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A cyclist died in hospital 11 days after being critically injured in collision with a car, it can be revealed today.

John Still, 67, from Lambeth, is the fifth person killed cycling in London this year. He died on April 30 – the first fatality of the year – but his death was only confirmed last week by the Metropolitan police after an inquiry from the Evening Standard.

No further details of Mr Still were available and his family asked not be contacted by the media, a Scotland Yard spokesman said.

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The crash happened about 5pm on April 19 in Madeira Road, near Mitcham Common. The driver of the blue Peugeot 307 car stopped at the scene.

Mr Still was taken to hospital after emergency treatment from London Ambulance Service paramedics and a doctor from London’s Air Ambulance, which landed nearby.

He is believed to have been taken to the major trauma centre at St George’s hospital, in Tooting. Police continue to appeal for witnesses to come forward to assist with the investigation.

Mr Still is the second cyclist this year to die in a car crash. The other was Christopher Holt. The other fatalities have involved a van (Frank Cubis), a HGV (Magda Tadaj) and a bus (Dan Stephenson).

 

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