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Elizabeth Webb

Person  Female  Born 27/8/1978  Died 24/9/1999

Categories: Cyclist, Tragedy

From East London Cyclist: "Elizabeth was killed at the junction of Burdett Road and Mile End Road on Friday 24th September 1999 at 1.00 pm. The incident involved a 38-ton lorry turning left from Mile End Road into Burdett Road.

Elizabeth {Kiki / Liz} was 21 and has a twin sister Angela, they were both student nurses at Guys Hospital. She was travelling from halls of residence in Devas Street to the City University to submit a project paper. Elizabeth had a love of horses and had worked in France looking after them. Her father Robin lives in Colchester where she grew up. Her mother had died of cancer between two and three years previously and this seems to have prompted Elizabeth to begin training as a nurse.

Elizabeth's funeral took place on 4th October and a member of the LCC/Wheelers was in attendance. Her father has requested that friends and family send donations to The London Cyclists Trust to enable the LCC to continue to work toward road safety improvements."

The picture source website has a lot of information about why so many cyclists are killed by HGVs.

We published the above information in June 2010, but our colleague Andrew Behan has found that her twin sister was not Angela Webb, but Rosemary Sarah Webb. Angela Lucy Webb, with whom she had been studying to become a nurse, was her elder sister, born in 1974 and this is confirmed in the Colchester Daily Gazette. They, together with the BBC News webpage also confirm that they were not studying at Guys Hospital, but at St Bartholomew's Hospital.

Elizabeth Jane Webb was born on 27 August 1978 and her birth was registered in the Portsmouth, Hampshire, registration district. She was one of the five children of Robin M. Webb and Therese Alexandra Halbert Webb née Ord (1943-1996). Her mother had also been a nurse who was registered as such on 29 March 1965 having undertaken her training at the Mile End Hospital, London. She was buried next to her mother at All Saints Church, Shrub End Road, Shrub End, Colchester, Essex.

 

 

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