London Olympic bus kills cyclist


Rescuers and policemen stand at the site of an accident on August 1, 2012 outside the Olympic Park in London, after a man was killed as his bicycle was involved in a collision with an Olympics shuttle bus.



An Olympic media bus struck and killed a cyclist in London on Wednesday. An AFP reporter witnessed the gruesome aftermath. The reporter saw a man's legs protruding out from under the huge bus, on a road outside the Olympic park. 

Police and an air ambulance came to the scene after the crash and soon pronounced the cyclist dead. The driver, in his mid-60s, was then arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, BBC News reported

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The bus driver was later released on bail, the Associated Press reported. The victim has been identified as a 28-year-old man named Daniel Harris. 

The double-decker bus had been carrying journalists covering the Olympics. After the crash on Wednesday, journalists were told that all media shuttle buses would be suspended for the rest of the night, the Wall Street Journal reported. "The police are investigating the accident, and our thoughts are with the cyclist's family," the London Olympic organizing committee said in a statement to the WSJ.

Many people have been concerned about the safety of London residents during the Olympics, especially after the Olympic security debacle came to light. But those concerns have focused on hypothetical terrorist threats, not Olympic shuttles.