Police appeal after sixth cyclist dies on London’s roads in just two months

A 38-year-old man has become the sixth cyclist to die on London’s roads in just two months.

The 38-year-old man died in hospital five days after being critically injured in a late night collision with a car in Clerkenwell, central London.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision on Goswell Road at the junction with Percival Street just after midnight on Friday July 6th.

A Met Police spokesman said: “The cyclist, a 38-year-old man, was taken by paramedics to a north London hospital in a critical condition.

“He died on Wednesday. Next of kin are aware.

“The driver of the car stopped at the scene; he was not arrested.”

A 34-year-old cyclist was fatally injured in a collision with a lorry near the entrance to Battersea Park in south London during Monday’s evening rush hour.

Six cyclists have now died on the capital’s roads since May 9th. A total of 11 cyclists died in London last year.

 

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