Gray's Inn Road cyclist crash: Lorry driver arrested (19/04/13)
The cyclist was on a ‘Boris bike’ when the incident happened just after 13:00 BST at the junction of Gray’s Inn Road and Theobald’s Road near Chancery Lane. The male cyclist, in his early 20s, suffered head injuries in the crash.
The lorry driver has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
He had stopped at the scene of the incident.
Ambulance staff treated the cyclist for multiple injuries, to the head, face, chest, pelvis.
The patient was taken as a priority to Royal London Hospital in an ambulance escorted by the doctor from Air Ambulance.
There have been no fatal accidents on the cycle hire scheme since it was introduced in July 2010, according to Transport for London.
A TfL spokesperson said “Serious incidents involving Barclays Cycle Hire bikes are thankfully extremely rare and we will assist the Metropolitan Police and the local highway authority with their investigation into this incident.”
The cyclist has been named as Dag Lindberg.
The driver has since been charged with careless driving and driving a vehicle in a dangerous condition.
- UPDATE (31/01/14)
The driver, Anthony Farmer, was found guilty of careless driving and fined £420 at Highbury Magistrate’s Court on Thursday January 23rd. He was also given 9 penalty points and banned from driving for six months.
Farmer was fined £200 for driving a vehicle in a dangerous condition.
The cyclist suffered serious head trauma and pelvic and chest injuries.