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Olympic Bus Tragedy: Girlfriend's Tribute
The girlfriend of Daniel Harris, who was run over by a London 2012 bus near the Olympic Park, has paid an emotional tribute to the cyclist.
Mr Harris, from Ilford, died on Wednesday night after being hit by a double-decker carrying journalists in Stratford, east London.
His girlfriend Cecilia Dominici posted a photo of the two together with the caption: "My silly English boy, the love of my life, my boo. I don't know how to live without you.
"Thank you for the kind messages and lovely words about our relationship. @gecko84 (Mr Harris' Twitter handle) would have been deeply moved."
Safety campaigners said Mr Harris was the 10th cyclist to die in London since January, the same number as in the whole of 2010.
At this rate, the number of cyclists killed on London's roads will exceed last year's death toll of 16, campaign groups fear.
An inquest into Mr Harris' death has been opened and adjourned until August 31 at Poplar Coroner's Court.
The incident prompted widespread calls to improve safety for road cyclists - and the campaign for bike safety found support in cycling gold medal winner Bradley Wiggins.
After the death of Mr Harris, a 65-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
He has been bailed pending further investigation to a date in late August.
what do you think?
The socalled Urgency of game officials transfer. Drivers drive like police vehicle
Motorised vehicles dont care for cyclists, where i live they have cycle lanes and cars park on them, no one says a thing, we have cycle lanes down the beach, people walk there especially and let dogs run wild as well, the human race is pathetic, i am ashamed to be human sometimes the way we have no regard for signs, warnings, other people, glad i am not like that.
So why have you got a thumbs down? Prob from an ignorant driver! Well daid!
yes it annoys me when cars park on the cycle lanes but where I live they also park on the pavement so when I go walking I often have to walk in the road to get round them. Nobody does anything about it!
yeh, a thumbs down from a driving, texting and phoning could not care less driver i bet, i know i speak for thousands of us cyclists, when they stand in a mummy crowd down the beach on the cycle path i race by them with millimetres to spare screaming, they soon jump.
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does it make any odds at all that it was a bus involved with the olympics , could have been a number 47 or whatever , but of course it wouldnt be news worthy just like the other 9 who have died .
Olympic vehicle drivers have all been told YOU have right of way! Nothing or nobody is allowed to get in the way of the Olmpics. It will make the government look bad!
wonder if the bus driver was one of those recruited in from other bus companies around the country and was unfamiliar with the levels of traffic. I suppose with the higher level of traffic caused by the olympics then statistically this was bound to happen. Poor bloke