Earl's Court crash: Female cyclist killed after being hit by car towing trailer in fourth cycling fatality this year

Sophie Williams
The 68-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene: @IamAmmanuel

A female cyclist has died after she was hit by a car towing a trailer on a road in west London.

The 68-year-old woman was struck in Warwick Road, Earl's Court, shortly before 4pm on Tuesday afternoon.

She is the fourth cyclist to die in a collision on London's road this year.

Paramedics fought to save her but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Scotland Yard said the driver of the vehicle stopped after the crash and is assisting officers with their enquiries.

The driver has not been arrested.

Warwick Road where the crash took place connects with the busy West Cromwell Road.

The woman’s next of kin have been informed, police said.

On June 3, London-based IT worker Antonio Marchesini, 52, died after an alleged hit-and-run in Deptford. Police have since arrested a man in connection with the crash.

Mr Marchesini’s death happened on World Bicycle Day and came less than a month after Edgaras Cepura, 37, and Oliver Speke, 46, were both killed on the same road in Greenwich.

They were both struck by lorries on the busy Woolwich Road roundabout in Greenwich.

Earlier this month, dozens of demonstrators staged a “die-in” protest outside Woolwich Town Hall following the deaths of Mr Cepura, Mr Speke and Mr Marchesini.

Police are appealing for witnesses to contact the Metropolitan Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 020 8543 5157.