• On my commute this morning Battersea bridge is closed, truck turning left has gone over a cyclist on the north bank

  • Oh noes!! :-(

  • Officers are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was seriously injured in a collision in south-west London.

    Police were called at 08:14hrs on Thursday, 13 January to reports of a
    collision involving a lorry and a cyclist at the junctions of
    Battersea Bridge Road and Cheyne Walk.

    Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service and London's Air
    Ambulance. The cyclist, a woman aged in her 30s, was taken to hospital
    with life-changing injuries. Her next of kin have been told.

    The driver of the lorry stopped at the scene.

    Enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing and detectives from the
    Met's Serious Collision Investigation Unit would like to hear from any
    witnesses or drivers who were in the area at the time.

    Anyone with information is asked to call the Witness Appeal Line on
    020 8543 5157. Alternatively, call 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD
    1391/13Jan.

  • Horrific. I must have been there at about 8:12 too

  • I saw all the flashing lights from Albert bridge and guessed it could only be a cyclist or pedestrian.

    Heal up soon.

  • I walked my bike over battersea bridge at 10ish... the crash bike was completely flattened beyond recognition. They are lucky to be alive, wish them all the best for recovery

  • Two write-ups. The first is basically just the police release, while the second likewise has very little about the actual crash and a lot of background info:

    https://londonnewsonline.co.uk/cyclist-s­eriously-hurt-after-collision-with-lorry­-in-chelsea/

    https://www.londonworld.com/news/traffic­-and-travel/female-cyclist-in-hospital-a­fter-lorry-crash-on-battersea-bridge-one­-year-after-jogger-killed-in-same-spot-3­526086

    I have noticed that coverage of crashes like this is now much worse and more scarce since the Standard reduced its workforce during the pandemic.

  • Some information in this article about residents calling for changes at the junction, but no full article specifically about this crash that I can see. The following has been contained in previous reports, but does state that the crash was between the rider and a lorry driver turning left onto the bridge. As before, tragically, this resulted in 'life-changing' injuries to the rider.

    Five residents’ groups have highlighted concerns after a woman cyclist in her 30s suffered “life-changing injuries” in a HGV crash last month - on the first anniversary of the death of Jack Ryan, 29, who was hit by a southbound car as he tried to jog across the bridge.

    [...]

    The cyclist, who has not been named, was riding west on Chelsea Embankment and is believed to have been hit by the HGV as it turned left onto the bridge.

    Some info about the junction itself:

    A total of 72 people, including 31 cyclists, were injured in 63 collisions attended by emergency services in the five years to December 2020, according to independent research commissioned by the residents’ groups.

    It said Mr Ryan’s death was “not an isolated incident... but one of frequent collisions witnessed by local residents”.

    It added: “Local residents are therefore deeply concerned that fatalities and serious injuries will continue to occur at the Junction in the absence of adequate interventions.

    “The junction performs extremely poorly with on average of over 12 injury collisions recorded each year of which on average two are killed or seriously injured (KSI) collisions.”

    There had been one fatality prior to Mr Ryan’s death - a motorcyclist killed in collision with a car in October 2017.

    [...]

    In a letter to TfL, the Chelsea Society, Cheyne Walk Trust, Christchurch Area Residents Association, Lots Village Chelsea and Royal Avenue Residents Association said the collision rate was twice as high as nearby junctions.

    They also published a video showing the amount of traffic in the area – 58,000 vehicles pass through the junction each day – and the difficulty this presents for residents in trying to cross the road.

    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/b­attersea-bridge-pedestrian-cyclist-safet­y-tfl-sadiq-khan-b981581.html

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2022-01-13 - Battersea Bridge closed, truck and cyclist collision

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