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Cyclist killed in collision with coach in City of London

First cycling fatality in the capital of 2012

City of London police have confirmed to that a cyclist involved in a collision with a coach on Bishopsgate this lunchtime has died. It is the first fatality of a cyclist in the capital during 2012.

A spokesperson for City of London police said: “ City of London Police was contacted at 1305 on Friday 3rd February 2012 following a collision between a cyclist and a coach at the junction of Wormwood Street and Bishopsgate.

“City of London Police attended the scene, as did the London Ambulance Service.

“Sadly the cyclist, a man believed to be around 60 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene by the London Ambulance Service.

“Witnesses should contact the City of London Police on 020 7601 2222.

“A 61-year-old man from Essex has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The Times reports that the victim, whose identity has not yet been disclosed, is the tenth cyclist to die in Britain this year. The newspaper also said that the vehicle involved was an airport shuttle coach belonging to the company Terravision. 

It added that an eyewitness had described seeing a police cordon around a bicycle "broken in two."


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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