The Queen's doctor has been killed by a lorry while cycling in a notorious Central London accident hotspot.
Dr Peter Fisher, one of three official Physicians to The Queen and a renowned homeopathist, was crushed by the vehicle on Wednesday morning in High Holborn, near to the Royal London Hospital where he had practised for 35 years.
The 67-year-old is understood to have taken up cycling to work only in the last two years and was killed on “Cycle To Work Day”, a national campaign to champion pedal power over cars.
In the last five years, four have been killed near the same spot in Holborn alone.The collision with a CCF lorry, a sub-brand of Travis Perkins, took place at about 9.30am.
One eyewitness, Angei Bozianu, manager of the nearby Princess Louise pub, told the Evening Standard: “I heard a woman screaming and I looked out of the window and he was under wheel.”
目击者Angei Bozianu是附近一间Princess Louise酒吧的老板。她在接受Evening Standard采访时说，“我听到一个女人在尖叫，我朝窗外看，发现他已经倒在了车轮下。”
The Metropolitan Police said the lorry driver had stopped at the scene, was not under arrest and was assisting with their enquiries.
But they also appealed for witnesses to come forward.Buckingham Palace confirmed the Queen had been informed.
Greg white, chief executive of the Faculty of Homeopathy, said: “We have lost a leader, not just for the faculty but for homeopathy in the UK and worldwide.
“It's no exaggeration to say Peter is an irreplaceable talent.“He truly was a giant in all his fields of endeavour, which included clinician, research and academic.”