A 34-year-old man has become the fifth cyclist to die on London’s roads in just two months.
Police say the victim was fatally injured in a collision with a lorry near the entrance to Battersea Park in south London during Monday’s evening rush hour.
The lorry driver stopped at the scene, but wasn’t arrested.
Police are appealing for witnesses.
A Met Police spokesman said: “Officers were called at aatound 5.45pm on Monday July 9 to reports of a collision involving a cyclist and a lorry in Queens Circus, Battersea.
“London Fire Brigade, paramedics and London’s Air Ambulance also attended.
“The cyclist, a 34-year-old man, was taken to a west London hospital by paramaedics where he sadly died later that evening. His next of kin are aware.
“The driver of the lorry stopped at the scene; he was not arrested.
“Anyone who witnessed this collision is asked to call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 020 8543 5157.”
The victim is the fifth cyclist to die on the capital’s roads since May 9th. A total of 11 cyclists died in London last year.
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