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Lorry driver arrested over fatal cyclist crash in High Barnet
The driver of a lorry that knocked down and killed a cyclist in High Barnet yesterday was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving.
The 66-year-old female cyclist died almost instantly when she was struck by the industrial dumper truck in High Street, outside St John the Baptist Church, shortly before 3pm.
The 45-year-old driver, who stopped at the scene, was detained by officers and has since been released on bail.
Shocked witnesses placed a coat over the woman before paramedics arrived and declared the fatality.
The assistant curate of the neighbouring church also came out to say a prayer over the woman’s body after the emergency services arrived.
Formal identification of the body is yet to take place.
The driver of the lorry, owned by building contractors Fitzgerald and Burke, is due to answer bail on December 17.