Dalston crash leaves woman fighting for her life after being hit by cyclist who fled carnage in East London

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A WOMAN is fighting for life after a cyclist ploughed into her in a hit-and-run horror smash in London.

The pedestrian, aged in her 50s, was crossing the road in Dalston, East London, during rush hour when the male cyclist struck her.

A woman is fighting for life after she was struck by a cyclist in Dalston, East London
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She was rushed to hospital in a life-threatening condition following the crash at around 5pm yesterday.

The cyclist initially stopped after being launched from his bike but fled moments later.

His bike was later found abandoned around a mile away with cops launching an investigation.

No arrests have been made and police are trying to trace the victim’s next of kin.

Detective Constable Darren Case, of the Serious Collisions Investigations Unit, said: “This is a shocking incident as it appears the cyclist involved did not stop to assist the victim or contact the emergency services, instead making off.

“We need to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time. Did you see the cyclist before, during or after the collision? Maybe you are in possession of dash cam footage or filmed the cyclist on your mobile phone.

“We are also appealing directly to the cyclist along with his friends and family who may know of his whereabouts.”

Charlie fatally hit mum-of-two Kim Briggs in London and only received 18 months in jail
Charlie fatally hit mum-of-two Kim Briggs in London and only received 18 months in jail
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A new law to be unveiled this week could see cyclists face life sentences if they kill someone
A new law could see cyclists face life sentences if they kill someone
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A cordon was in place in Dalston while emergency crews dealt with the horror.

Anyone with information should contact the SCIU at Chadwell Heath on 020 8597 4874 or call 101 quoting CAD 5837/28 August.

It comes amid plans for a “death by dangerous cycling” law to be introduced in the UK after mum-of-two Kim Briggs was killed while crossing the road.

Charlie Alliston was jailed for just 18 months last September after speeding into the 44-year-old on a “fixie” bike with no front brake in a fatal collision in February 2016.


Alliston was cleared of manslaughter but convicted of causing bodily harm by ‘wanton and furious driving’ under a 1861 law meant for dangerous horse-and-carriage drivers.

Three pedestrians died after being hit by a bicycle in 2016, with a further 108 sustaining serious injury, according to one study.

Around 100 cyclists a year are killed and more than 3,000 seriously injured in crashes with cars on British roads.


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