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London cyclist dies following collision with another bike rider

Police appeal for witnesses after fatal incident on New King's Road on Monday evening...

Police in London are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist died following a collision involving another bike rider on the New King’s Road at approximately 7pm on Monday evening.

According to the Metropolitan Police the victim, a male in his late 60s, sustained serious head injuries in the incident and died in a West London hospital yesterday.

Officers say that the other cyclist involved, a man aged 25, stopped at the scene of the collision at the junction of New King’s Road and Grimston Road in the borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, but was not arrested.

The junction in question is not controlled by traffic lights.

The deceased cyclist has not yet been formally identified, although his next of kin have been informed.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Roads and Transport Policing Command on 020 8543 5157, or the charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Simon joined 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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