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Eilidh Cairns

Person  Female  Born 12/6/1978  Died 5/2/2009

Categories: Cyclist, Tragedy

Eilidh was a 31 year old, keen, regular cyclist, living in Kentish Town and working in the City. An HGV tipper lorry caused her death in the morning rush hour traffic. Three months later the police had found no information about what happened and her family launched a high-profile campaign for witnesses. Lack of witness evidence meant the driver, Joao Lopes, was not prosecuted for the crash.  From London Cycling Campaign: Months later, he was fined just £200 after admitting that he had failed his eye test and should have been wearing glasses. Although initially revoked, his licence has been returned to him and he is now back behind the wheel.

Horrible, horrible update from LCC: June 2011, driving a lorry along Euston Road Lopes killed a second time, the victim this time a pedestrian, Nora Gutmann.

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