A 57-year-old man dies near Aldgate the day after being hit by a Toyota Yaris

A twelfth cyclist has died on London’s roads this year, when a 57-year-old man was hit by a car in Aldgate on Saturday morning.

The man, who has not been named, collided with a Toyota Yaris on Leman Street at around 7am and was taken to hospital, but died of his injuries the following day.

A local shopkeeper told the Evening Standard: “The whole street was cordoned off and there were a lot of police around.

“There was one car that was parked in the middle of the road that I think was involved in the accident. The man had already been taken to hospital but there was a pair of shoes left in the road and a bike on the pavement.

“It is very quiet around here at 7am, there aren’t many cars around.”

The 46-year-old driver of the Toyota was arrested at the scene and was later bailed until February.

A number of initiatives are planned to make London’s roads safer for cyclists, find out more about them here.

Source: Evening Standard

  • I do most of my cycling in Ipswich but occasionally have cause to cycle in London (in fact I cycled down Aldgate the day after this accident) and am of the opinion that there is no such thing as safe city cycling as long as there are motorists who are unfortunately (and sometimes blamelessly) unaware of fellow road users. I take my chances in London just as I take them in Ipswich. In fact if anything I feel safer in central London because the cabbies seem a lot more aware of cyclists than other drivers.

  • David Chadderton

    Do people cycle the main roads of central London? Really?