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12/09/2018 11:57 BST

Pedestrian Dies After Being Hit By Cyclist While Crossing Road In Dalston

Sakine Cihan had been in hospital for two weeks.

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A woman who was hit by a cyclist while crossing the road last month has died of her injuries, police said.

Sakine Cihan, 56, was struck by an electric-assisted pedal cycle as she crossed the road on Kingsland High Street, Dalston on 28 August.

She was taken to hospital but later succumbed to her injuries. Her next-of-kin have been informed. 

A man has been arrested by detectives from the Met Police’s Roads and Transport Command in connection with the investigation. He has been released under investigation and enquiries are continuing.

Cyclists who kill pedestrians would be treated in a similar way to dangerous drivers under the new legislation proposed by the government.

But the plans have been described by cycling campaigners as “tinkering around the edges” of road safety.

Cycling UK, a national charity, claimed a “full review of road traffic offences” is required.

The laws are being proposed by ministers after 44-year-old mother-of-two Kim Briggs was knocked over and killed by a bicycle courier in February 2016.

Briggs was killed by Charlie Alliston, then 18, who was travelling at 18mph on a fixed-wheel track bike with no front brakes.

He was sentenced to 18 months in jail after being found guilty of causing bodily harm by “wanton and furious driving”.

The Victorian legislation, originally drafted to deal with reckless handling of horses, was used because there was no cycling equivalent to the offence of causing death by dangerous driving.