Cyclist in critical condition after being struck by bus in Battersea

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Air ambulance landing in Battersea Rise

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A cyclist is in a critical condition after being struck by a bus.

The man, believed to be in his 20's, was hit by the vehicle in St John's Hill, Battersea, just before 4pm this afternoon.

He was taken to the major trauma centre in St George's Hospital, Tooting, suffering from head, chest, neck and back injuries.

A spokeswoman for the London Ambulance Service: "We sent a single responder in a car, one ambulance crew, London Air Ambulance and a duty officer.

"He was taken to a priority to the major trauma centre at St George's Hospital.

"He went in a ground ambulance, escorted by the air ambulance doctor."
Witnesses expressed their shock on social networking websites.

Lee Donaghy wrote: "What's going on in Clapham Junction? Police everywhere, even helicopters circling."

Rob Brown said: "Loads of sirens and air ambulance trying to land near Clapham Junction."

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6:03pm Tue 25 Feb 14

puzzled says...

I thought this happened in St John's Road not St John's Hill
I thought this happened in St John's Road not St John's Hill puzzled
  • Score: 1

7:09pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Hove Ex-Pat says...

puzzled wrote:
I thought this happened in St John's Road not St John's Hill
It did. It is St John's Road. Tragic incident. Surely it is time that this road was made a one-way street. There are too many vehicles using too narrow a road.
[quote][p][bold]puzzled[/bold] wrote: I thought this happened in St John's Road not St John's Hill[/p][/quote]It did. It is St John's Road. Tragic incident. Surely it is time that this road was made a one-way street. There are too many vehicles using too narrow a road. Hove Ex-Pat
  • Score: 10

12:45am Wed 26 Feb 14

SRoute says...

On average London's buses are involved in two collisions that kill or seriously injure a pedestrian or cyclists every day (Evening Standard). And this is just another one for TfL to make up excuses for not addressing, in the Year Of The Bus as well. Yeah, never mind the Londoners buses under contract to you keep killing and injuring, eh?
On average London's buses are involved in two collisions that kill or seriously injure a pedestrian or cyclists every day (Evening Standard). And this is just another one for TfL to make up excuses for not addressing, in the Year Of The Bus as well. Yeah, never mind the Londoners buses under contract to you keep killing and injuring, eh? SRoute
  • Score: 4

7:29am Wed 26 Feb 14

sunshine69 says...

Now the new pavement is in people have started edging into the road and not looking around themselves to whats going on. The new buses are electric and u can't hear the under 12mph and if your wearing headphones you got no chance. it is very narrow and as a bus driver down this stretch of road there is a lot to look out for ie pedestrians walking out from behind buses and parked up delivery vans and cyclists. I do feel for the cyclist and driver of the bus,but this is a stretch of road that everyone should take care on and be responsible for their own actions. And not to blame the bus driver before the facts are revealed.
Now the new pavement is in people have started edging into the road and not looking around themselves to whats going on. The new buses are electric and u can't hear the under 12mph and if your wearing headphones you got no chance. it is very narrow and as a bus driver down this stretch of road there is a lot to look out for ie pedestrians walking out from behind buses and parked up delivery vans and cyclists. I do feel for the cyclist and driver of the bus,but this is a stretch of road that everyone should take care on and be responsible for their own actions. And not to blame the bus driver before the facts are revealed. sunshine69
  • Score: 4

10:07am Wed 26 Feb 14

Simon S"W2 says...

sunshine69 wrote:
Now the new pavement is in people have started edging into the road and not looking around themselves to whats going on. The new buses are electric and u can't hear the under 12mph and if your wearing headphones you got no chance. it is very narrow and as a bus driver down this stretch of road there is a lot to look out for ie pedestrians walking out from behind buses and parked up delivery vans and cyclists. I do feel for the cyclist and driver of the bus,but this is a stretch of road that everyone should take care on and be responsible for their own actions. And not to blame the bus driver before the facts are revealed.
Has nothing to do with headphones - why even suggest that? Problem is no safe space for cycling here or on the surrounding streets (which are even worse).
[quote][p][bold]sunshine69[/bold] wrote: Now the new pavement is in people have started edging into the road and not looking around themselves to whats going on. The new buses are electric and u can't hear the under 12mph and if your wearing headphones you got no chance. it is very narrow and as a bus driver down this stretch of road there is a lot to look out for ie pedestrians walking out from behind buses and parked up delivery vans and cyclists. I do feel for the cyclist and driver of the bus,but this is a stretch of road that everyone should take care on and be responsible for their own actions. And not to blame the bus driver before the facts are revealed.[/p][/quote]Has nothing to do with headphones - why even suggest that? Problem is no safe space for cycling here or on the surrounding streets (which are even worse). Simon S"W2
  • Score: 3

6:38pm Wed 26 Feb 14

buggsie says...

