There are calls for a safety review of a 'dangerous' junction after another cyclist was seriously injured at the spot where people lifted a double decker bus off a unicyclist last month.

Police were called to the junction of Hoe Street and Church Hill, in Walthamstow, at 2pm yesterday following reports of a road traffic collision between a van and a cyclist.

The male cyclist, believed to be in his 60s, was treated at the scene and rushed to hospital.

Police initially said his injuries were life-threatening, but his condition is now described as serious but stable.

The driver of the van stopped at the scene and is assisting police with their enquiries, police said.

Circus performer 55-year-old Antony Shields was trapped by his legs under a double decker bus after being hit while riding his unicycle through the same junction on May 28.

About a hundred people rushed to lift the bus off Mr Shields and he is said to be recovering in hospital,

People in the area claim a recent refurbishment of the area had made road markings unclear and a raised traffic island was wrongly removed.

Ellen Otzen, 41, a cyclist, said she informed Waltham Forest council about safety issues at the junction in March.

“I use the junction every day to cycle to work.

“I have to be very careful when I go through there because it seems the junction is not properly thought through, the new road markings are confusing.

“It is urgent now and the council need to re-think the lay-out as soon as possible. They have all this money for mini-Holland so they could  improve the signs or make a segregated bike lane.

“They seem to be asleep on this issue, to have two accidents in such a short space of time is very concerning.”

Zaf Shabir, 28, works close to the junction and said accidents should not be allowed to turn into a common occurrence.

He said: “It seems the council wanted to create an Oxford Street style junction in Walthamstow. The look of it seems to be the objective rather than people’s safety.

“People who live here and know the area notice the difference but there has been a huge influx of people, some who may have not been to the country before or are just passing through.

"They don’t not know how dangerous it can be.

“There is less space for bikes now and the road markings leave the space for confusion.

“People are still doing road repairs for other things nearby so the junction could be changed in a couple of days, it wouldn’t cost much.

James Bird, 50 of Cairo Road, also witnessed the unicyclist collision last month.

He said: “It’s unbelievable really, that it’s happened yards away from the same spot. It’s spooky.

“There used to be a safe raised island with a proper curb in the middle of the road. This is an accident blackspot now with these collisions just weeks apart.

“It can’t keep happening the next time it could be an elderly person or a mother with a pushchair.”

Waltham Forest council has been approached for comment.

The moment people rushed to lift a double decker bus off a unicyclist following an accident at the same junction