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A fourth cyclist has been killed on London’s roads this year with police appealing for witnesses

Claire Hitier-Abadie

Claire Hitier-Abadie who died in the fourth fatal London cycling death in 2015. Image: Met Police

A fatal collision involving another cyclist during yesterday’s morning rush hour in Victoria has led to an appeal for witnesses.

The cyclist has been named as 36-year-old Claire Hitier-Abadie.

Claire was from France, a mother of two, and living in Marylebone, Westminster.

She died at the scene after colliding with a tipper lorry on the junction of Bressenden Place and Victoria Street in SW1.

Police were asked to repond just before 8 am.

Police officers, London Ambulance Service paramedics and London Fire Brigade firefighters were all on the scene but the cyclist was unresponsive and ‘pronounced dead at the scene.’

The Serious Collision Investigation Unit based at Merton Traffic Garage say the driver of the truck  stopped  and no arrests have been made.

Because it was the peak of the rush hour, there were a number of people within the area. and anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information is asked to call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 020 8543 5157 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Prior to Mrs Hitier-Abadie’s death there had been three fatal cycling accidents in London this year- a trend that is higher than the national average.

  1. January 20, 29-year-old Stephanie Turner, a physiotherapist, was killed in an accident with a lorry in Stamford Hill in north London.
  2. February 2, 34-year-old music producer and sound engineer Akis Kollaros, died after a collision with a lorry in Homerton in east London.
  3. February 6, 26-year-old fashion designer Federica Baldassa was killed after an accident with a lorry in London’s Bloomsbury Square.

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