Cyclist Dies After Truck Collision

There has been more sad and sobering news concerning a London cyclist this week. On Monday morning a cyclist was involved in a collision with a refuse truck on the A316 at the junction of Kew Foot Road and St John’s Grove, near Richmond Athletic Ground. The cyclist was taken by air ambulance to hospital with serious head injuries but died the following day. He has now been named as Henry Lang, aged 40, from Twickenham. Mr Lang was a Technical Business Analyst at Photobox and had previously worked for the Metropolitan Police and KPMG.

The Richmond & Twickenham Times quotes Detective Sargeant John Hartfree, of the Met as saying: “The road would have been very busy at the time of the collision and I believe that a number of people would have seen the incident. I would urge anyone with information to contact us on the witness appeal number 020 8543 5157.”

Mr Lang is the second cyclist to die on London’s Roads this week, the eighth this year.  The police investigation is ongoing but the incident will certainly put local cycle safety back into the spotlight. Our condolences to Mr Lang’s family & friends.

LINK:

* Richmond & Twickenham Times
* BBC London

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2 responses to “Cyclist Dies After Truck Collision

  1. Obviously a lovely guy going about his life, working hard, living healthy and not smogging up our environment, caught up in a tragic incident which ended his life….. cyclist need to be very so aware and drop some of the teenage infallibility vibe but more than that lorries, buses, and just ordinary people in cars need to just slow down a bit.. our beautiful area is so very congested.. but there is enough space for us all to life happily and safely.. Sincere
    condolences to the family of Henry Long. Lesley and Kelvin Christiane.

  2. Nicola

    RIP Henry Lang xx