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Cyclist, 33, dies after lorry crashes into her between Farringdon and Clerkenwell

The crash happened at the junction of Clerkenwell Road and Farringdon Road (Google Maps)
The crash happened at the junction of Clerkenwell Road and Farringdon Road (Google Maps)

A 33-year-old cyclist has died after being hit by a bin lorry in central London.

Police and paramedics were called to the scene between Farringdon and Clerkenwell at roughly 8.30pm on Tuesday.

“A 33-year-old woman was found seriously injured. Despite the efforts of emergency services, she died at the scene,” the Metropolitan Police said on Wednesday.

“Her next of kin has been informed.”

The driver of the lorry stopped at the scene and is helping police with their enquiries, added a police spokesman.

“There has been no arrest and enquiries into the circumstances continue,” he added.

The crash happened on Clerkenwell Road, at its junction with A201 Farringdon Road.

Road closures were put in place overnight while the scene was dealt with, and were lifted shortly after 5am on Wednesday.

Officers appealed for anyone who witnessed the collision or who has dashcam footage of what happened to get in touch.

In 2022, cyclists formed a “human barrier” to protect other riders from vehicles in protest at the lack of action to improve safety on one of London’s most dangerous routes.

Cyclist Travis Nelson, 47, and his cat Sigrid were knocked off a bicycle a busy intersection between Clerkenwell Road and Goswell Road last November.

In July 2018, medics used a battlefield techniques to save cyclist Sarah Doone, a TV technician, left crushed and bleeding under a cement lorry near the Old Street roundabout.

In September 2018, Great Ormond Street Hospital doctor Maria Bitner-Glindzicz was knocked off her bike and killed when a van driver opened his door – sending her swerving into the path of a black cab.

A cyclist in his 30s was seriously injured following a collision with a double-decker bus at the busy junction between Farringdon Road and Clerkenwell Road in August 2015.

Anyone who witnessed this incident, or road users who have footage which captured events, are asked to call 101 or 020 8246 9820 @MetCC and quote CAD6903/19Mar.