Horror crash for young cyclist causes traffic mayhem

TRAFFIC into central London was held up this morning after a lorry and a cyclist were in a collision in St John s Wood. A teenager riding a bike was hit and fell under the lorry at the busy junction of Wellington Road and Grove End Road around 8.45am. As

TRAFFIC into central London was held up this morning after a lorry and a cyclist were in a collision in St John's Wood.

A teenager riding a bike was hit and fell under the lorry at the busy junction of Wellington Road and Grove End Road around 8.45am.

As paramedics, police and fire rescue crews rushed to the scene, traffic was diverted along other routes such as Abbey Road and St John's Wood High Street.

"This boy on the bike was only 15 or 16 years old. He was at the junction and the lorry turned left to go up Wellington Road when it happened. He fell under the lorry," said magazine seller Nimmit Shukla.


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"I think he's going to be alright though. He was moving around when the ambulance people came and took him away on a stretcher.

"It was the lorry driver who stopped and called 999. Two motorcyclists also stopped and were helping out."

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Busy bus routes towards Baker Street and Oxford Circus had to take large detours as the junction was closed in all directions for almost an hour during the morning rush hour.

"It's been total chaos," said one commuter at the scene. "There were three massive National Express coaches trying to go down St John's Wood High Street.

"At the best of times, that road is extremely busy. But hopefully this boy is going to be OK.

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