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Whitechapel cyclist dies after collision with bus

PUBLISHED: 15:00 26 November 2009 | UPDATED: 15:18 05 October 2010

Dorothy Rose Elder

Dorothy Rose Elder

POLICE are appealing for witnesses and information after a cyclist died following a collision with a bus in central London. Fashion student Dorothy Rose Elder, who lived in Whitechapel, died in hospital on Sunday after she was in collision with a bus at t

POLICE are appealing for witnesses and information after a cyclist died following a collision with a bus in central London.

Fashion student Dorothy Rose Elder, who lived in Whitechapel, died in hospital on Sunday after she was in collision with a bus at the junction of Southampton Row and Theobalds Road on Wednesday, November 11.

A message posted on her Facebook profile by a member of Dorothy's family said she had regained consciousness on Saturday, November 14, her 23rd birthday, but she passed away at 4.30pm on Sunday.

Police, paramedics and the fire brigade all attended the scene of the accident at 11pm on Wednesday, November 11 and Dorothy was taken to Whitechapel's Royal London Hospital in a critical condition.

She was later transferred to the St George's Hospital where she died.

An inquest into her death opened at St Pancras Coroner's Court yesterday (Wednesday) and was adjourned until June next year.

The incident is being investigated by the Met's Collision Investigation Unit at Euston Traffic Garage.

Collision investigators are keen to keen for any witnesses that were in the area at the time of the incident.

In particular they are keen to hear from a Hackney Carriage driver and his fares who where dropped near the scene around the time of the collision.

Anyone with information is asked to call the dedicated witness line on 020 7388 6806 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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