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Woman cyclist killed by lorry in London on day mayor announces lorry safety plan (04/09/13)

A woman cyclist died on Wednesday September 4th after a collision with a lorry as moves were announced to require all HGVs to be fitted with safety devices to cut the death toll on London’s roads.

The woman, in her 30’s, was hit by a white Mercedes lorry on Thurlow Park Road near the junction of Gallery Road in West Dulwich.

The incident occurred just before 09:30.

HGVs have been involved in 53% of London cyclist deaths in the last four years, while accounting for only four per cent of traffic.

Of the 14 fatalities in 2012, 5 involved HGVs that would not meet the new standard planned by London Mayor Boris Johnson.

5 of the 7 cyclists killed on London’s roads in 2013 involved incidents with lorries.


The cyclist has been named as Chiara Giacomini, 30, originally from Kingsbridge, Devon.

  • UPDATE (27/01/14)

The lorry driver has been bailed until early March.

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