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.
Cyclist hit by lorry Homerton High St. That's two deaths here in three weeks. pic.twitter.com/oKG9Lw4R8V
— namelesswon (@namelesswon) February 2, 2015
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.
Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.