A cyclist has been seriously injured following a collision involving a left turning articulated lorry in Central London this afternoon.The cyclist is in a critcical but stable condition in hospital.
The crash appears to have taken place as the lorry, which had been heading east on Old Street just 100 yards or so past the Look Mum No Hands cycling café, turned left onto Central Street.
A police officer at the scene told road.cc that the cyclist had been taken to hospital with “life threatening injuries.”
A member of the public who witnessed the cyclist being treated said that the victim appeared to have sustained serious upper leg injuries.
At 4pm, the road was cordoned off with police officers, paramedics and the London Fire Brigade still in attendance.
Subsequently, the Metropolitan Police confirmed to road.cc that the incident happened at 3.37pm and that a 52-year-old female cyclist is being treated for critical injuries.
A spokeswoman added that a 23-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
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.