Two accidents on London's streets have left one cyclist dead and another seriously ill tonight. During rush hour one cyclist collided with a bus at a junction on Kennington Park Road.
Just a few hours later a man in his 40s was hit by a bus on a tram line in Croydon. He was taken to hospital where he died. He's become the 11th cyclist killed this year in the capital - three have died within the last week. Rags Martel reports.
The partner of a town planner who became the tenth cyclist killed this year on London's roads has described his death as a "senseless tragedy". Speaking to the Evening Standard, Satish Padiyar said:
"This is a senseless tragedy, as it is surely relatively easy to make cycling a completely safe way to get around London - the London for which Francis did so much exciting and extraordinary professional work."
The cyclist who died in a road accident in Holborn on Monday has been named. He was 54 year old Alan Neve from Poplar.
The driver of the tipper lorry - a 51-year-old man - was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and taken into custody at a north London police station. He was bailed to return in October.
Anyone with any information should call the Road Death Investigation Unit witness line on 020 8998 5319.