TfL could face manslaughter charges
The Metropolitan Police could bring the first corporate manslaughter charge against Transport for London (TfL) following the death of University of the Arts London student Min Joo Lee.
Lee, 24, died after being hit by a lorry as she cycled to Central Saint Martins for her first day of the university year on October 3.
According to The Times, the junction where Deep Lee died was known for failing safe cycling design standards and was identified as an “absolute priority” by transport consultants.
Design improvements will be implemented before the Olympics, it reported.
Lee’s tragic death led to Arts London News launching the Right to Ride campaign in October, which calls on TfL to protect London’s cyclists through much needed redevelopment of the five major black spots.
In October, ALN reported that King’s Cross community activist William Perrin, had asked the St Pancras Coroner, who led the inquest into Lee’s death, to consider the charge of corporate manslaughter against TfL.
The Metropolitan Police said that it could not speculate on possible charges: “As with any road death investigation all contributory factors are being examined in detail. The investigation is still on going and evidence is still being examined.”
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