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Male rider dies after collision involving HGV on Homerton High Street this afternoon

A male cyclist has died in London this afternon following a collision with a tipper truck. The incident took place at around 4.20pm in Homerton High Street.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed to road.cc that officers had attended the incident alongside members of the London Ambulance Service, with the victim pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the lorry stopped at the scene and is assisting officers with their investigation.

Twitter user @namelesswon posted a picture of the scene to the social network; the other death mentioned in the tweet was related to a stabbing incident and did not involve a cyclist.

 

 

Lorries of any description make up just 4 per cent of London's traffic, but account for around half of cyclist deaths in the city.

Among those fatalities, tipper trucks are by far the most common type of lorry involved; the same type of vehicle was involved in the death last month of physiotherapist Stephanie Turner.

The 29-year-old was killed at the junction of Amhurst Road and Seven Sisters Road, just a couple of miles from the scene of today's fatality.

Hundreds of cyclists attended a vigil in her memory last week.

 

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.