London Evening Standard)
- BEN MORGAN
- 4 days ago
A cyclist was today critically injured after being struck by a lorry on a busy junction outside Victoria Station.
The man in his 50s was treated at the scene for “possible life threatening” injuries and was taken to a Central London hospital. The eight wheel lorry stopped at the scene.
The crash happened at the junction of Victoria Street and Buckingham Palace Road at around 11.15am today.
A large cordon remains in place near the Grosvenor Gardens entrance to Victoria Station.
Cordon: the aftermath of the crash in Victoria (Twitter/@Tash_Salmon)
The mangled red and white bike was removed from the rear wheels of the lorry at just after 2pm.
Buckhingham Palace Road remains closed near Grosvenor Gardens while police work around the lorry.
The row of bus stands outside the station remain closed with buses diverted away from the scene.
Witnesses today said an ambulance crew was there within a minite
Daniel Wright, 25, duty manager at The Shakespeare Pub, said : “The ambulance was here within 30 seconds to a minute.
“The police were here not long afterwards. They have taken our CCTV.
“The lorry was turning left but you cannot see the cyclist in the footage.
“We heard a scream and people came rushing over. We had to lock the door and told staff to come inside.”
Another witnesses, who would not be named, said: “The cyclist was alive when they got him out of the wheels of the lorry. They went straight over him. He was under the front and his bike was under the back wheels. The lorry driver can’t have seen him.”
Police said the lorry driver has not been arrested.
A spokesman said: “Police were called at 11:13am on Tuesday to reports of a road traffic collision in Buckingham Palace Road.
“Officers, the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended and found a male cyclist in collision with a lorry.
“The man, aged in his 50s, has been taken to a central hospital with possible life-threatening injuries.
“The lorry driver stopped at the scene.
“Road closures are in place.
“No arrests have been made.”