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First 'Boris bike' cyclist killed in lorry crash

A cyclist riding a "Boris bike" has died after a crash involving a lorry in east London.

The 20-year-old woman was struck by the lorry on Barclays Cycle Superhighway 2 outside Aldgate East station at 18:30 BST on Friday.

She was taken to hospital by ambulance but was later pronounced dead.

Transport for London said it was the first fatality involving a Barclays Cycle Hire bike since the scheme started in 2010.

BBC London's Tom Edwards reports

  • 07 Jul 2013
  • From the section London