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Wednesday 26 October 2016 09.54 BST
The father of a woman killed by a lorry as she cycled to work through south London has said her family have been “destroyed” by her death.
The 32-year-old waitress was the seventh person to die while cycling in London this year. She had lived in the capital for four years and had just started working at a chain of Vietnamese restaurants.
Her father, Davide Ciccioli, told the Evening Standard: “We are destroyed. We still cannot comprehend what has happened, we don’t believe it.”
Ciccioli was hit just before 8am on Monday as she rode through rush-hour traffic on a busy junction. One witness said he saw officers run from a a police station opposite, adding that the scene was “too traumatic” to describe.
London’s air ambulance joined other medical teams sent to help, but paramedics could do nothing for the victim. The driver of the lorry that collided with Ciccioli stopped at the scene of the crash and was not arrested.
According to information released by the construction logistics and cyclists safety network, seen by the Standard, the vehicle was travelling west towards Wandsworth and was not turning at the time of the accident.
Ciccioli said he had last spoken to his daughter on Sunday, when she told him she would be giving up her bicycle for a while because her new job was seven miles from home.
“I don’t know why she had decided to take it again.” he said.