Cyclist dies in double-decker bus collison in London (13/11/13)
A cyclist has died following a collision with a double decker bus in the East End of London – the fifth fatality on the capital’s roads in nine days.
Police were called to the scene on the junction of Whitechapel Road and Commercial Road at 11:30pm last night.
Paramedics treated the male cyclist, who hasn’t been named, at the scene, before taking him to hospital where he was pronounced dead at 4am.
The male bus driver was treated for shock and police are now trying to locate the cyclist’s next of kin.
No arrests have been made and officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.
- UPDATE (21/11/13)
The cyclist has been named as 21-year-old Khalid al-Hashimi. The London Evening Standard reported that he died just 2 days after his 21st birthday.
Khalid’s mum, Yasmin Wahab said about her son: “He was very experienced on a bike and had been cycling since he was five. The junction where this happened is a death trap and something needs to be done to stop this waste of life.”