A fast-moving fire engine hits a cyclist in south London, witnesses claim

Traffic incidents can be sudden and tragic, especially when they involve emergency vehicles that must travel at high speeds to respond to urgent situations.

The following details an unfortunate accident that occurred in south London when a cyclist was hit by a fire engine.

This incident highlights the complexity and potential dangers of navigating busy city streets.

The Incident

In south London, a cyclist has been struck by a speeding fire engine, according to witnesses.

The event took place at the junction of Coldharbour Lane and Atlantic Road in Brixton, shortly before noon on Wednesday.

Emergency Response

Police and emergency workers promptly arrived on the scene and cordoned off the area.

A team of paramedics treated the cyclist, believed to be in his 30s, providing him with oxygen and subsequently transporting him to an ambulance.

Meanwhile, an air ambulance was seen circling above, and the cyclist’s silver bicycle was found leaning against the fire engine.

Eyewitness Accounts

A man in his 40s, who chose to remain anonymous, described seeing the cyclist crossing the junction just before being hit by the fire engine traveling down Coldharbour Lane.

He noted that the fire engines often travel quickly on that road and stated, “It was a green light, and I don’t think he saw it coming.”

Another witness recounted hearing a “bang” and then seeing the man unconscious on the ground.

Davood Germi, who observed a similar scene, mentioned that the cyclist “wasn’t moving” before the paramedics took him away.

Official Statement

A spokesperson for the London Fire Brigade confirmed that they were aware of an incident involving one of their appliances but did not provide further details.


This tragic incident serves as a stark reminder of the dangers present on our roads, particularly in busy urban areas where emergency vehicles must navigate quickly.

The collision between the cyclist and the fire engine underscores the need for both motorists and cyclists to be ever vigilant and aware of their surroundings.

As the details of this accident continue to unfold, thoughts and well wishes go out to the injured cyclist.

May this incident lead to increased caution and safety measures for all who share the road.

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