Cyclist Killed In Collision With Olympic Shuttle Bus

Just outside of London’s Olympic Park on Wednesday, a cyclist was killed in a collision with an Olympic shuttle bus.

An AFP reporter saw a man’s legs protruding from under the double-decker bus on a Games lane slip road leading from the park. The man’s mangled racing bicycle lay nearby. Police, ambulances, fire crews and an air ambulance were called to the incident. The man was pronounced dead by an air ambulance doctor.

The Metropolitan Police said they were called at 7.42pm (1842 GMT).

“The cyclist, a man aged 28, was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:14pm (1914 GMT).”

Next of kin have been informed and formal identification is expected to take place Thursday.

“A man aged in his mid 60s was arrested at the scene at 9:28pm (2028 GMT) on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and is currently in custody at an east London police station.”

The incident happened meters outside the perimeter of the Olympic Park behind the Riverbank Arena, where a men’s hockey match between Pakistan and Argentina was taking place.

The scene was cordoned off with police tape, while the soldiers put up black screens around the site and a blue tent was erected next to the bus.