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Pedestrian dies after Oxford Street cyclist crash

Policeman examining bike at the scene of the crash
Image caption The cyclist stopped at the scene near the entrance to Bond Street Tube station

A 73-year-old woman has died after being struck by a cyclist on London's Oxford Street.

The pedestrian suffered a head injury in the crash, which happened at about 16:30 BST on Tuesday.

She was taken to a central London hospital but died in the early hours of Wednesday.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said the cyclist stopped at the scene of the crash.

A man was arrested at the scene on an unrelated criminal damage charge. Police have refused to confirm if he was the cyclist.

Roads in the area were closed for several hours following the crash.

Image caption Police arrested a man at the scene on an unrelated criminal damage charge.

Two pedestrians were killed in collisions with cyclists across the UK in 2015.

In 2014 there were six fatalities due to collisions with cyclists.

Last month Charlie Alliston, 20, was found guilty of causing bodily harm by "wanton or furious driving" after he knocked over and killed a 44-year-old woman while cycling in east London.

He is due to be sentenced on 18 September.

A 67-year-old woman died on 9 September after she was struck by a cyclist during July's RideLondon event.

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