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Female cyclist fighting for her life after collision in Clerkenwell

"I saw her being resuscitated. She looked pretty bad," said one witness

19 September, 2018 — By Emily Finch

Police block part of St John Street to traffic as two vehicles are towed

A CYCLIST is fighting for her life after being hit by a car in Clerkenwell this morning.

Witnesses described paramedics treating the woman for almost an hour following the collision in St John Street at around 11:30am on Wednesday.

She was taken to an East London hospital where she remains in a “critical condition”

“She looked pretty bad,” said a restaurant worker, who witnessed paramedics attempting to “resuscitate” the cyclist.

“They took a long time to stabilise her before taking her away in an ambulance.”

The worker, who asked to remain anonymous, added: “The police officer told us the cyclist was a doctor.

“I was told a van stopped in front of her and she fell onto the road and was run over by a black cab who didn’t see her.”

Another office worker told the Tribune that the cyclist looked “really bad” when she was being moved into the ambulance.

A black cab is taken away from the scene 

Police were called to the stretch of St John Street at the junction with Clerkenwell Road at 11.30am and the cyclist’s next of kin have been notified.

A black cab and a white van were removed from the scene at around 5.30pm and the road was re-opened to traffic shortly afterwards after being closed for six hours.

 

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