Cyclist dies after collision with tipper lorry in London

26-year-old woman in collision with HGV on Bank Junction, London, becoming the eighth cyclist fatality in the capital in 2015

A woman cyclist has died after colliding with a tipper lorry near the Bank of England in the City of London at around 9am on Monday morning.

Ying Tao, 26, was attended to by paramedics but died as a result of serious head injuries at the scene. Tao was cycling to work at Price Waterhouse Coopers, where she was a management consultant.

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Roads leading into the junction were closed by City of London police for several hours in the aftermath of the incident.

There have been eight cyclist fatalities on the roads of London so far this year, seven of which have involved heavy good vehicles, and six have involved female cyclists.

The scene of the latest incident, Bank Junction, has previously been highlighted as an intersection that requires redesigning to prevent collisions. Last year, 13 cyclists lost their lives on London’s roads.