • Sorry to see black logo. RIP gentleman rider.

  • There is a vigil starting from Ealing Town Hall tomorrow from 7pm.
    From March for a Safe Uxbridge Road:

    Following the tragic death of another cyclist on Ealing's roads, we are holding a vigil on FRIDAY NIGHT 10 NOVEMBER 2017.

    Meet at Ealing Town Hall for a 7pm departure (so arrive from 6.50pm) and we'll cycle together to the junction of South Road and St Joseph's Drive in Southall.

    For those who won't be cycling but want to join the vigil this is near Southall railway station.

    The vigil will start at 7.30pm.


  • Very sad, and reminiscent of Lisa Pontecorvo's death on Holloway Road. She was killed pushing a bike across the street, although how the two crashes happened will undoubtedly be different.

  • Awful.

  • RIP Rider. So sad.

  • We had a good turn out last night from ealing cycle campaign and an lcc representative too. Turns out that the gentleman lived a stone's throw from the tragic site, and the family was very appreciative of the event. Kind words were spoken in honour of a man who will be sadly missed. It's awful that the family will have walk past the site daily. RiP

  • There was a follow-up piece in the Standard last night about the victim. He was called Darshan Singh Heer, aged 86. For some reason, the article doesn't seem to be on the Standard web-site and I can't scan it at the moment. If someone else can, please post it.

  • The article clarifies that he was riding the bike, not pushing it as stated previously.

  • Thanks, Charlie, couldn't find it.

  • Yes, there is often false information in the early, confused stages of reporting.

  • Agree. Just thought it was appropriate to clarify for the thread.

  • Ride in peace Mr Heer.

    Quite close to home this one, he taught at the school close to where I live and I know Southall very well.

    Thoughts to his children and grandchildren

  • I went to the vigil and it was very touching to meet the family they were clearly heart broken.
    I know Southall well too. South road and the Broadway have had footpaths widened and roads made narrow all without any cycling provisions. Its sadly was a disaster waiting to happen.
    The whole area is having a massive amount of flats built which is fine but ealing council are selling more valuable accommodation to east only to 'dump' those council tenants in southall. As the population rises the amount of cars and hgv keeps increasing. I wish ealing put a bit of effort and thought into building a proper vision for the future. I would guess that many councilors for the borough hardly set foot into the area.

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2017-11-09 - Rider Down/Fatality, South Road, Southall

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