Architect Francis Golding, injured at Holborn last week, dies of injuries
Tenth cyclist to die in London this year
The cyclist hit by a left-turning coach at Holborn last week has died of his injuries. Francis Golding, 69, was hit on Thursday evening at the junction of Southampton Row and Vernon Place.
Mr Golding was taken to St Mary's Hospital for treatment, but was pronounced dead at the hospital on the evening of Friday 8 November.
He 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.
The coach and Mr Golding are believed to have both been turning left toward Euston at the time of the crash.
Sainsbury’s security officer Omar Sillah said: “I heard a bang and I rushed out to see what was happening. I saw the man on the floor bleeding. His body wasn’t moving.”
Metropolitan police said that the coach stopped at the scene, but the driver was not arrested.
Francis Golding was an architecture expert and planning consultant who was head of the Royal Fine Art Commission 1995-1999.
Most recently Mr Golding worked as a townscape consultant, advising architects and developers on how new buildings should fit in with their surroundings.
Police have appealed for witnesses. The collision is being investigated by officers from the Road Death Investigation Unit at Northolt.
Anyone who can assist is asked to contact the appeal line 020 8842 1817.