Cycling Fatalities

MQT on 2012-03-14
Session date: 
March 14, 2012
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Out of the 16 cyclist fatalities on the streets of London recently, how many of them were attempts of passing HGVs on the inside?


Answer for Cycling Fatalities

Answer for Cycling Fatalities

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I can confirm that of the 16 cyclist fatalities in London in 2011, nine involved a heavy goods vehicle (HGV), skip or refuse vehicle.

Neither I, TfL nor London's policing agencies are in a position to comment on the more detailed circumstances of these tragic and regrettable deaths.

The level of detail you are requesting in terms of the intent of the cyclist to attempt to pass HGVs on the inside will only be available within the relevant Coroner's or police report, produced after a detailed and thorough investigation into the circumstances of each fatality.