Man arrested over e-bike collision as pedestrian remains in critical condition

The man contacted police on Wednesday evening

Police tape (Getty)

Police have arrested a man following a collision that has left a pedestrian fighting for her life.

The 56-year-old woman was hit by a man on an e-bike on Tuesday, in Dalston.

Police have now arrested a 30-year-old man. The individual contacted the police at around 23:00 hours, on Wednesday.

Beforehand, the Metropolitan police had published an image of a man they wanted to speak to in connection with the incident.

The woman is in hospital, battling "life-threatening injuries", her next-of-kin have been made aware.

Detective Constable Darren Case of the Metropolitan Police’s Serious Collisions Investigations Unit commented soon after the incident: "We need to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time. Did you see the cyclist before, during or after the collision? Maybe you are in possession of dashcam footage or filmed the cyclist on your mobile phone? If you did it is vital that you make contact with us."

Officers are still appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. Please contact the SCIU at Chadwell Heath on 020 8597 4874 or call 101 quoting CAD 5837/28 Aug.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan is a traditional journalist by trade, having begun her career working for a local newspaper, where highlights included interviewing a very irate Freddie Star (and an even more irate theatre owner), as well as 'the one about the stolen chickens'.

Previous to joining the Cycling Weekly team, Michelle was Editor at Total Women's Cycling. She joined CW as an 'SEO Analyst', but couldn't keep her nose out of journalism and in the spreadsheets, eventually taking on the role of Tech Editor before her latest appointment as Digital Editor. 

Michelle is a road racer who also enjoys track riding and the occasional time trial, though dabbles in off-road riding too (either on a mountain bike, or a 'gravel bike'). She is passionate about supporting grassroots women's racing and founded the women's road race team 1904rt.