Cyclist suffers critical injuries after collision with lorry in London

A female cyclist, 53, is in a critical condition in hospital after a collision with a Tesco lorry on London's Old Street on Sunday afternoon

London’s Old Street was closed for several hours on Sunday after a collision between a lorry and a female cyclist.

London Ambulance Service were called to the scene, near cycling cafe Look Mum No Hands, at just after 3.30pm after the incident, in which the 53-year-old cyclist reportedly suffered severe leg injuries.

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A Scotland Yard spokesperson said: “Officers and LAS attended and found a 53-year-old woman with critical injuries. She was taken to an east London hospital where she currently remains.

“The driver of the lorry, a 23-year-old man, stopped at the scene. He has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.”

Police confirmed that the cyclist’s injuries are not thought to be life-threatening, but she remains in a ‘critical but stable’ condition in hospital.

The Evening Standard reports that the driver of the Tesco lorry involved has been bailed until December. A Tesco spokeswoman told the paper: “We are aware of an incident and are helping police with their enquiries.