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Another cyclist dies in London after collision with a truck

Junction of Vernon Place and Bloomsbury Square London WC1. Image: Google street view.

Junction of Vernon Place and Bloomsbury Square London WC1. Image: Google street view.

The Met Police are appealing for witnesses after a 25 year old woman cyclist was killed at around 9.20 last night in a fatal collision with a truck in Bloomsbury WC1.

Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit say the collision occurred at the junction of Vernon Place and Bloomsbury Square.

London’s Air Ambulance attended.

The 25-year-old cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

The young woman is the third cyclist killed on London’s roads this year.

Officers are in the process of informing next of kin.

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

There have been no arrests.

Police are urging witnesses and anyone with information to call police on 020 8991 9555 quoting CAD9122/7Feb or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Road closures have been in place with traffic in the area subject to diversions.

Update 9/02/2015

On Monday 9th February the Met Police named the cyclist who died as 26 year old Frederica Baldassa, an Italian national from Stepney.

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