Dalston ‘hit-and-run’: Man arrested after pedestrian left fighting for life following collision with cyclist

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer
A man has been arrested after a woman was left in a critical condition when she was knocked over by a cyclist (Matt Donald/PA)

Police have arrested a man after a pedestrian was left fighting for her life when a cyclist collided with her in a suspected hit-and-run.

The ‘shocking incident’ during Tuesday’s evening rush hour saw a woman struck by a cyclist riding an electric-assisted bike as she tried to cross Kingsland High Street in Dalston, east London.

Scotland Yard said the suspect had been arrested at an address in Islington, north London, after he contacted police late on Wednesday.

The 30-year-old was held on suspicion of causing bodily harm under Section 35 of the Offence Against Person Act, which covers incidents ‘injuring persons by furious driving’.

He was also arrested on suspicion of failing to stop and failing to report a collision.

The woman, 56, remains in hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said.

Officers are continuing to appeal for information over the incident that took place shortly after 5pm.

A spokesman for Scotland Yard said: ‘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.


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

Police later found the mountain bike-style powered cycle, made by Specialized, abandoned less than a mile away in Approach Close, Stoke Newington.

Detective Constable Darren Case said it was a ‘shocking incident that has left a woman in a life-threatening condition in hospital’.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Serious Collisions Investigation Unit at Chadwell Heath on 020 8597 4874 or call 101 quoting CAD 5837/28 August.