Cyclist dies after being hit by lorry in central London

Lorry driver arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving

Police tape (Getty)

A female cyclist has died after being involved in a collision with a lorry during the Wednesday morning rush hour in central London.

The woman, believed to be in a her mid-30s, was taken to King's College Hospital after going into cardiac arrest following the crash, later dying in hospital.

Photos posted on social media show a bike underneath the wheels of a tipper truck, with police arresting the driver of the lorry on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

"Police were called at 07:50hrs on Wednesday, 27 September to Chelsea Bridge, SW1. A lorry had been in collision with a cyclist," read a statement from the Metropolitan Police.

"The London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance attended the scene. The cyclist, a 36-year-old woman, was taken to a west London hospital where she died later the same day.

"Her next of kin have been informed."

Police closed Chelsea Bridge Road and Grosvenor Road in both directions while they investigated the incident, with motorists and cyclists urged to avoid the area.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 020 8543 5157 or contact via Twitter @MetCC.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at

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