Woman, 67, who was critically injured in crash with RideLondon cyclist dies in hospital

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A woman who was left fighting for her life after a crash with a cyclist competing in the RideLondon race has died in hospital.  

The 67-year-old spent more than a month critically injured in hospital after the horrific accident, which happened as cyclists rode through Parson’s Green during the race on Sunday, July 30.

Paramedics took the pensioner to a hospital in west London with serious head injuries but she died on August 31, police said today.

The cyclist, a man in his 60s, was also injured in the crash. He was taken to hospital but has since been discharged.

Scotland Yard said they are now investigating the circumstances of the crash, which happened shortly after midday on New King’s Road near to the junction with Guion Road.

“In light of the sad news that the pedestrian in this collision has passed away, it is important that we understand more about the circumstances surrounding the collision from either members of the public or those working as part of the event,” said DS Alastair Middleton.

Competitors take part in the Classique pro women’s race on Saturday (PA)

“Please call into the incident room if you have information, footage or images that could benefit our investigation.”

The woman’s next of kin have been told and a post-mortem examination will be held, police said.

Around 100,000 cyclists turned out to this year’s Prudential RideLondon cycling events, a weekend of races including the flagship 200km ride which sees 150 of the world’s top pro cyclists ride through London and Surrey.

Other races include the 100 mile route through London and Surrey and a shorter 46 mile route through London. 

Last year’s RideLondon event was also met with tragedy after cyclist Richard Kell, 71, was killed during a crash near to Pyrford in Woking.

Anyone with information about the crash this year can call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit number on 0208 543 5157, or via the police 101 non-emergency number.


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