'Boris Bike' collision

A man has been air-lifted to hospital after he was knocked off a 'Boris Bike' in central London. The accident happened just after 1:00PM on Grays Inn Road with witnesses describing the bike as 'mangled.'

Collision victim in 'critical condition'

A man has been hospitalised after colliding with a lorry whilst riding a 'Boris Bike' in central London.

The male in his 20's suffered pelvic, chest and head injuries.

The scene minutes after the accident
The scene minutes after the accident

The ambulance service and the air ambulance attended and the cyclist has been taken to hospital. He is in a critical condition.

The lorry stopped at the scene; there has been no arrest at this time. Grays Inn Road remains closed due to the incident.

TfL: 'Incidents involving Hire bikes are rare'

We are aware of anincident involving a cyclist on a Barclays Cycle Hire bike who was injured in acollision with a heavy goods vehicle at the junction of Grays Inn Road andTheobalds Road in Camden this lunchtime. Serious incidents involving BarclaysCycle Hire bikes are thankfully extremely rare and we will assist theMetropolitan Police and the local highway authority with their investigationinto this incident.

– Garrett Emmerson, Chief Operating Officer for Surface Transport at TfL

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Air Ambulance called to cycling accident

The Air Ambulance has been called for a man who has been knocked off a 'Boris Bike' in central London.

The accident happened just after 1:00PM on Grays Inn Road with witnesses describing the bike as 'mangled.'

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Cyclist down!!! Boris bike v Truck, Grays Inn/Clerkenwell rd jct. London Air Ambulance and paramedics at scene.

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Oh no. Nasty looking accident at the Grays Inn Road/Clerkenwell road junction. Mangled Boris bike and truck at the scene.

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Unclear what happened, but Boris bike is completely twisted, back wheel crushed. http://t.co/1BuMKWbaQo

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