- Cyclist in her 30s was hit by a lorry on Chelsea Bridge at rush hour this morning
- She went into cardiac arrest before being taken to hospital in critical condition
- HGV driver arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving
A cyclist is fighting for her life after she was hit by a lorry on a bridge in central London.
The 30-year-old went into cardiac arrest after being hit on Chelsea Bridge at rush hour this morning.
The driver of a HGV has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
A cyclist is fighting for her life after she was hit by a lorry on Chelsea Bridge at rush hour this morning
Paramedics, police and the air ambulance raced to the scene at 7.50am today.
The lorry driver was stopped at the scene before being arrested and taken to a police station for questioning.
The crash happened near a crossing at the junction with Grosvenor Road.
There are several road closures and delays around the area, with motorists urged to use alternative routes.
Horrified witnesses took to social media to warn others to avoid the area after the incident.
Helen Ward wrote on Twitter: ‘Accident on Chelsea Bridge this morning, looked like bike – lorry collision. I always wheel my bike over the bridge because it’s not safe.’
Melissa Fehr said: ‘That was the most traumatic commute I’ve had in years. Started with the aftermath of a cyclist HGV collision at Chelsea Bridge.’
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: ‘Officers are dealing with a collision on Chelsea Bridge.
‘A lorry had been in collision with a cyclist. London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended the scene.
‘The cyclist, a woman in her mid 30s, was taken to a west London hospital in a critical condition.
‘Her next of kin have been informed.
‘The driver of the lorry stopped at the scene and was later arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
‘He has been taken to a central London police station. Enquiries continue.’