Female cyclist dies in collision on Bow roundabout (13/11/13)
A female cyclist was killed this morning at Bow roundabout, the third to die at this location in 2 years. She is the fourth cyclist to die in London in 8 days, the 12th this year.
The woman, who has not been named, was involved in a collision with a lorry at about 08:45 on the roundabout’s south-east exit, the London Evening Standard reported.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The collision occurred only yards from the spot where Svitlana Tereschenko, 34, was killed two years ago when she was dragged under the wheels of a tipper truck. It was diagonally opposite the location where another cyclist, Brian Dorling, died three weeks earlier in 2011.
Transport for London’s head of surface transport Leon Daniels today visited the scene. The roundabout was closed to traffic as police road death investigators began to gather evidence.
Last week Mayor Boris Johnson was only yards away when he opened an extension of his CS2 cycle superhighway between Bow roundabout and Stratford. Today’s crash is understood not to have been on a section of the superhighway.
- UPDATE (14/11/13)
The cyclist has been named as 24 year-old Venera Minakhmetova, a Russian national living in the Bethnal Green area.
Venera was a tech entrepreneur who had graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations before completing an MSc in finance at Cass Business School in 2011.