Cyclist killed in bin lorry crash named

A young cyclist was killed when he collided with a bin lorry along a busy town road. Teenager Jack Bruce, 19, from Wilmington, Dartford died at the scene he crashed with the refuse truck in Swanley Lane, Swanley.

Tributes were laid near the place where Mr Bruce died after colliding with a bin lorry Tributes were laid near the place where Mr Bruce died after colliding with a bin lorry

An inquest opened into the death of the student and part-time retail assistant at County Hall in Maidstone this morning. Coroner Alan Blundson said Mr Bruce’s cause of death was the result of multiple injuries including fractures and internal organ damage.

Mr Blundson said a full inquest hearing would take place next February due to the death being “trauma as a result of a road traffic collision”.

Floral tributes were left near the scene of the incident on September 15 in tribute to Mr Bruce. Messages of condolence were also left at the junction with New Road.

Floral tributes at the scene of a fatal crash on Swanley Lane at the junction with New Road where 19-year-old cyclist Jack Bruce from Dartford was killed Floral tributes at the scene of a fatal crash on Swanley Lane at the junction with New Road where 19-year-old cyclist Jack Bruce from Dartford was killed

One read: “Darling Jack. So many memories, so much love.

Shine brightly darling.” In a statement released at the time, a spokesman for Sevenoaks council, whose refuse vehicle was involved, said: “The emergency services did all they could at the scene, but sadly, the cyclist passed away soon after the accident. “Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the man’s family.”

The full inquest will be heard at County Hall.

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