Female cyclist killed in London after collision with a lorry

A female cyclist, believed to be in her 30s, was killed after an incident with a truck near London Victoria station around 8 o'clock this morning

A cyclist has died in this morning’s rush hour traffic near London’s Victoria station after being in a collision with a lorry.

The collision occurred as the tipper truck turned left onto Victoria Street just before 8am. The female, believed to be in her 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Maintenance engineer Des Dacosta, who was near the scene shortly after the accident, told the London Evening Standard: “I could see the bike all mangled under the wheels.

“I didn’t want to look at the cyclist because I could tell it was a really serious accident.

“I work around here a lot and it’s a very busy junction, all day and all night, it is relentless. It’s just tragic, another cyclist killed in London.”

Another witness told the Standard: “[The truck driver] had his head in his hands and he just sat down on the floor. He looked very emotional.”

A Scotland Yard spokeswoman confirmed the police were called at 7.59am and that officers in Westminster are currently investigating the incident.