‘Ghost bike’ placed by Camcycle in memory of Anna Garratt-Quinton at Addenbrooke’s roundabout in Cambridge
A white ‘ghost bike’ has been placed in memory of Anna Garratt-Quinton at the Addenbrooke’s roundabout in Cambridge where she died.
Anna, 22, of King Alfred Way, Denham, near Bedford, was cycling just before 8am when she was struck by a petrol tanker at the junction of the A1307 with Fendon Road on Thursday, October 7.
She was a member of staff at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.
The bike has been placed by Camcycle, which says it is “deeply saddened” by her death.
It is inviting residents and colleagues of Anna to add a white ribbon or a floral or written tribute at the junction.
The group has also launched a petition calling for the police and crime commissioner, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough mayor, Cambridgeshire County Council, the Greater Cambridge Partnership and the county’s city and district councils to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists.
The group says in the past few weeks there have also been serious collisions involving cyclists on Gilbert Road in Cambridge, Longstaff Way in Huntingdon and on the A505/A10 roundabout near Royston.
A statement from Camcycle said: “This work has never been more urgent. It’s time to ensure no more lives are needlessly cut short, no more families are left suffering.”
The group is calling for further action from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Vision Zero Partnership, to set out its plans for all 45 of the current ‘collision cluster sites’
“We can’t wait for another fatality or serious injury before acting. We need to make our roads safer now.
“We call on the police and crime commissioner Darryl Preston, who has already declared road safety to be one of his priorities, to make clear how he will eliminate deaths and serious injuries on our county’s roads,” it says.
To sign the petition, visit: camcycle.org.uk/junctions-petition.
The driver of the lorry, a 27-year-old man from Hertford, Hertfordshire, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving following the collision on Thursday, October 7. He has been released under investigation.
Police are appealing for anyone or saw the collision or who may have dashcam footage to get in touch.
Contact Sgt Tom Daly via 101 or the webchat quoting incident 66 of October 7.