Cyclist dies after being hit by car in London, becomes twelfth fatality of the year

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.

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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.

A number of initiatives are planned to make London’s roads safer for cyclists, find out more about them here.

Source: Evening Standard