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Two cyclists seriously injured in London yesterday morning

One fights for life after being hit by lorry in Vauxhall, other suffers leg injuries in bus incident on Aldwych

One London cyclist is reported to be fighting for his life in hospital after being dragged under a lorry in Vauxhall yesterday morning, while another was left with what were described as “life-changing” injuries to his legs following an incident on Aldwych little more than an hour later.

The first incident happened close to Vauxhall Underground Station at 7.45am, reports the London Evening Standard, which added that according to police, the cyclist’s condition, initially critical, had stabilised.

Subsequent posts on the London Fixed-gear and Single-speed (LFGSS) forum confirmed that the cyclist involved was a courier.

The second incident, in which a rider ended up beneath a bus – his crushed bike can be seen in a photo accompanying the Standard’s report – took place at around 9am, and the aftermath was witnessed by a member of the LFGSS forum, who posted an account of what she had seen.

The location, on Aldwych immediately before the junction with Drury Lane, is seen as a hazardous one for cyclists as vehicles switch lane and particularly due to the large volume of bus traffic there, as they approach from the Waterloo Bridge and Strand direction and veer in towards a series of bus stops before swinging back out to head towards Fleet Street.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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thereverent | 12 years ago

Both at dangerous gryatories that TfL don't want to change.

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