Second cyclist to die on Hackney streets in 2 weeks
Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist died following a collision with an HGV lorry, travelling along Homerton High Street yesterday afternoon.
A Met Police spokesperson said: “Police were called at 4:20pm on Monday, 2 February to reports of a cyclist in collision with a HGV in Homerton High Street junction with Mcintosh Lane, Hackney.
“Officers and London Ambulance Service attended to find a 34-year-old man suffering from critical injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene a short while later”.
No arrests have been made. The driver of the HGV stopped at the scene and is helping police with their enquiries.
Online sources are saying the victim is a Greek national living in Dalston. He is believed to be a Music Producer/Sound Engineer, an avid cyclist who is a member of the London Dynamo Cycle club.
The accident occurred within yards of an Ambulance station, Fire Station and Homerton Hospital and is the 2nd cycling death in both Hackney and London within 2 weeks.
Police are urging witnesses and anyone with information to call police on 0208-543-5157 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555-111.
— Ryan Francis (@Ry_Francis) February 2, 2015