Police have appealed for witnesses after a woman was killed following a collision involving a car towing a trailer in west London yesterday.
The fatal crash happened on Warwick Road, Earls Court at around 3.45pm yesterday afternoon, with the 68-year-old victim pronounced dead at the scene. Her next of kin have been informed.
The Metropolitan Police said that the driver of the car stopped at the scene but was not arrested.
Police have asked anyone who witnessed the incident to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit witness line on 020 8543 5157.
One Twitter user who arrived at the scene after the incident tweeted a picture of the vehicle involved, a white Range Rover with a large trailer attached.
Ride safe everyone.
Cycled pass a RTA 4x4 vs cyclist around 4ish, Earls Court, Warwick Road. Cycled past 4hrs later and police said sadly cyclist has died. pic.twitter.com/OBrflrgDEu
— Aｍｍａｎｕｅｌ ｗｉｔｈ AN A (@IamAmmanuel) June 19, 2018
Yesterday’s fatality was the fourth cycling death in the capital this year, the other three all happening in south east London.
Earlier this month, 52-year-old Antonio Marchesini was killed in Deptford while riding on Quietway 1, with the driver of the car involved fleeing the scene and later arrested by police.
In May, two cyclists, Edgaras Cepura, aged 37, and Oliver Speke, 46, were killed in separate incidents involving lorries on the same stretch of road in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.
Those deaths led to the campaign group Stop Killing Cyclists holding a vigil and die-in outside Greenwich Council’s offices in Woolwich the week before last.
Simon joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.