From the Evening Standard today regarding the Victoria Park cyclist killed recently:
“The cyclist was said to be on her way to work at a charity in Hackney.
Arun Patel, 58, who owns a nearby shop, said the cyclist and the truck were waiting at the zebra crossing at the roundabout because of the traffic.
“She was on the left hand side,” he said. “The truck turned left and hit her and she got crushed by the railings.”
Karolina Paczkowska, 27, who works in a nearby café, said: “I think she was wearing a helmet, but it would not have done much in this case. Everyone rides to work — it could have been any one of us.”
The article went on about her ‘wearing a helmet’ which is typical in the British media but again failed to mention why the truck driver was unable to see her – were there no cyclist mirrors and sensors fitted by the Company.
There is no blind spot if the lorry had the correct mirrors but we appear not to have any information on this let alone the company involved.