Cyclist dies after collision with lorry in central London

A female cyclist has died after an incident involving a lorry near Westminster at around 9:30am on Thursday morning

A cyclist died in central London on Thursday morning after a collision with a lorry at the junction of Millbank and Lambeth Bridge.

The woman, whose identity has not yet been confirmed, is the fifth cyclist fatality on London streets this year.

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A witness told the London Evening Standard: “The front wheel of the bike was completely squashed under the front wheels of the lorry.”

Another, who saw the incident, said that the lorry had “cut across” the cyclist and added: “It travelled probably about 10-15 metres further before stopping.”

A spokesman for the police said: “We were called at 9.30am by the London Ambulance Service to reports of a lorry in collision with a cyclist. The female cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene at 10.03.”

The junction had been the subject of a Transport for London safety consultation in 2012, but the capital’s transport operator decided not to proceed with improvements on receipt of consultation responses and following concerns raised by Westminster City Council.