Cyclist in critical condition after 'serious collision' in Bow

Notorious Bow Roundabout... another cyclist hurt 

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A cyclist is in a critical condition in hospital following a "serious collision" with a van in Bow.

The Met Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident on Bow Roundabout on Monday (April 19) around 10.25am. 

A 30-year-old man was taken to an east London hospital where he remains in a critical condition. 

His family have been informed of the incident. 

Police and the London Ambulance Service arrived at the scene, close to the A12, following reports of the collision. 

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The van driver stopped at the scene, and detectives from the Roads and Transport Policing Command are investigating the circumstances of the collision. 

Police are asking for anyone with information or who may have captured the collision on dashcam or other media devices to contact the witness appeal line on 020 8597 4874, quoting Cad 2162/19Apr. 

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The Bow Roundabout, where the A11 crosses the A12 Blackwall Tunnel approach, has been the scene of numerous accidents involving cyclists over the past decade, including fatalities.

Two women riders, aged 24 and 34, were killed in 2013 at the roundabout, and a man aged 51 died in 2011. 

These incidents led to a campaign for cycling safety and calls to redesign lanes along the A11.

The blue lanes created a "false sense of safety and security", John Biggs said at the time, when he was on the London Assembly before he became mayor of Tower Hamlets two years later.

He has continued campaigning for cycle safety on the A11.

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