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10 hours ago
A cyclist is seriously injured after being hit by a lorry in south-east London.
The man, aged in his 20s, was left in a “pool of blood” after colliding with the vehicle on Jamaica Road in Bermondsey just before 8am.
Witnesses said a group of fellow cyclists and passers-by rushed to help the injured man and hold up traffic while waiting for emergency services to arrive.
The cyclist was rushed to a central London hospital by ambulance, where his condition was later described as “serious but stable”.
Stuart Fisk, who passed by minutes after the collision, said the man was lying on the floor “being tended to by multiple people”.
He said: “His eyes were open and the top half of his body was moving. His legs appeared to have been damaged with material bleeding from that area.
“There were abrasions on the road surface which suggested either he and/or the bicycle had been dragged across the road perhaps 3-4 metres.”
He added that the driver of the lorry was “visibly distressed”.
Other witnesses took to Twitter to describe the scene, with one writing: “I saw a cyclist lying in a pool of blood on #JamaicaRoad this morning after both legs run over by a truck.”
The road was closed off temporarily while emergency services responded to the collision.
Police said no arrests have been made in connection with the incident.