Cyclist killed in Mitcham Road crash named as Neil Turner
THE cyclist killed in a collision with a car on Mitcham Road in Croydon on Tuesday has been named as Neil Turner.
The 31-year-old, a Northern Line tube train driver from Sevenoaks in Kent, was fatally injured in a collision with a Peugeot 307 at about 5.10am.
Police and paramedics were called and London Air Ambulance attended, but Mr Turner was pronounced dead at 5.51am.
A post-mortem gave his cause of death as a serious head injury, and an inquest was opened and adjourned at Croydon Coroner's Court yesterday.
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Nigel Holness, Operations Director for London Underground, said: "Neil was a professional and hard working train operator who had worked with London Underground for many years.
"His death is a tragic loss which will deeply affect his colleagues and our thoughts are with his loved ones."
Police are appealing for a 'significant witness', who stopped at the scene and spoke to another witness but left before the ambulance arrived and did not speak to police.
The driver stopped at the scene and has not been arrested.
Anyone with any information about what happened can contact the Metropolitan Police Service's Road Death Investigation Unit on 020 8941 9011.