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Chelsea Bridge collision: Lorry driver arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving as female cyclist fights for life in hospital

A female cyclist, aged in her 30s, is fighting for her life in hospital after the rush hour crash

A lorry driver has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving after a collision involving a cyclist on Chelsea Bridge.

A female cyclist, aged in her 30s, is fighting for her life in hospital after a rush hour crash in Westminster involving a lorry on Wednesday (September 27).

Metropolitan Police was called to the scene of the crash, in Chelsea Bridge , at 7.50am.

 

The male driver is being held at a police station after being arrested under suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

The cyclist remains in hospital in a "critical" condition.

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A spokesman for the Met Police said: "Officers are dealing with a collision on Chelsea Bridge. A lorry had been in collision with a cyclist.

"The cyclist, a woman in her mid 30s, was taken to a west London hospital in a critical condition.

"Her next of kin have been informed.

"The driver of the lorry stopped at the scene and was later arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

"He has been taken to a central London police station."

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Paramedics arrived on scene within six minutes of the call coming into the London Ambulance Service (LAS) control room.

An LAS spokesman said: "We sent a number of resources to the scene including two ambulance crews, two single responders and an incident response officer.

"London’s Air Ambulance was also dispatched by car.

"The patient – a woman – was in cardiac arrest.

"Extensive efforts to resuscitate her were made at the scene and on the way to hospital."

Police remained on scene for more than an hour after the collision, directing traffic while road closures were in place.

Chelsea Bridge was fully closed off during the incident, as well as Grosvenor Road in both directions between Vauxhall Bridge and Chelsea Embankment.

Traffic was delayed in Chelsea Embankment, Battersea Bridge Road and Albert Bridge Road, as Transport for London urged motorists to use other routes.

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