Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Cyclists Are Run over by Bus and Lorry

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Cyclists Are Run over by Bus and Lorry

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Byline: Peter Dominiczak, Emine Sinmaz and Lucy Osborne

A CYCLIST was fighting for his life today and another has serious leg injuries after two accidents in central London.

Police said a male cyclist was critical after being hit by a lorry in Vauxhall this morning. Witnesses told how his bicycle was dragged along the road by the HGV before the driver realised what had happened.

In Aldwych, a cyclist was left with "life changing" leg injuries after being run over by a number 243 doubledecker bus.

There was chaos on roads closed while the emergency services dealt with the victims.

The first accident happened at about 7.45am today outside Vauxhall Tube.

It is believed the cyclist, thought to have been a courier, was hit from behind by the lorry. The bicycle was dragged along Vauxhall bridge before the driver realised.

Police said the cyclist was initially in a critical condition but had now been stabilised.

Sean Skinner tweeted: "Looks like cyclist hit from behind by large refuse lorry at lights and bike dragged underneath for over 200m. …

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