First London hire bike crash victim was Frenchwoman
- 9 July 2013
- From the section London
The first person to be killed riding a hire bike in London was a 20-year-old Frenchwoman, it has emerged.
Philippine Degerin-Ricard was struck by a lorry on Cycle Superhighway 2 outside Aldgate East station in east London, at 18:30 BST on Friday.
It was the first fatal crash since the "Boris bike" scheme began in 2010.
A post-mortem examination earlier found she died of multiple injuries. An inquest will open and adjourn on Wednesday at Poplar Coroners Court.