LONDON: ANOTHER PEDESTRIAN KILLED FOLLOWING COLLISION WITH A CYCLIST

An elderly woman has died following a collision with a cyclist in London.

Police were called at around 4.30pm on Tuesday to reports of a road traffic collision on Oxford Street.

The victim, a 73-year-old woman, was taken to a central London hospital with a head injury but died in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

According to Sky News, the cyclist stopped at the scene and roads in the area were closed for several hours afterwards.

Metropolitan Police say they want to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident, or the moments leading up to it and they are particularly keen to speak with anyone who filmed the collision.

Anyone with information relating to the incident is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit’s witness appeal number on 020 8543 5157.

No arrests have been made and enquiries are still ongoing.

Last year, a cyclist was accused of killing a woman by ploughing into her on a track bike and then shouted at her as she lay injured, and dying.

charlie alliston
Charlie Alliston went online and blamed his victim for the collision

Charlie Alliston was allegedly riding at 18mph on a fixed-gear bike with no front brakes before he collided with Kim Briggs, a mother of two, as she crossed a busy road in central London in February 2016.

Although he was cleared of manslaughter, he was found guilty of causing bodily harm by “wanton or furious driving” at the Old Bailey last August.

 

He is due to be sentenced on September 18

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