Dangerous pothole threw waitress into path of lorry which killed her

Mail Online | 10/24/2016 | Joe Middleton For Mailonline
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The failure to fix a dangerous pothole at a badly designed junction led to the death of a cyclist in south London, a coroner ruled.

Lucia Ciccioli, 32, hit the pothole and fell into path of a lorry as she cycled to her new job at a Vietnamese restaurant.

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The Italian waitress was going through a busy junction in Battersea when the road narrowed, a coroner's report said.

As she 'travelled over a dip in the road where it appeared as if a pot hole had not been repaired which caused her to lose her balance and fall and collide' with the articulate lorry.

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Miss Ciccioli, who was from Loro Piceno in Marche, Italy, had been living in the capital for four years when she suffered multiple traumatic injuries during the morning rush hour accident on October 24, 2016.

Despite efforts from Air ambulance doctors she died at the scene on Lavender Hill with the junction with Elspeth Road.

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Assistant Coroner Russell Caller at Westminster Coroner's Court has now sent a report to prevent future deaths to Transport for London and Wandsworth Council.

Mr Caller said: 'The evidence was that Miss Lucia Ciccioli moved from lane one - dedicated to the turn left into Elspeth Road, into lane two as she crossed the junction cycling towards lavender Hill where the road appeared to narrow and Lucia Ciccioli travelled over a dip in the road where it appeared as if a pot hole had not been repaired which caused her to lose her balance and fall and collide with the MAN lorry.

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'During the inquest it was suggested that the cycle lane was possibly misplaced and cyclists had difficulty in using the same due to its close proximity to lane two particularly when large vehicles in particularly lorries were in lane two.

'Notwithstanding that cyclist wished to remain in the...
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