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Lorry driver 'not at fault' in Brian Florey fatal collision

PUBLISHED: 16:52 17 January 2013 | UPDATED: 17:05 17 January 2013

TRAGEDY: Cyclist Brian Florey who was killed while cycling on Ripple Road, Barking

TRAGEDY: Cyclist Brian Florey who was killed while cycling on Ripple Road, Barking

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No charges have been brought against a lorry driver who was involved in a fatal collision with a cyclist training for a charity ride.

TRIBUTES: Family and friends leave messages of tribute at the scene of the accidentTRIBUTES: Family and friends leave messages of tribute at the scene of the accident

Father-of-two Brian Florey was killed after colliding with a lorry while cycling along Ripple Road (the A13 westbound) in November last year. The 35-year-old fire engine mechanic was training for the 2013 London-to-Paris cycle ride for Macmillan when he was involved in the collision. He had survived testicular cancer.

The lorry driver was first arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving but was later released without charge once enquiries were complete at the end of December.

A police spokesperson said: “The investigation into this incident is now complete. After viewing the CCTV from the lorry and the street view CCTV the lorry driver was found not to be at fault.

“No charges have been brought and no further action will be taken against the driver.”

Mr Florey, from Canning Town, worked as a mobile repair mechanic for company Babcock and would be called out to fix faults with fire engines at stations across east London.

More than 300 uniformed firefighters formed a guard of honour at his funeral on December 3 at the East London Cemetery in Plaistow. His coffin was carried on a vintage Leyland fire engine.

He is survived by partner Julie and daughters Holli and Lauren.

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