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Great Ormond Street geneticist dies after Clerkenwell cyclist collision

55-year-old cyclist dies a day after crash in St John Street

21 September, 2018 — By Emily Finch

Professor Maria Bitner-Glindzicz 

A FEMALE cyclist who was involved in a collision in Clerkenwell on Wednesday has died.

Police have named the cyclist as Professor Maria Bitner-Glindzicz, a 55-year-old doctor and researcher at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital who specialised in curing childhood deafness.

As reported in the Tribune, witnesses described seeing paramedics treat Professor Maria Bitner-Glindzicz for almost an hour in St John Street before taking her to an east London hospital. She remained in a “critical” condition but died yesterday. Her next of kin have been informed.

Police and ambulance crews were called to the stretch of St John Street at the junction of Clerkenwell Road to reports of a collision between a stationary vehicle, a licensed Hackney taxi cab and a cyclist at just after 11.30am.  The drivers of the two vehicles stopped and were not arrested. They are assisting police with their enquiries.

Officers from the Serious Collision unit are seeking witnesses to the collision and would like to hear from anyone with dash cam footage at that time.   Anyone with information is asked to call the unit on 0208 991 9555. Alternatively tweet @MetCC or call 101 quoting reference 2701/19 Sept.

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