A woman cyclist critically injured in a collision with a HGV on Friday has died of her injuries, police said today.
Her death brings to 10 the total of riders killed in London’s streets this year. It was near the same location at Ludgate Circus where a former Spanish soldier, Victor Manuel Ben Rodriguez, 32, was killed by HGV cycling to an interview in April this year.
City of London police today launched an appeal for witnesses as the 26-year-old’s death was confirmed. The crash happened on Friday morning. She has not yet been named.
Paramedics and a specialist trauma team from London’s air ambulance had fought to keep her alive after she went into cardiac arrest.
A statement from the City Police said: “Officers were called at approximately 11.30am on Friday, 17 October to reports of a collision between a lorry and a cyclist on Ludgate Hill close to the junction with Farringdon Street.
“This morning she died at Royal London Hospital with her family at her bedside. The family have asked for privacy at this time. Detectives from City of London Police are investigating.
“The driver of the lorry stopped at the scene. He has not been arrested at this time. Officers are appealing for witnesses to contact them on 0207 601 2222.”
The location has been earmarked to become part of a segregated cycle superhighway linking King’s Cross and Elephant and Castle.