London police investigate a fatal crash involving a cyclist on Adelaide St., north of Dundas St., June 13, 2018. (Photo by Miranda Chant, Blackburn News)

Cyclist Killed In Collision With Flatbed Truck

A cyclist is dead after a crash involving a flatbed truck near London’s Old East Village.

The man was riding his bike southbound on Adelaide St., just north of Dundas St. when he collided with the truck that was travelling in the same direction around 12pm on Wednesday. The cyclist was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

London police are not confirming reports from witnesses that the cyclist slid under the flatbed.

“It is too early to tell,” said Constable Sandasha Bough. “We are still in the early stages of this investigation and we are asking if anyone was in the area, if anyone witnessed anything to please speak to the officers who are on scene or give us a call.”

The name and age of the cyclist have not been released. Police are working to notify the man’s family.

Adelaide St. between Dundas St. and Queens Ave. was closed while the police collision reconstruction team was at the scene to investigate the cause of the fatal collision. It has since been reopened.

This is the second fatal crash involving a cyclist in London this year. Tae-Khun “Thomas” Ha, 85, was killed in a hit-and-run January 2 while riding his bike on Dundas St. at Hale St. A 38-year-old London man was later charged with leaving a collision scene causing death.

Police are reminding everyone who uses London’s streets to share the road and be vigilant about safety.

“Pay attention to your surroundings – whether you are a cyclist, a pedestrian or driving just be aware of those surroundings and pay attention to everybody,” said Bough.