Lorry driver admits killing cyclist in a crash during rush hour

Lorry driver admits killing a cyclist in a crash during rush hour. Credit: PA

A lorry driver has admitted killing a cyclist who died in an accident at a busy junction in Victoria central London.

Claire Hitier-Abadie, 36, a French-born mother-of-two, collided with the construction vehicle during the morning rush-hour in Victoria on February 19 last year.

The driver - Alan Warwick, 61, of Rayleigh, Essex - pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving at Southwark Crown Court

He will be sentenced on April 18 at the same court.

Mrs Hitier-Abadie from Paris to London last year with her husband Pierre.

At the time, a colleague of Mr Abadie wrote on Twitter: "Absolutely devastated. My colleague's wife was killed while cycle commuting this morning, crushed by a lorry.

"The boss came over to tell us as we all work on an open floor. It's awful at work. Who does her husband hug and cry with?"