Cyclist Magda Tadic: a “lovely happy person”

A lorry driver has been charged with failing to stop after a crash that caused the death of a young woman cyclist.

Darren Anderton, 48, will appear in court next month accused of fleeing the scene of a collision that killed 25-year-old cafe worker Magda Tadic in Croydon on May 23.

Ms Tadic, who was Polish and a former student at South Thames College, died at the scene, near The Windmill pub on St James’s Road, from multiple injuries.

She was living in Streatham and working at Caffe Nero. The firm said she was a “very popular and well respected colleague”. Friends described her as a “lovely happy person”.

See here for an Evening Standard report from the time of the collision.

Anderton was initially arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and failing to stop. Prosecutors decided only to charge him on Tuesday with the latter allegation.
He will appear at Croydon magistrates’ court on December 20.

Ms Tadic was the second of eight Londoners killed cycling this year, seven of them in road collisions. Her death is one of three involving HGVs.