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Police seek witnesses to fatal collision in Camden as they try to reconstruct events

A 27-year-old cyclist from London has been arrested following the death of a pedestrian in Camden during February on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter by recklessness and negligence.

The victim, 56-year-old Marian Anderson from Denmark, was on her way to visit Camden Town’s markets on the morning of Sunday 21 February 2009 when the fatal collision took place at the junction of Eversholt Street and Lidlington Place.

Ms Anderson subsequently was taken to University College Hospital and was subsequently transferred to the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Bloomsbury where she died on March 1 as a result of her head injuries.

Full details of the circumstances have not yet been made public, and police have bailed the cyclist, who stopped at the scene of the accident, until 20 May, during which time they will endeavour to piece together what happened.

Investigating Officer Steve Cannings, from Alperton Collision Investigation Unit, told the Camden Gazette: "We have been able to look at the layout of the junction and the traffic lights and felt it was appropriate to talk to the rider of the bike.” He added: We are now looking to complete an accident reconstruction report taking into account what has been said by those involved and any witnesses."


Although the cyclist was arrested last month, police are still keen to trace anyone who witnessed the incident or who has additional information to contact the Collision Investigation Unit at Alperton Traffic Garage on 020 8998 5319.
 

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.

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pickles [29 posts] 6 years ago
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Man bites dog.

Not intended as a comment on road.cc's journalism, but why don't we here this sort of detail each time a pedestrian is knocked down by a lorry/car/van/motorcycle? The latter account for about 600 pedestrian deaths a year?

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Milky88 [10 posts] 6 years ago
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Perhaps because it is of relevance to cycling and cyclists?

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OldRidgeback [2632 posts] 6 years ago
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If the cyclist was pregnant, he'd be let off going by other recent events.
Who knows what happened? At least we know the cyclist did stop.

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LondonCalling [149 posts] 6 years ago
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OH my God, I just hope he didn't jump that light! We'll never see the end of this one if he did!  22

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bikeylikey [208 posts] 6 years ago
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pickles wrote:

Man bites dog.

Not intended as a comment on road.cc's journalism, but why don't we here this sort of detail each time a pedestrian is knocked down by a lorry/car/van/motorcycle? The latter account for about 600 pedestrian deaths a year?

I don't get this. You've answered your own question, haven't you? I.e. it's very rare for a man to bite a dog, as it is for a cyclist to cause a death, whereas it's common as muck for cars to kill and injure people. That's why it's reported. Taking the same amount of space to report every instance of a car accident in the whole country would take up 99% of the site every day. And not be what the site is about. Or am I missing something?