A cyclist has been killed this morning following a collision with a tipper lorry at Vauxhall in south London. He is believed to be the sixth cyclist to have died in a road traffic incident in the capital this year.
According to the Metropolitan Police, who were called to the scene just before 7am by the London Ambulance Service, the 52-year-old male rider was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officers believe they know the identity of the deceased, but await next of kin and formal identification.
The fatal collision took place in Parry Street, which forms part of the Vauxhall one-way system.
Police say the lorry involved stopped at the scene but so far no arrests have been made.
Anyone who witnessed the crash or the events leading up to it is asked to call police on 101 or the charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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.