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)

Elderly Cyclist Identified In Fatal Collision

An elderly London man has been identified as the cyclist killed in a collision involving a flatbed truck.

Melvin Hodgins, 79, was riding his bike on Adelaide St., just north of Dundas St. around 12pm on Wednesday when he collided with the truck.

Hodgins was rushed to hospital but later died from his injuries.

Adelaide St. between Dundas St. and Queens Ave. was closed for more than six hours as police began to probe the incident.

Witnesses said they saw Hodgins slide under the truck.

The London police Traffic Management Unit continues to investigate the cause of the collision and is asking anyone with information to call them at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Hodgins is the second cyclist to be killed on London’s streets this year. In January, Tae-Khun “Thomas” Ha, 85, was killed in a hit-and-run 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.