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Cyclist who died in A13 collision worked at Havering fire stations

14:58 21 November 2012

Accident: The A13 close to the scene of the tragedy

Accident: The A13 close to the scene of the tragedy

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A 35-year-old who worked at Havering’s fire stations died in a road traffic collision on the A13 in Barking on Monday.

Brian Florey was a mobile repair mechanic for company Babcock and would be called out to fix faults with fire engines at stations across east London.

The incident took place on Ripple Road, close to the Ship and Shovel pub, at around 10.30am while Mr Florey was cycling.

Narinder Dail, watch manager at Wennington Fire Station, Wennington Road, Rainham, worked with Mr Florey for over ten years.

She said: “He was just such a nice guy. His death has come as a shock to all of us.

“We can’t believe he was killed in such a tragic way. He couldn’t do enough for you.”

The incident took place on Ripple Road, close to the Ship and Shovel pub, at around 10.30am while Mr Florey was cycling.

A 57-year-old lorry driver was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Anybody with information on the collision is urged to call police on 020 8597 4874 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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