Donation made to the GoFundMe linked to in the Evening Standard article, a small way of supporting Mark and his family.
The photo in the Standard indicates it’s around where the a40 converges from traffic from the Hanger Lane junction and the underpass for through a40 traffic.
This has freaked me out a bit because we ride down there with the kids on our way to and back from town.
Recently - December probably - we were cycling back that way and passed a car that had left the road, travelled across the path , across the verge then embedded itself in to a tree at enough speed to cleave its front section in two.
Clearly this section of road attracts horrible driving and horrible incidents.
It’s also close to that section where that prick hit a barrier so hard his car ended up on the underground line, killing his passenger.
After reading about this ^^ we won’t be walking or cycling down here any more .
The lanes only start to get divided further east:
The picture indicates that it happened on the westbound side.
Recently we were cycling back that way and passed a car that left the road, travelled across the path , across the verge then embedded itself in to a tree at enough speed to cleave its front section in two
Terrible, and both crashes probably caused by excessive speed. There is a 40 limit there, but it's unlikely that this is generally observed. I'm sure there'll be data on it somewhere.
Terrible bad luck:
It's hard to say where exactly this may have been, as there are several sections fitted with crash barriers (old-style and not very effective) close to the Alperton Lane junction, north and south of the A40. Here's one such section:
(What is described in the articles as a 'cycle lane' is actually a shared-use path, i.e. for cyclists and pedestrians.)
Although medical opinions as conveyed in the article sound pessimistic, here's to Mark recovering as well as possible.