Cyclist, 44, dies after Bethnal Green lorry collision

11:18 28 June 2011

Peter McGreal was knocked down during rush hour

Peter McGreal was knocked down during rush hour


A man hit by a lorry as he rode his bike through rush hour traffic has died.

Peter McGreal, 44, was struck at the junction of Pritchard’s Road and Hackney Road in Bethnal Green at 8.30am last Tuesday (June 21).

The dad-of-one, from St Johns Road, Walthamstow, was thought to be on his way to the London Metropolitan University where he worked as a graphic designer.

He had suffered severe leg and pelvic injuries and died at the Royal London Hospital on Saturday.

An inquest is expected to be opened tomorrow.

It is believed he leaves behind a partner and toddler.

The driver of the lorry – a yellow ‘tipper’ – did not stop at the scene but was traced later that day.

Police are now appealing for any witnesses to the collision to come forward.

DC Nick Burt of the road death investigation unit at Chadwell Heath, said: “This collision happened in the middle of rush hour so there would have been numerous people in the vicinity of Hackney Road and Pritchard Road.

“If you saw the collision, or the events leading up to the collision, please contact us.”

A man in his fifties has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving.

He is bailed to return to an east London police station on September 12.

Anyone with information should call 020 8597 4874.

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