Billie Piper Involved In London Bike Accident

Actress Quizzed By Police Over King's Cross Incident

06.08.2014

Dave Grimshaw, Press Officer | 0114 274 4397
Billie Piper has been quizzed by police over an incident in which a teenage cyclist was injured after colliding with a car.

The incident occurred on a road near King's Cross Station when the former Doctor Who star was attempting a U-turn. At the time, her two young sons were also in the car as it turned at a low speed.

As this occurred, the cyclist came down a steep section of the road at significant speed and collided with the vehicle.

Ms Piper herself and her children were unharmed, although she had to pull out of a theatre appearance at short notice. She was interviewed by police at the scene while the young cyclist received treatment from the London Ambulance Service for a serious injury to his shoulder.

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: "Police were called to Goods Way, King’s Cross, by the London Ambulance Service at 15:56hrs. on Tuesday, July 29[th] to reports of a road traffic collision between a motor vehicle and a cyclist. The driver of the vehicle was female. Enquiries continue. No further details at this stage."

The force will have to consider if there is a possibility that Ms Piper was in any way culpable for the accident and if they do, they will forward the case to the Crown Prosecution Service to decide if further action is required.

In another incident in London at the weekend a cyclist died after colliding with a car on London Bridge.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a cycling accident, you may be able to claim compensation. See our Road Traffic Accident Claims page for more information.


Expert Opinion
This is yet another couple of incidents involving a cyclist on the roads of London in quick succession. Sadly, we see many people who have suffered life-changing injuries as a consequence of an accident on the road involving vulnerable road users, such as pedestrians and cyclists.

“Cycling is becoming more and more popular and the city’s leaders continue to push it as a popular method of transport but it is clear that there is much work to be done to improve the safety of vulnerable road users such as cyclists or pedestrians,

“It is hugely important that further investment is dedicated to the safety of cyclists as the number of people riding across the whole of the UK is increasing at a rapid rate.”
Jonathan Peacock, Partner