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Cyclist "critical" after Central London bus collision

Rider taken to hospital by air ambulance after incident on Strand on Saturday afternoon

Police have appealed for witnesses after a cyclist was seriously injured yesterday in a collision involving a bus on the Strand in central London.

Officers say they were called to the scene at the junction with Arundel Street, WC1, shortly after 5pm on Saturday 4 June.

The cyclist, aged in his 40s, sustained serious head injuries and was taken to hospital by air ambulance with his condition is described as “critical.”

The driver of the bus was not arrested but was said to be helping police in their investigation.

Witnesses are requested to call the Metropolitan Police’s Merton Traffic Garage on 0208 543 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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