The Personal Injury team is horrified to read of another cycling death in London this week and our sincere condolences go to the family of Peter Fisher.
Dr Fisher was hit and killed by a lorry while cycling in High Holborn and, according to the Evening Standard, this is the eighth cyclist killed in London already this year, five of which have involved lorries.
The news coincides with two cases we are currently running where people in their prime have both lost a leg following collision with HGVs, one in Old Street, the other in Marble Arch. Both will need long-term rehabilitation to deal with their terrible injuries and their lives will never be the same.
We are currently seeing an increase in the number of cases involving collision between HGVs and cyclists. While we fully support the Mayor of London in his campaign for safer cycling, we have to question how many more people will have to die or be catastrophically injured for things to change?
As long as HGVs and cyclists are forced to share the same road space, the situation seems unlikely to improve.