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The woman, in her 20s, died today following a collision with a lorry near Croydon. Police are trying to trace her next of kin.

A woman has died after being in collision a lorry in South London this afternoon.

Emergency services rushed to the incident at about 2.40pm, and attempted to save the woman, aged in her twenties, but she was pronounced dead at the scene in St James’ Road, near Selhurst, reports the Evening Standard.

The woman is the first person to have been killed in a collision witha motor vehicle while cycling on London’s roads since 26 year-old-Ying Tao was killed in collision with a tipper truck at Bank in June 2015. (One other cyclist has been killed on London's road's in that time: In November a man in his late sixties died from his injuries after colliding with another cyclist in the New Kings Road).

Officers were called to the crash, at the junction with Lansdowne Road, by the London Ambulance Service this afternoon, and London Air Ambulance was also scrambled.

The Metropolitan Police are trying to trace the woman’s next of kin.

The junction of Lansdowne Road and St James Road, where the collision occurred, is less than 500ft West of a proposed Quietway (Q5) on Sydenham Road, that will run from Waterloo to West Croydon.