Boris Johnson rejects calls for rush hour ban on tipper trucks after the death of another cyclist
Boris Johnson today rejected calls for a rush hour ban on tipper trucks following the death of another cyclist.
The 26-year-old woman was crushed beneath a lorry at a busy junction next to the Bank of England.
Eyewitnesses described how paramedics fought a desperate battle in the road to save the victim's life.
The woman is the eighth cyclist to die on London's streets this year. All but one of the fatalities involved lorries.
Cycle campaigners demanded a ban on heavy goods vehicles in central London during rush hour.
The mayor said a ban on lorries during peak commuter periods had been considered but ruled out.