Blog posted: 16th April 2013 by Deborah Stevenson
London Scientist in Fatal Bike Accident
The second fatal cycling accident in London within a year happened earlier this month when a well respected climate change scientist was killed in a road accident whilst cycling to work...
We have highlighted the danger of cycling in the capital in an earlier blog when we reported on the trial of a lorry driver in Court for dangerous driving and the terrible injuries suffered by reporter employed by "The Times" he drove into back in 2011 in East London.
On this occasion 35 year old Dr Katherine Giles, who worked at University College London, was hit by a tipper truck near Victoria Station on the morning of 10th April and unfortunately died of her injuries at the scene.
Bike accidents are all too common in London and elsewhere in the UK. London Mayor Boris Johnson has campaigned for all lorries entering the capital to be fitted with simple extra safety devices such as extra mirrors and "skirts" around their undercarriage to help cut down the number of such incidents.
On this occasion the lorry driver has not been arrested but this tragic bicycle accident only highlights the dangers to cyclists on our roads.
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