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26 year old woman cyclist killed in collision at Bank, City of London

Bank- busy junction of several roads in the City of London. Image: Google Satellite.

Bank- busy junction of several roads in the City of London. Image: Google Satellite.

A 26 year old woman cyclist has died after a collision with a tipper truck at the Bank junction in the City of London this morning.

City of London police officers and medics from the London Ambulance Service all did their best to provide emergency treatment but she was overcome by her ‘life-threatening’ injuries.

Commuters and witnesses to the incident reported being extremely shocked and shaken by what they had seen.

Many used social media to say prayers and express hopes for the cyclist’s survival.

This turned to sorrow and condolences for her family.

Update 23rd June 2015

The cyclist who died has been named as 26 year old Ying Tao, a newly married Oxbridge graduate working for global consultancy PwC.

She was originally from China and educated at both Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

Update 29th June 2015

Hundreds of cyclists organised a ‘die-in’ vigil and protest at the Bank junction in her memory.






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