Boris Johnson rejects calls for rush hour ban on tipper trucks after the death of another cyclist

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Boris Johnson today rejected calls for a rush hour ban on tipper trucks following the death of another cyclist.

The 26-year-old woman was crushed beneath a lorry at a busy junction next to the Bank of England.

Eyewitnesses described how paramedics fought a desperate battle in the road to save the victim's life.

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The woman is the eighth cyclist to die on London's streets this year. All but one of the fatalities involved lorries.

Cycle campaigners demanded a ban on heavy goods vehicles in central London during rush hour.

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The mayor said a ban on lorries during peak commuter periods had been considered but ruled out.