Memorial for Cyclist Naoko

Tributes paid to young woman killed in Queen Caroline Street

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Friends and fellow cyclists have paid tribute to the young woman who died after a fatal collision in Queen Caroline Street on April 28.

The accident occurred in the morning morning at around 8.20am, when her bicycle was hit by a waste services lorry. Police and ambulances services were called to the scene but she was already dead when they arrived.

Hammersmith and Fulham Cyclists have posted pictures of the flowers and a photo of the victim, a Japanese woman known to friends as Naoko, placed at the scene of the tragic accident, and expressed sympathy to her family and friends.

One of those friends offered this personal tribute: " Naoko was a Japanese national who had lived in London for 10 years. She was quite a shy person, but loved her bicycle and regularly did the trip from her home in the West Hill area of Wandsworth/Putney along the safe path alongside the river to the office in Hammersmith.

" I do the same journey on a daily basis, albeit a little later and am finding it very difficult to understand how circumstances arose for this tragic accident.

" Her parents will come to London for the pm next week. We will miss her beautiful smile , her kind nature and remember her always. Kindest regards, Rich."  

Naoko, cyclist killed in Hammersmith


May 12, 2011