A cyclist has been killed in London this lunchtime following a collision involving a lorry at Knightsbridge. The latest death of a bike rider in the capital, the eighth this year, comes ahead of a vigil and die-in this evening in memory of 32-year-old Italian national Lucia Ciccioli, who died in an incident also involving a lorry in Battersea last week.
The victim today was 21-year-old Filippo Corsini, an Italian prince and the heir to one of Florence's oldest families. The Metropolitan Police say they were called to the incident, at the junction of Sloane Street with Brompton Road and Knighstbridge.
According to the London Evening Standard, firefighters and paramedics also attended the incident. The driver of the lorry stopped at the scene, and was subsequently arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving.
— Michael Lydford (@mikelydford) October 31, 2016
This evening's vigil in Battersea, organised by the campaign group Stop Killing Cyclists, begins at 5.30pm.
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