With all these huge vehicles in Clapham Junction the roads aren't safe for cyclists. Having said this - I feel a lot of cyclists do not read the traffic. Number of times I see car turning right - car stopping to let them through (now stopped car should be the hint) and cyclist speeding on the kerb side (see this frequently)
With all these huge vehicles in Clapham Junction the roads aren't safe for cyclists. Having said this - I feel a lot of cyclists do not read the traffic. Number of times I see car turning right - car stopping to let them through (now stopped car should be the hint) and cyclist speeding on the kerb side (see this frequently) buggsie
  • Score: 3

6:43pm Wed 26 Feb 14

buggsie says...

Roads in London aren't safe for cyclists. Pot Holes - Continental sized lorries - mini cabs with blacked out windows (can't see through them or if driver has seen cyclist) - pedestrians all over the roads, not using official crossings. Wandsworth roundabout has been made cycle friendly with their own cycle routes - but do they use them - not on your nelly - they think it is macho to cycle in and out of all the traffic.
Roads in London aren't safe for cyclists. Pot Holes - Continental sized lorries - mini cabs with blacked out windows (can't see through them or if driver has seen cyclist) - pedestrians all over the roads, not using official crossings. Wandsworth roundabout has been made cycle friendly with their own cycle routes - but do they use them - not on your nelly - they think it is macho to cycle in and out of all the traffic. buggsie
  • Score: 3

8:43pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Merton pork says...

SRoute wrote:
On average London's buses are involved in two collisions that kill or seriously injure a pedestrian or cyclists every day (Evening Standard). And this is just another one for TfL to make up excuses for not addressing, in the Year Of The Bus as well. Yeah, never mind the Londoners buses under contract to you keep killing and injuring, eh?
700 people / year? I had no idea. London has 7000 busses, so each one is killing or seriously injuring someone every 10 years.

So what is your suggestion? Ban busses?
[quote][p][bold]SRoute[/bold] wrote: On average London's buses are involved in two collisions that kill or seriously injure a pedestrian or cyclists every day (Evening Standard). And this is just another one for TfL to make up excuses for not addressing, in the Year Of The Bus as well. Yeah, never mind the Londoners buses under contract to you keep killing and injuring, eh?[/p][/quote]700 people / year? I had no idea. London has 7000 busses, so each one is killing or seriously injuring someone every 10 years. So what is your suggestion? Ban busses? Merton pork
  • Score: 3

2:45pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Alazarin says...

It was my son who was knocked down on St John's Road in Clapham Junction. Thanks to the fast response from the ambulance service, first responders on the scene and the dedicated staff at St George's hospital he is alive and recovering. At present he has no recollection of how he woke up to find himself in hospital so I've printed up this article to take to him when I visit him this afternoon.
It was my son who was knocked down on St John's Road in Clapham Junction. Thanks to the fast response from the ambulance service, first responders on the scene and the dedicated staff at St George's hospital he is alive and recovering. At present he has no recollection of how he woke up to find himself in hospital so I've printed up this article to take to him when I visit him this afternoon. Alazarin
  • Score: 9

11:47am Fri 28 Feb 14

Mind the gap says...

buggsie wrote:
Roads in London aren't safe for cyclists. Pot Holes - Continental sized lorries - mini cabs with blacked out windows (can't see through them or if driver has seen cyclist) - pedestrians all over the roads, not using official crossings. Wandsworth roundabout has been made cycle friendly with their own cycle routes - but do they use them - not on your nelly - they think it is macho to cycle in and out of all the traffic.
Oh please "they think it is macho" do me a favour. Cyclists have every right to use the wandsworth roundabout.
[quote][p][bold]buggsie[/bold] wrote: Roads in London aren't safe for cyclists. Pot Holes - Continental sized lorries - mini cabs with blacked out windows (can't see through them or if driver has seen cyclist) - pedestrians all over the roads, not using official crossings. Wandsworth roundabout has been made cycle friendly with their own cycle routes - but do they use them - not on your nelly - they think it is macho to cycle in and out of all the traffic.[/p][/quote]Oh please "they think it is macho" do me a favour. Cyclists have every right to use the wandsworth roundabout. Mind the gap
  • Score: 2

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