Search

Cyclists unite for vigil after death of Kevin Lane

17:43 12 February 2014

The scene following the collision which killed Kevin Lane

The scene following the collision which killed Kevin Lane

Archant

The first cyclist to die in London this year was killed on a Redbridge road on Sunday, leading to calls for lower speed limits and segregated cycle networks.

Kevin Lane, 52, died following a collision with a car in High Road, Woodford Green, at the junction with Bunces Lane, at about 1.30pm.

Police have also launched an appeal for witnesses after a 53-year-old cyclist suffered serious head injuries in a collision at Charlie Brown’s Roundabout in South Woodford on Tuesday at 10.20am.

Robert Greenall, a cyclist from Finchingfield Avenue, Woodford Green, said: “There are certainly dangerous areas in Redbridge where I wouldn’t go and this is something that needs to be addressed.”

Members of Stop Killing Cyclists held a candlelit vigil at Redbridge Town Hall, High Road, Ilford, last night to mark Mr Lane’s death.

Co-founder Donnachadh McCarthy said “[The council] needs to immediately protect its pedestrians and cyclists by introducing a safe borough-wide 20mph zone and to invest with the Mayor of London in a comprehensive borough-wide segregated cycle network within five years.”

Four people were killed on Redbridge roads in 2012 – the most recent Transport for London figures available.

Mr Lane, from Rainham, was treated by the London Ambulance Service but went into cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver stopped at the scene and was not arrested.

Anyone with information can call police on 101.

The man hurt at Charlie Brown’s Roundabout is now in a stable condition.

A police spokesman said a 47-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of careless driving has been bailed to return to an east London police station in late April.

Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward by calling 020 8597 4874.

Redbridge Council has not responded to inquiries from the Recorder.

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Ilford News Stories

His and Hers has opened a new headlice clinic. Owner Natalie Prime tests out the equipment on children Alexi 11 and Ella 8, assisted by Myna Vu

What does Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker have to do with Woodford Green?

Yesterday, 10:00
C&R Appliances at  Gants Hill, has ha a new showroom fitted for people to come an view appliances
CEO Chris Wade.

A family business promising “luxury appliances at affordable prices” is celebrating its expansion as staff open a new showroom.

Yesterday, 10:00
Seder celebrations at Bet Tikvah Synagogue

A synagogue truly lived up to the spirit of its annual festival when it invited the Bishop of Barking and his wife to attend its Passover feast last week.

Saturday, April 30, 2016
Mandy Bansal

It is one of the most extreme challenges in the world, covering 159 miles in the sweltering heat of the Sahara desert over six days.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Yummy traditional afternoon teas for two

MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Traditional Afternoon Teas for two at a location of your choice! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Ilford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe