Friday 7 December 2012 12.32pm
The air ambulance landed in the playground of St Michael's school to attend the scene - never a good sign.
I hope the cyclist is OK and am not trying to judge what happened, but I want to share these thoughts as I'm quite shaken up today.
I live in Dockhead
and drive through the junction most days. I find cyclists ignore the give way sign at the end of the bus lane and carry on in the left side of the road before trying to cut through the traffic to the right side of the road to where the bus lane continues down Tooley Street
I agree the junction is dangerous but think that if the give way sign was obeyed then the danger would disappear. I tend to drive through there at 5mph with cyclists passing me on my left and right, it's scary.
After seeing the accident I made my way to Tower Bridge. As I drove across the junction with Tooley Street
and Tower Bridge Road
a cyclist came through the red light from Tooley Street
, presumably having just passed the accident. They braked and tucked in behind me and followed me over Tower Bridge Road
I was quite shaken having seen the accident and was dismayed by this cyclist, so as we drove along side by side at about 10mph I wound down my window and I shouted, 'did you see the accident?', he took out his headphone and said 'what?!'. Obviously I was driving so I couldn't have a chat.
I felt sick all this morning having seen a documentary on BBC1 on Wednesday, heard about the tragic fatality on Commercial Street yesterday, and seen this incident today.
I cycle myself and I try to avoid main roads, I generally drive my car around at 10mph or less in traffic, unfortunately I can only see more and more of these incidents happening.
God help us all!