Dalston Junction cyclist killed, is named

Daniel 'Dan' Cox, killed whilst cycling in Dalston Junction.

The cyclist who lost his life after colliding with a lorry at Dalston Junction on 2 February has been identified as 28 yr-old Daniel Cox of Clapton. An inquest opened and adjourned at Poplar Coroner’s Court on Tuesday, 8 February.

Mr. Cox was a graduate of Goldsmiths College and an art theorist, who worked part time as a bartender at the Edinburgh Castle pub in Camden.  Messages of condolence has been added to a white ghost bike, placed on the railings where the accident occurred at the junction of Kingsland Rd.

Police, were called at 4:45 pm on on Wednesday 2 February after a  male cyclist collided with a Mercedes three-axle large goods vehicle, at the junction of Kingsland Road & Dalston Lane. Ambulance service as well as HEMS Air Ambulance also attended and he was taken to the Royal London Hospital suffering serious injuries. He died from his injuries at 3:00 pm on Friday, 4 February.

A 51-year-old man thought to be the lorry driver, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He has been bailed to return in July, pending further enquiries.

Detective Constable Tony Millington of the Road Death Investigation Unit based at Chadwell Heath is leading the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the witness line on 020 8597 4874.


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