Cyclist dies after being hit by bin lorry on a pedestrian crossing

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Cyclist dies after being hit by bin lorry on a pedestrian crossing
CREDIT: Emergencias Madrid

A cyclist has died after being hit by a bin lorry on a pedestrian crossing in Madrid.

THE 44-year-old woman was struck as she crossed Institución Libre de Enseñanza in the capital, a crossing which is regulated by a traffic light.

On arrival, Samur medics found the victim with “very serious injuries to her legs”.

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As she was being treated, she went into cardiac arrest and despite resuscitation attempts, she died at the scene, reports Emergencia Madrid.

A police investigation is underway.


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