Cyclist dies in rush hour collision in East End
A cyclist was killed after a collision with a lorry on Thursday morning.
The driver of the vehicle was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by careless driving. The incident happened on Commercial Road at about 8.30am.
The cyclist, believed to be in his 30s, is the 14th to die on London's roads this year.
London Ambulance paramedics and an air ambulance team attended but the cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.
Enquiries are underway to find the next of kin.
The driver remains in custody. Collision investigators for the police are looking into the incident.
Speaking to the BBC, a spokesman for the London Cycling Campaign urged for "cyclist awareness training" for all lorry drivers as well as better equipment including "mirrors, cameras and sensors" on vehicles.
Anyone who witnessed the collision, or the events leading up to the collision, is asked to contact the Road Death Investigation Unit witness appeal line on 0208 597 4874.