Cyclist killed after collision with lorry in London

21-year-old man dies after collision involving a lorry in central London on Monday, becoming the eighth cyclist to be killed on the capital's roads in 2016

A 21-year-old male cyclist has died after colliding with an articulated lorry in central London on Monday.

The incident occurred just before 12.40pm in Knightsbridge near the underground station and the One Hyde Park apartments, reports the Evening Standard.

Emergency services attending the incident pronounced the man dead at 1.15pm. He is the eighth cyclist to die on London’s roads in 2016.

Witnesses reported seeing the cyclist’s bike crushed under the wheels of the lorry.

Police said that the lorry driver had stopped at the scene but had not been charged in connection with the incident.

At the end of September, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announced plans for dangerous lorries to be banned from London’s streets by 2020.

Under the proposals, heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) will have to pass Transport for London’s Direct Vision Standard, which is based on how well the vehicle’s driver can see other road users.

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