Pedestrian suffered critical injuries after collision with cyclist

Detectives from the Met Police’s Roads and Transport Policing Command have issued an image of a man they wish to trace after a woman was left with critical injuries following a collision with a cyclist.

On Tuesday, 28 August at approximately 5:07pm police were called to reports of a pedestrian and cyclist in collision on Kingsland High Street, E8.

The pedestrian, a 56-year-old woman, collided with the cyclist who was riding an electric-assisted pedal cycle, as she attempted to cross the road.

Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance.

The woman was taken to hospital where she remains with life-threatening injuries.

Her next-of-kin have been made aware.

The male cyclist initially stopped due to coming off his bike, however, he made off a few moments later.

The bike was later abandoned on Approach Close, N16 and it has been recovered by police. The bike is a ‘Specialized’ electric-assisted pedal cycle (mountain bike style).

At this stage there have been no arrests.

Detective Constable Darren Case, Serious Collisions Investigations Unit [SCIU] said: “This is a shocking incident that has left a woman in a life-threatening condition in hospital, whereby the suspect in question fled the scene.

“We’ve now issued the image of a man we are seeking in connection with the incident, and I’m urging the public to take a look at it and get in contact with us if they recognise the man.

“Additionally, I would like to reiterate my original appeal for anyone who witnessed the incident, or the cyclist feeling the scene, to come forward and tell us what they know.”

Anyone with information should contact the SCIU at Chadwell Heath on 020 8597 4874 or call 101 quoting CAD 5837/28 August.

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