Battersea cyclist killed in Vauxhall lorry crash named

Tafsir Butt was involved in the crash under the railway bridge (Picture: Google Maps)

Tafsir Butt was involved in the crash under the railway bridge (Picture: Google Maps)

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A man has been killed after his bicycle collided with a lorry during rush hour traffic.

Tafsir Butt, 52, from Battersea, was struck by the lorry while riding along Parry Street by New Covent Garden Market on Monday just before 7am.

The crash took place under the railway bridge not far from Vauxhall railway station.

Paramedics attended but he was pronounced dead at the scene. Next of kin have been informed.

A post mortem examination is due to take place at Greenwich Mortuary tomorrow.

The lorry stopped at the scene and no arrests have been made, but an investigation is underway.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or the events leading up to the collision is asked to contact the witness appeal line on 0208 285 1574.

Did you know Mr Butt? Contact the newsdesk to pay tribute at newsdesk@wandsworthguardian.co.uk

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1:19pm Wed 4 Jun 14

buggsie says...

Sorry to hear yet another cyclist has been killed.
Perhaps they should take more care - and the roads aren't safe with all the huge haulage lorries and the potholes they cause.
Went out last night - drove down Gwynne Road, Battersea - indicated to turn left into Lombard Road - traffic very slow - was let in - no cyclists in the bit of cycle lane - then all of a sudden some cyclist bangs my car on the passenger side - what was he doing there - dodging in and out of slow traffic - sorry they ask for trouble. Got as far as Wandsworth Roundabout, where council have painted cycle lanes to avoid using the road - where were all the cyclists? not using the cycle routes - but dodging around the traffic on the road in the roundabout. Time for them (cyclists) to have visible registration numbers and insurance.
Sorry to hear yet another cyclist has been killed. Perhaps they should take more care - and the roads aren't safe with all the huge haulage lorries and the potholes they cause. Went out last night - drove down Gwynne Road, Battersea - indicated to turn left into Lombard Road - traffic very slow - was let in - no cyclists in the bit of cycle lane - then all of a sudden some cyclist bangs my car on the passenger side - what was he doing there - dodging in and out of slow traffic - sorry they ask for trouble. Got as far as Wandsworth Roundabout, where council have painted cycle lanes to avoid using the road - where were all the cyclists? not using the cycle routes - but dodging around the traffic on the road in the roundabout. Time for them (cyclists) to have visible registration numbers and insurance. buggsie
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