Mare Street crash: Cyclist, 20, fighting for her life

10:04 15 October 2016

Mare Street was closed between Amhurst Road and Graham Road following the crash. Picture: @TfLTrafficNews

Mare Street was closed between Amhurst Road and Graham Road following the crash. Picture: @TfLTrafficNews


A young woman is fighting for her life after a crash in Mare Street early this morning.

Police we re called just after 4.20am. Picture: @LAS_JRUPolice we re called just after 4.20am. Picture: @LAS_JRU

The 20-year-old was cycling near the junction with Amhurst Road when her bike collided with a car.

She was rushed to hospital with head injuries by medics. Scotland Yard said her injuries are thought to be life threatening or life changing.

Police were called just after 4.20am and closed Mare Street for two hours between Amhurst Road and Graham Road.

The driver of the car stopped at the scene. They were not arrested and are assisting police with their enquires.

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