Cyclist Who Lost Leg Pleads for Further Safety Improvements

A London cyclist who lost her leg when she was dragged under a van at Marble Arch, has spoken out about her ordeal this week and asked for improved cycling safety in the capital.

The 30-year-old says she feels lucky to be alive after the life-changing cycling accident which left her crushed under a vehicle.

A London cyclist who lost her leg when she was dragged under a van at Marble Arch, has spoken out about her ordeal this week and asked for improved cycling safety in the capital.

The 30-year-old says she feels lucky to be alive after the life-changing cycling accident which left her crushed under a vehicle.

The accident happened just one year after £1m worth of cycling safety improvements were made to the area.

The woman, who is a marketing executive told the West End Extra that major junctions in London needed urgent review by Transport for London:

“They need to take their responsibilities of making London safe for cycling seriously and have a look at every junction where there have been accidents. This is something they need to be taking more seriously.”

Transport for London have responded by saying that they have carried out extensive reviews of thousands of junctions in London and Mayor of London, Boris Johnson confirmed that he has acknowledged there are problems around Marble Arch.

“There have been a lot of people who have been a lot less fortunate than me, who have lost their lives or both legs.

“Some people say there should be specialist training for cyclists, but the trouble is that even if you are a very experienced cyclist wearing your helmet and being completely good on the road, it is still too dangerous,” added the cycling accident victim.

Transport for London replied to the cyclists’s letters of complains with the following statement:

“Both the mayor and TfL take cycle safety extremely seriously and we are acutely aware of the concerns cyclists have about this location. This is why the Marble Arch gyratory is being included as part of our wider junction review programme.”

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