Electric scooter rider killed in crash with lorry

A woman has died after being struck by a lorry while riding an electric scooter, police said.

The victim, in her 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene in Battersea, south-west London.

The crash happened at Queen’s Circus roundabout shortly after 8.30am on Friday.

A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said her next of kin are yet to be informed.

No arrests have been made.

A helmet lies on the ground at a scene in Battersea, south-west London, where a woman has died after being struck by a lorry while riding a scooter (Aaron Chown/PA Wire)

A London Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “We sent an advanced paramedic, two ambulance crews, an incident response officer and two medics in cars to the scene, with the first of our medics arriving in under four minutes.

“Sadly, despite the extensive efforts of medics, a woman died at the scene.”

Several roads were closed while the scene was investigated, including Chelsea Bridge and Nine Elms Lane.

Transport for London and Wandsworth Council redesigned the roundabout in 2015.

This trialled the use of raised kerbs and separate traffic lights to keep cyclists and vehicles segregated at junctions, but concerns were raised that the new layout was too complicated.

A cyclist was killed at the roundabout in July last year after being hit by a bin lorry.

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