Bridge Crash Cyclist Dies

3 August 2014, 12:48 | Updated: 3 August 2014, 12:50

A man in his thirties has become the ninth cyclist to die on London's roads this year after a crash with a car on London Bridge.

City of London police said the incident happened at about 7.30pm on Saturday 2 August 2014 and the road was closed in both directions.

A spokesman said: "There has been a collision on London Bridge between a motor car and a pedal cyclist.

"The cyclist has since died. Police are on the scene and are investigating the incident."

Passers-by, including a doctor, tried desperately to help save the dying man, who is believed to have been in his 30s.

With the London Ambulance Service (LAS) on its way, the doctor began mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and a member of the public also rushed to nearby Monument station to pick up some life-saving equipment.

A LAS spokesman said: "We were called at 7.31pm to reports of a road traffic collision involving a car and a cyclist at London Bridge.

"We sent a motorbike paramedic, an advanced paramedic, a paramedic in a car and London's Air Ambulance to the scene.

"The first paramedics arrived within six minutes of the call  coming into our control room.

"Despite the best efforts of our staff and members of the public at the scene, the patient a man reported to be in his 30s sadly died.

"We would like to thank everyone at the scene who did what they could to help - a doctor who started CPR while we were on our way and another passer-by who rushed to Monument Tube station to collect a defibrillator.

"We are sorry there was not a better outcome."