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Cyclist dies in lorry collision near Lambeth Bridge

The cycle trapped under the wheels of the lorry
Image caption The accident happened near Lambeth Bridge

A cyclist has been killed in a collision with a tipper lorry in central London.

The 55-year-old woman was struck by the HGV near the junction of Horseferry Road and Millbank, close to Lambeth Bridge, at 09:30 BST.

The emergency services, including the air ambulance, were called but the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 40-year-old lorry driver stopped at the crash site but was not arrested, Scotland Yard said.

A Transport for London (TfL) spokesman said it was the fifth cyclist death on the capital's roads this year.

Leon Daniels from TfL said: "We are truly saddened that a cyclist has lost their life.

"Our sympathies are with family and friends. A full investigation into the incident will be carried out."

A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

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