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City police appeal after pedestrian seriously injured in collision with cyclist

Woman, 62, needed hip replacement after crash on King William Street last month

City of London Police have appealed for a cyclist who collided with a pedestrian and seriously injured her while riding on the wrong side of the road on King William Street last month to contact them.

The incident happened at around 5pm on Wednesday 30 September when the pedestrian was crossing the road between stationary traffic close to the junction of St Swithin’s Lane and Lombard Street.

Police say that the cyclist passed a traffic island on the wrong side of the road and collided with the woman, aged 62, who was knocked to the ground.

She was taken to hospital where it was discovered her left hip had been fractured, and she needed a hip replacement operation.

While the bike rider – police have not specified whether the cyclist was male or female – stopped at the time and spoke to someone helping the woman, he or she did not leave any contact details.

The above CCTV image has been released showing the cyclist, circled, at top right, while towards the bottom, the woman can be seen being helped away by two men.

Detective Constable Dominic Shaw of City of London Police said, “We would like the cyclist or anyone who witnessed the incident on 30 September to come forward and speak to us. Any detail will benefit our investigation.”

Police add that the cyclist was riding a mountain bike or hybrid, and was dressed in a hi-viz jacket and helmet, the latter possibly yellow.

Officers can be contacted on 020 7601 2999. Alternatively, anyone with information can call the charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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.

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