Eilidh family to relaunch crusade

BEREAVED relatives of a Northumberland woman who was killed when her bike was hit by a lorry are set to re-launch their road-safety campaign this weekend, to mark the third anniversary of her death.

Since Eilidh Cairns was killed in London on February 5, 2009, there have been 50 further deaths in the capital alone, caused in collisions between heavy goods vehicles and cyclists or walkers.

But now, the 30-year-old from Ellingham’s family is to re-launch the ‘See Me Save Me’ campaign, which includes a website dedicated to saving lives through reducing lorry danger, which will be launched on Sunday and backed by national charity RoadPeace.

Eilidh’s sister Kate, who lives at Low Newton, said: “Since Eilidh was killed, we have tried to spare others this terrible fate. We have campaigned at Westminster and at Strasbourg. We were granted permission to apply for a judicial review to challenge the coroner who eschewed her powers to prevent future loss of life.

“But the deaths go on, with more families suffering on a level not possible to imagine unless you have been there.

“We say enough is enough and we mark three year’s absence of my sister by launching a website aimed at saving other families from having such anniversaries.”

A vigil also will take place on Sunday at the spot in Notting Hill where Eilidh died.