Cyclist dies after collision with truck in London

52-year-old man dies in a collision with a truck in Vauxhall, London, on Monday morning - Sixth cyclist fatality in the capital in 2014

A cyclist has died in a collision with a tipper truck in Vauxhall, London, on Monday morning. It’s the sixth time that a cyclist has been killed on London’s roads in 2014.

The 52-year-old man died at the scene as a result of injuries sustained after colliding with the lorry on Parry Street, Vauxhall, at 7am.

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The junction is one of those earmarked by Transport for London (TfL) to be revamped as part of a £300 million scheme to improve junctions for cyclists’ safety.

London Cycling Campaign has renewed calls for urgent action to improve London’s accident blackspots.

“The Mayor went on record in February 2014 saying he will redesign the notorious Vauxhall one-way system, along with 32 other dangerous 1960s junctions in central London, but there are currently no plans on the table, nor timetables for consultation or redevelopment,” said LCC Chief Executive Ashok Sinha.

“We’re calling on the Mayor to fast-track the redesign of Vauxhall one-way system, and to make the junction an exemplar of Continental best practice – showing how a well-designed junction can provide safe and direct passage for pedestrians, cyclists and motor traffic.”

Last month a cyclist died on another junction that has been targeted by TfL for improvements – Elephant & Castle. That incident also involved a heavy goods vehicle.

Despite lorries only accounting for five per cent of the London’s traffic, they are involved in half of the incidents resulting in death or serious injury to cyclists.