A 57-year-old man dies near Aldgate the day after being hit by a Toyota Yaris
A twelfth cyclist has died on London’s roads this year, when a 57-year-old man was hit by a car in Aldgate on Saturday morning.
The man, who has not been named, collided with a Toyota Yaris on Leman Street at around 7am and was taken to hospital, but died of his injuries the following day.
A local shopkeeper told the Evening Standard: “The whole street was cordoned off and there were a lot of police around.
“There was one car that was parked in the middle of the road that I think was involved in the accident. The man had already been taken to hospital but there was a pair of shoes left in the road and a bike on the pavement.
“It is very quiet around here at 7am, there aren’t many cars around.”
The 46-year-old driver of the Toyota was arrested at the scene and was later bailed until February.
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Source: Evening Standard