3 August 2012
Commenting on the news that a cyclist was hit and killed by an Olympic bus in Hackney last night,
Darren Johnson, Assembly Member said:
“Every death of a cyclist on our roads makes me feel sick. It could be you, or me or anyone else who cycles in London. As the details emerge of this man’s death, it seems clear that he was killed by a vehicle turning left, as is so often the case with fatalities.
“Calling for cyclists to wear a helmet completely misses the point – a helmet is not an issue when a person is killed by massive body injuries. We need to focus on the solutions to the problem of left turning lorries and other big vehicles in London. I have expressed concerns about the Olympic diversionary routes and junctions before this.”