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Cyclist dies in King’s Cross accident

11:00 05 October 2011

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A woman died after her bicycle was in collision with a truck outside King’s Cross Station.

Min Joo Lee, a 24-year-old fashion student from Korea, was pronounced dead at the scene after the incident at 11.40am on Monday.

She is the third cyclist in five years to die at the junction, which joins Euston Road, Pentonville Road and York Way.

The driver of the heavy goods vehicle, a man in his 60s, was treated for shock at hospital.

The woman is believed to have become caught under the wheels of the truck.

Dr Odeh Odeh, 32, a surgeon at St George’s Hospital, Tooting, who witnessed the aftermath, said: “I saw a mangled bicycle lying in the road with a body next to it. It was a horribly graphic scene – many people were staring in shock. It is not something you ever expect to see.

“This is a truly tragic incident.”

Cordoned off

In 2006, Emma Foa, 56, died after her bike was in collision with a cement mixer lorry at the same junction. Cyclist Madeline Wright died in 2007 near King’s Cross Station after a collision with a lorry.

A spokesman for Transport for London said: “We are extremely sorry to hear of the death of the woman following a collision with a HGV in Euston Road. More needs to be done to prevent serious harm befalling London’s cyclists, and TfL is working with other organisations across London to tackle this serious safety issue.”

The spokesman said it was the 13th cycle death in London in 2011 compared to 10 last year.

Police cordoned off the area and surrounding roads were closed until 4pm, and London Ambulance Service attended the scene.

A post-mortem examination and formal identification is now due to take place.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision to contact the Road Death Investigation Unit at Alperton on 020 8998 5319.

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