Wednesday 15 November 2017

Cyclist Killed in Southall

We are sad to announce that another cyclist has died in Ealing following a collision with a lorry. Darshan Singh Heer, an 86-year-old former teacher and poet, was hit with an HGV on South Road, Southall shortly before 9am on Thursday 9th November as he was on his way to exercise in a local park. An initial report said that he was walking his bicycle on the road, but a police spokesman later said that he was cycling. The lorry driver stopped at the scene and the police are investigating.

On the evening of Friday 10th November, around 25 people cycled from Ealing Town Hall to Southall to join local people, including Virendra Sharma MP, in a vigil for Darshan Singh Heer.

Over the past 3 years, HGVs have been involved in over 70% of cyclist deaths in London. London Cycling Campaign is calling for safer infrastructure on London's streets, and has led the calls for a redesign of lorry cabs so drivers have a clear view of the road ahead. For information on this and cycling around lorries visit