Protestors are set to stage a “die-in” after a City trader died following acollision while cycling in Islington.
Protestors to stage 'die-in' after male cyclist died in hospital following a collision in Islington
Jerome Roussel, 51, died in hospital on June 25, seven weeks after a cycling accident on his morning commute on Pentonville Road , on May 2.
Organised by London group Stop Killing Cyclists , the protestors plan to hold a vigil for the manduring an inquest into his death, in addition to campaigning for better road safety - writes standard.co.uk.
They are expected to gather on Upper Street, outside Islington Town Hall, on Wednesday, November 8.
Mr Roussel is believed to have suffered head and neck injuries in a collision with a lorry. The Met said it was investigating the incident and there had been no arrests.
The inquest is due to be held on November 8.
Campaigners are protesting protected cycling infrastructure in Islington. They are also seeking the Transport Minister Jesse Norman to allow TfL to fine HGVs and traffic that drive into mandatory cycle lanes.
Stop Killing Cyclists co-founder Donnachadh McCarthy said: “Islington desperately needs a protected cycling network to allow its children, adults and pensioners to be able to cycle in the borough, without fear of death."
He welcomed Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s proposals to remove the most dangerous lorries from the capital’s roads by 2020, but urged the Mayor to require all HGVs to have CCTV.
“No lethal trucks should be blindly driven on London’s streets. This carnage needs to end,” he said.
The vigil and ‘die-in’ protest is scheduled to begin at 5.30pm.
Islington Council has been approached for comment.
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