News article published on: 20th June 2013
The cyclist hit by a left-turning coach at Holborn last week has died of his injuries. 69 year old Francis Golding was hit on Thursday evening at the junction of Southampton Row and Vernon Place.
The coach and Mr Golding are believed to have both been turning left toward Euston at the time of the crash.
Mr Golding is the tenth cyclist to die on London’s roads so far this year and the third since 2007 to be killed at this junction. His tragic death comes only days after another cyclist was killed on a section of the cycle superhighway in East London.
Cyclist and joint head of the personal injury department at Osbornes, Stuart Kightley comments:
“It really was a dark week for London cyclists last week, with two very much avoidable deaths occurring in the space of 48 hours of each other. The sad thing is that accidents and fatalities involving cyclists have occurred at both of these junctions previously and yet nothing has yet been done to the landscape of the road layout to warn cyclists and other road users of the dangerous at these spots.”
As well as condolences for Mr Golding’s family and loved ones, online message boards have revealed the anger that exists, especially in the cyclist community that fatalities keep occurring at these junctions, with one individual commenting that Mr Golding’s death is the third at this junction since 2007, asking why in six years nothing has been done to improve safety at this junction.
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