Graphic footage of Boris bike cyclist's death seen by family
Philippine De Gerin-Ricard died following an incident outside the Aldgate East underground station.
The family of a French student killed by a lorry while she was riding a "Boris bike" broke down as graphic CCTV footage of the collision was shown to her inquest.
The parents, brother and sisters of Philippine De Gerin-Ricard, 20, watched through their fingers as the footage, taken from different cameras, showed the incident outside the Aldgate East underground station that occurred as she rode home to Bromley-by-Bow, east London, on 5 July.
Coroner Mary Hassell, sitting in Poplar coroner's court, had given a "very strong warning" to the student's relatives and HGV driver Richard James, that the evidence would be distressing and upsetting.
Gerin-Ricard's mother, Anne Boudet du Mochet, who had travelled from France, asked to see the images twice, before briefly leaving the courtroom in tears. She returned to plead action be taken to protect cyclists in the capital "now and quickly".
James, an HGV driver for about 22 years, said he was travelling at around 10-12mph in slow-moving peak traffic at around 7pm, with scaffolding from building works on one side of the road.
He told the inquest the first he knew of the collision was the sound of a "tinkling or rattling noise which I thought was my mirrors catching the scaffolding.
"Then I could see a young lady tumbling backwards off her bike. Then I stopped."
Asked if there was anything he could have done differently, he shook his head and said no.
The cyclist was rushed to the nearby Royal London hospital but died of multiple injuries.