An excerpt from the SE1 website today:
“Cyclist killed in Tower Bridge Road lorry collision
A male cyclist was killed in a collision with a truck on Tuesday morning at the corner of Tower Bridge Road and Druid Street. Police were called at about 9.30am to reports of a collision between a lorry and a cyclist.
A male cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the truck, operated by Ron Smith Recycling of Feltham, stopped at the scene.”
This is what they say on their website:
“Ron Smith Recycling Ltd is a well established family run business with 25 years experience in recycling and waste disposal we have our own Licensed Waste Transfer Station using the latest waste separation systems. We are based at Feltham Middlesex which enables us to service most of inner London and the surrounding counties. Not only do we provide waste disposal and recycling services but we also build and manufacture waste separation systems which we have installed in various waste transfer stations throughout London. We aim to recycle 80% of waste produced and are constantly looking at ways of improving as we believe recycling is the way forward to a green cleaner environment.
We have built a good relationship with our customers we know and understand how important reliability and service is to them. We pride ourselves on providing a professional fast efficient service and understanding our customer’s requirements. We have a team of experienced advisors who are committed in helping you solve all your waste disposal needs, whilst being competitive on price. Our entire fleet of vehicles are radio controlled and tracked so we can communicate and see exactly where our vehicles are at all times, enabling us to deliver a first class service.”
Yes, a first class service? And they kill a cyclist in the process.
Their contact details are:
Ron Smith Recycling Ltd
St. Albans Farm
We are awaiting more info on the others.
I have contacted the Mayor of London for his comments. If he replies, I will report it here for everyone to see.
This is very sad news. RIP to the cyclist. Let’s hope it isn’t the cyclist ‘I know’ on Youtube, who regularly cycles along there.
I will be cycling along this road on Valentines Day and put some flowers up.