Search

Female cyclist fighting for her life after Wapping smash

13:20 04 November 2011

Police have closed sections of the Highway in Wapping after a female cyclist collided with a lorry this morning

Police have closed sections of the Highway in Wapping after a female cyclist collided with a lorry this morning

2010 Getty Images

A female cyclist is fighting for her life after colliding with a lorry on a busy Wapping junction this morning.

The crash occurred at around 9.30am where Dock Street meets the Highway.

The 27-year-old woman was rushed to the Royal London hospital in Whitechapel where her injuries are being treated as life-threatening.

She is said to have suffered serious injuries to her legs, arms and pelvis.

A passerby who was on the scene shortly afterwards, and is a regular cyclist himself, said the junction has been singled out as a potential accident spot by bike groups.

He said: “This is very distressing. I was cycling in that same area last night and was nearly killed.”

Motorists were stopped from entering the area from the east for two hours after the crash and the west-bound side remains closed.

The male driver stopped at the scene, the Metropolitan Police confirmed, and has been arrested.

The London Ambulance Service sent an ambulance as well as an emergency response car, emergency response motorcycle, the on-duty response vehicle and a member of the London Air Ambulance.

The collision is the second involving a cyclist in the area in the last fortnight.

Just last week a 58-year-old man was killed when his bike collided with tipper lorry on the junction of Bow Road and Payne Road.

Brian Dorling, from Hounslow, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The male lorry driver, who stopped at the scene, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and was bailed pending further enquiries.

Latest East London News Stories

13:08
Toddler hurt in traffic accident

A two-year-old toddler is fighting for his life today after being air-lifted 10 miles to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel following a road accident.

Yesterday, 23:52
Thefts from fire-stations end in jail for raiders

The last of three thieving conspirators who broke into fire-stations stealing emergency equipment to smuggle abroad for cash has been sentenced today.

Yesterday, 14:29
.Luthur Edwards... died after being stabbed outside York Hall

Detectives investigating the murder of Luther Edwards on the steps of east London’s York Hall have made a fifth arrest, Scotland Yard has just confirmed.

Thu, 21:58
Bethnal Green's Morpeth Secondary [Google image]

Any confusion over the change in the way schools’ performances are now assessed with today’s GCSE results hasn’t stopped Bethnal Green’s Morpeth Secondary reaching for the stars.

Wed, 16:34
The 'stink' hole just yards from houses next to former Phoenix smelting works site

A woman with cancer and a 10-month-old baby girl are among hundreds of people hit by fumes from contaminated canalside land in London’s East End where a wartime smelting works once stood.

Tue, 14:33
Dr Claire Sheppey and her burned-out top-floor flat in north London

A hero doctor from the 2005 Aldgate terrorist Underground train bombing 11 years ago died after discarding a cigarette in a plastic bag causing a fire in her top-floor flat, an inquest heard today.

Tue, 13:10
'Mini Manhattan' as City Island will appear on a loop of the River Lea

The first batch of 100 new apartments put on the market at the new ‘Mini Manhattan’ London City Island complex under construction on the Leamouth Peninsula in east London has been snapped up.

Tue, 10:39
Floating algae that was silting up the Limehouse Cut

Youngsters in London’s East End have been helping to rid the Limehouse Cut of litter and to clean up the water chocking with algae.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

You could win £15,000 to spend on either their mortgage or a deposit towards the home of their dreams

Wouldn’t it be lovely to have a period of time when you simply don’t have to worry about finding the money each month to pay your mortgage? When you don’t have to put money aside from your monthly income, or worry about having to afford other essential outgoings?

Which book character do you share cleaning habits with?

Whether you have more in common with put-upon Cinderella, emotionally turbulent Jane Eyre, or easily distracted Mole, you’re sure to appreciate that one lucky winner will receive four sessions of free cleaning. Enter our quiz for your chance to win. All runners up will get £10 off their first clean when making a repeat booking.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now