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Cyclist who died after Goswell Road crash named as Soren Aarlev

Mr Aarlev, 38, was the sixth cyclist to die in London this year

23 July, 2018 — By Samantha Booth

Ambulance staff and police at the scene of the accident at the junction of Goswell Road and Percival Street. Picture: Abdulmukith Ahmed

THE cyclist who died after a crash on Goswell Road has been named as 38-year-old Soren Aarlev.

Emergency services were called to the junction with Percival Road at 12.20am on Friday, July 6 to reports of a car and a cyclist in collision.

Mr Aarlev, from Haggerston, was taken to hospital in a critical condition but sadly he died in hospital on Wednesday, July 11. He was the sixth cyclist to die on London’s streets this year.

The Town Hall’s transport chief announced she would be asking for funds to investigate the junction’s safety.

Cllr Claudia Webbe said: “I am writing to the Mayor of London to urgently request funding that will allow us to look at options for how best to improve this junction, making it safer for all road users – particularly more vulnerable users such as pedestrians, cyclists and motor­cyclists.”

She expressed her condolences to the cyclist’s family and added: “Tackling dangerous junctions and rebalancing roads in favour of pedestrians and cyclists is one of my top priorities.”

Police are still appealing for witnesses of the crash or anyone who has video footage. The driver of the car stopped at the scene and he was not arrested.

Anyone who can assist the investigation is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Alperton on 020 8991 9555 and quote CAD 97/6Jul.

If you knew Mr Aarlev and wish to pay tribute to him through the newspaper, email sbooth@islingtontribune.co.uk or call 0207 424 3249. 

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