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Man hit by Oxford Street bus dies on day of road deaths vigil

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Image caption Two people have died after being hit by a bus in Oxford Street in two separate collisions over two days.

An elderly man hit by a bus in Oxford Street has died on the day safety campaigners staged a vigil highlighting the deaths of cyclists and pedestrians.

The bus driver involved in the collision with the 82-year-old was not arrested and is assisting police.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has previously announced he is looking into making Oxford Street a pedestrian-only zone.

He plans to reduce pollution and create a "tree-lined avenue from Tottenham Court Road to Marble Arch".

Image caption Cyclists demonstrated outside City Hall on Friday over road deaths in May

In Mr Khan's election manifesto, he said he wanted to start with car-free days before making the area fully pedestrianised.

The death on Friday of the 82-year-old man, who has not been named, came as campaigners mounted a vigil outside City Hall to highlight the deaths of 11 cyclists and pedestrians on London's roads in May.

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