A 73-year-old woman has died in hospital from injuries sustained when she was involved in a collision with a cyclist on London’s Oxford Street earlier this week.
The incident happened close to Bond Street Underground station at around 4.30pm on Tuesday afternoon. The cyclist, a man aged in his 30s, stopped at the scene.
The woman, who was crossing the street on foot when the fatal crash happened, died in hospital on Wednesday morning.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said that no arrests had been made in connection with the incident, although the Evening Standard reported yesterday that the cyclist had been arrested on an unrelated criminal damage offence after police carried out checks on him.
It comes two weeks after cyclist Charlie Alliston was found guilty by an Old Bailey jury of wanton and furious cycling following the death last year of pedestrian Kim Briggs. He was acquitted of her manslaughter.
Mrs Briggs had been crossing London’s Old Street when Alliston, riding a fixed wheel bike with no front brake, meaning it was not legal for use on the road, collided with her, causing fatal head injuries.
The case attracted a huge amount of attention in the mainstream media and is likely to do so again when Alliston, who faces up to two years in jail, is sentenced next week.
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.