I passed through this spot on Friday evening. It's shocking to think that a cyclist who I may have passed on numerous occasions was killed suddenly and in such a casual manner.
I recognised this spot as a dangerous point on my journey – lorries often do not indicate, put themselves in the wrong, and take the junction far too fast. As a result I place myself in the centre of the lane, ensuring that the vehicle behind me stays behind me, signalling clearly, staying very aware of the positions of the vehicles around me. And still there's often some bugger who tries to overtake me when it's not safe. Or there's a motorist who gets arsey about my need to take the lane, maintain space, and be safe.
Police were called on Friday evening May 15 to the junction of
The lorry did not stop at the scene. It is described as having blue material (e.g. canvas, or plastic sheeting) on its side. Anyone who witnessed the collision or has information that may assist police should call the Collision Investigation Unit at Catford Traffic Garage on 020 8285 1574.
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