Woman cyclist killed in central London rush-hour accident


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A woman in her 20s has been killed in a rush-hour collision in central London.

The accident happened during this morning's rush hour on Victoria Street at the junction of Palace Street. 

Emergency services arrived at the scene within three minutes but the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

One passer-by wrote on Twitter: "Just walked passed a harrowing scene on Victoria street where a cyclist has been knocked down and unfortunately have lost their life"

Another wrote: "Dead body in Victoria street through a bike accident. R.I.P to the person. May God give strength to his/her fam. Cyclist be careful on road."

A London Ambulance spokeswoman told the London Evening Standard: "We were called at 8.20 to reports of a road traffic collision on Victoria Street. We sent a motorcycle responder, an ambulance crew and a duty officer to the scene. The first arrived in 3 minutes. Sadly the patient, a woman reported to be in her 20s, was dead at the scene."

According to reports the lorry driver stopped and no arrests have been made.