An excerpt from Road cc in February this year:
“Southwark Council is only now considering removing railings that contributed to an accident causing a cyclist’s death almost two years after the event, following a sustained campaign by local London Cycling Campaign group, Southwark Cyclists.
The victim, 33-year-old mother Nga Diep from Brockley, had been cycling to work at Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospital Trust when a skip lorry forced her into the railings, at the junction of Rotherhithe New Road and Ilderton Road. She was then run over by the lorry’s rear wheels.
A coroner’s inquest in October 2008 returned a verdict of accidental death.
Following the fatality, Southwark Cyclists launched a campaign calling on Southwark Council, run jointly by the Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties, to remove the railings.”
I find it curious that is ‘accidental death’ when the railings contributed towards it – why not contributory negligence? I don’t understand the law, I just know it doesn’t make any sense.
@GreenJennyJones – Re Victoria Park death cyclist squashed into railings? Will they get removed like Southwark are going to? #london