Holborn crash live: Updates after cyclist dies in lorry collision outside London Underground station

A cyclist has been killed in a horrific crash with a lorry during rush hour in Central London. The collision happened just before 10am today (March 1) outside Holborn Tube station.

The person was pronounced dead at the scene. No arrests have been made in connection with the incident so far, but the police’s enquiries are ongoing.

As a result of the crash, road closures remain in place and congestion is being reported in the local area. The A40 High Holborn is closed in the Westbound direction, according to Inrxi traffic management system, with heavy traffic reported between Procter Street and A4200 Southampton Row. It added that Southampton Row heading Southbound is blocked. There are also diversion routes in place for buses 8, 98, 243 and 521.

The London Ambulance Service said: “We sent a paramedic in a fast response car and an incident response officer to the scene. We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance. The first of our medics arrived in under five minutes. Sadly, a person died at the scene.”

A spokesperson for the Met Police said: “Police were called at 10:08am on Tuesday, March 1 to outside Holborn Station, Kingsway, WC2. An HGV was reported to be in collision with a cyclist. The London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade attended the scene. The cyclist (no further details) was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Local road closures are in place while emergency services deal. No arrests. Enquiries continue.”

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