18 Nov 2010

Dead cyclist named

1:56 pm on 18 November 2010

Police have named a cyclist who was killed in Auckland on Wednesday.

She was Jane Mary Bishop, 27, a British citizen working temporarily in New Zealand.

The incident happened at about 6pm on Tamaki Drive, an accident blackspot.

Police say it appears she took evasive action when a car door opened in front of her and she fell under a truck which was also travelling towards Mission Bay. Ms Bishop died at the scene.

A cycling safety advocate says the area was an accident waiting to happen.

Bevan Woodward of Cycle Action North Rodney says the group warned Auckland City Council in 2006 about the dangers of the exact spot she died.

The death was the fourth cycling fatality in a week and the ninth for the year. Another cyclist has since died following a crash in Waikato at the weekend.