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Cyclist seriously hurt in crash on Tower Bridge

A cyclist is seriously injured in hospital after a crash on Tower Bridge.

The crash happened on Tower Bridge in the early hours of this morning Credit: Reuters

The 25 year old man collided with a mini and was found lying in the road by police around 3.45 this morning. He was taken to a hospital in East London for treatment and police say his condition is serious but not thought to be life threatening.

The bridge was shut to traffic throughout rush hour and has since reopened - but serious delays are continuing and drivers are being warned to avoid the area if at all possible.

Three cyclists have been killed so far on London's roads this year. The latest victim has now been named by police as 26 year old Frederica Baldassa. She was killed in a collision with a truck on Bloomsbury Square in central London on Friday evening.