Cyclist fighting for life in hospital after crashing into parked car in east London

Olivia Tobin

A cyclist is fighting for life in hospital after crashing into a parked car in east London.

The 21-year-old man is in a life-threatening condition after suffering “serious facial and neck injuries”, police said.

Scotland Yard said the cyclist crashed into the empty car on Saturday morning, at about 12.20am, on Kingsland Road, Hackney.

In a statement, the force said: “The cyclist, a 21 year old male, was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service. He remains in an east London hospital in a life threatening condition.

“His next of kin has been informed.

“The Serious Collision Investigation Unit are investigating the circumstances leading up to the collision.

“They are appealing for any witnesses or passing motorists with dash-cam footage to come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Chadwell Heath traffic garage on 020 8597 4874 or Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111.