Lorry driver bailed after cyclist dies in Commercial Road collision

12:28 07 December 2012

A lorry driver who was arrested after a fatal collision with a cyclist has been released on bail.

The male driver was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving at the scene of the incident in Commercial Road, Stepney, at rush hour yesterday (Thursday) morning. He has since been bailed pending further inquiries until March 2013.

The cyclist, believed to be in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene at rush hour. He was a cycle courier for Darwin’s Deli in Barnado Street, Shadwell, a short distance from the scene of the collision.

Colleagues described him as a “happy and friendly guy” who was “always smiling”.

Commercial Road remained closed in both directions for several hours yesterday morning.

Police are urging anyone who witnessed the collision to contact the Road Death Investigation Unit on 0208 597 4874.

Related articles

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini uses bad language repeatedly in her track I Don’t Care.

Read more

The new survival horror game is from the creator of Resident Evil.

Read more

The hugely popular trading card series now has an iPad version of the game.

Read more

Promotions

AGA Living Subscription

Every issue of AGA Living magazine is packed full of celebrity AGA owner interviews, interior and design features, ideas to inspire your culinary imagination, mouth-watering recipes and inspirational shopping ideas.

Dojo gives you hand picked recommendations for events, places and activities in London

Tired of always hearing about some amazing event in London after its gone, missing out on the best activities? That’s where Dojo comes in.

Advanced running and training technology for beginners up to elite athletes

If you’re thinking of adding running treadmill to your fitness routine, you’re on the right track! There are several advantages to running on a treadmill versus running outdoors.

The new survival horror game is from the creator of Resident Evil.

The hugely popular trading card series now has an iPad version of the game.

RAF Tornadoes successfully destroyed a heavy weapons post and vehicle with a mounted machine gun, the MoD said.

Most bodies have been found near the summit where people had stopped for a rest or to have lunch.

Quirky London