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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Sixth London cyclist killed in less than two weeks as man dies in lorry incident [The Guardian]


Another cyclist, the sixth to die on the capital's roads in less than a fortnight, has been killed in a collision with a lorry in Londonpolice said. All but one of the riders were in incidents involving a truck, bus or coach.
Emergency services were called to Camberwell Road in south-east London about midday on Monday, the Metropolitan police said. The victim, a man believed to be in his early 60s, was pronounced dead at the scene. The lorry stopped and the driver was not arrested.
The death comes came hours after police were accused of blaming cyclists for the spate of accidents after an operation on Monday morning during which officers pulled over riders at busy junctions operation on Monday morning during which officers pulled over riders at busy junctions and advised them to wear helmets or high-visibility clothing, if they were not. Neither is compulsory, and cycling groups argue that the efficacy of either in preventing accidents and injuries is debatable.

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