Olympics driver bailed over cyclist death
The driver of an Olympics bus has been bailed by police after a 28-year-old cyclist died in a road accident.
Met Police said the man in his mid-60s, who was driving a coach full of journalists, was arrested at the scene of the collision at East Cross Route near Hackney Wick station at around 9.30pm on Wednesday night.
The incident happened at about 7.45pm and the cyclist was pronounced dead by an air ambulance doctor shortly after.
Formal identification is yet to take place although next of kin have been informed.
The collision is being investigated by the Met's Road Death Investigation Unit. The driver will return to a police station later this month.
A London 2012 spokesman said: "We can confirm that a cyclist tragically died as a result of a collision with a bus carrying media from the Olympic Park this evening. The police are investigating the accident and our thoughts are with the cyclist's family."
Anyone with information that could assist this investigation should call the RDIU on 020 8597 4874. Alternatively, to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.