Evening Standard Report Cyclist Death 1 day later


From the Standard (eventually!)

“A medical student was crushed to death in a collision with a tipper truck near London Bridge.

Witnesses said the victim, who was in his early twenties, was a fourth-year medical student at King’s College and was on his way to Guy’s Hospital when the accident happened shortly before 10am yesterday.

His death came on the day that Boris Johnson unveiled his Cycle Safety Action Plan, in which the Mayor pledged to reduce the number of serious cycling accidents, particularly those involving heavy goods vehicles.

Witnesses said the cyclist, who was not wearing a helmet, was killed instantly when he was hit by the lorry.

Paul Nicholas, landlord of the nearby Rose pub, said: “It was such a horrible thing The lorry continued down the street but then stopped. It’s possible the driver never even saw the cyclist.”

The article failed to state that a man had been arrested, but was quite keen to mention that the cyclist was not wearing a helmet as if that will help if crushed by a truck.

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