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.
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.