A vigil is to be held in remembrance of a cyclist killed by a tipper truck in central London this week.
Claire Hitier-Abadie, who was 36, was killed by a vehicle involved in Crossrail works near Victoria Station while riding a Boris Bike on Thursday morning, making her the second cyclist to be killed while using one of the ubiquitous rental bikes.
The French-born woman moved to London last year from Paris, with her husband and two children.
A “die-in” protest on March 2 is planned near Victoria, There have been four fatal HGV collisions this year so far.
Donnachadh McCarthy from the Stop Killing Cyclists campaign told the Evening Standard: “We’re now arranging our fourth vigil since the start of the year. We want this to be a huge one because we are fed up.”
The collision in Bressenden Place was just a few metres from the spot where Katharine Giles, 35, was killed by a left-turning HGV in April 2013.
It’s the second fatal Boris Bike collision in London. In July 2013 Philippine De Gerin-Ricard, 20, who was also French, died in Whitechapel.
Reports indicate that the lorry was fitted with cameras which may allow a full investigation into the collision.
A Twitter user, @donna_de said last night: “Absolutely devastated. My colleague’s wife was killed while cycle commuting this morning, crushed by a lorry. The boss came over to tell us as we all work on an open floor. It’s awful at work. Who does her husband hug and cry with?
“[Before being told] he was laughing and joking at the office. It took two hours to be notified. Two young children robbed of a mother, a husband losing his love, all due to a left turning lorry.”
Gareth Osborn, business unit director at Segro, where Mrs Hitier-Abadie recently worked, said: “She worked for us for four months covering maternity leave. She was a very popular exemplary employee and are thoughts are with her family.”
Tony Blackburn? Isn't he dead yet? Why do third-rate celebs think their witterings are worth listening to?
Sounds to me like they're getting ripped off. People have thrown together Raspberry Pi hardware along with a camera (there's some excellent camera...
Would it be too simple to say the categories are based on sex, not on gender?
I had to go and look that up and can only agree with you. Quite a handsome Coat of Arms as well.
That G turn from 2km to 1km was something to boggle at, wasn't it. Cav was magnificent, the others especially Milan surprisingly faded. Lovely...
Think you've got hold of the wrong end of the stick there, testosterone is reduced by taking testosterone blockers, not by 'taking oestrogen'....
I concur GP4000 is the hardest I've ever had to mount on a rim, Ultegra wheelset in my case. Shifted the outer skin on my thumbs!...
Another one who deliberately misuses the term. Looking for trouble. Yeah because in London you have to stake out a road all day to find one offence.
Ticks a box, doesn't it?...
Normally I don't have a small enough violin for them but in this case I guess it's possible that their office / secretary / intern submitted this...