It was with great sadness to receive the extremely distressing news that a women, aged in her twenties, died whilst cycling yesterday morning (7 April 2020) as a result of a collision near North Cheam in the north-west of the borough. Our thoughts are with the support services, the police, the medics from the London Air Ambulance and others who attended the scene. But most importantly, our thoughts are very much with the family of the young woman, and everyone who knew her.
On 15 April 2020, police named the young woman who died in the collision as Rachel Brown, who was just 25 years old. Later the same day, the Evening Standard reported that Rachel was cycling to work when she died, and that she worked as an Intelligence Analyst with the Metropolitan Police.
Sutton Guardian (7 April 2020): Cyclist in her 20s dies in Worcester Park crash.
Surrey Live (7 April 2020): Cyclist in her 20s dies in London Road collision near Worcester Park.
Metropolitan Police (15 April 2020): Police name woman who died in Worcester Park collision.
Sutton Guardian (15 April 2020): Police name 25-year-old cyclist who died in Worcester Park crash
Evening Standard (15 April 2020): Police tributes to ‘cherished’ key worker killed while cycling to work
road.cc (24 April 2020): Cyclist deaths double during lockdown – at twice the average for the time of year
road.cc (26 April 2020): 15 cyclists killed on UK roads in first month of lockdown – here’s what we know so far
08.04.2020; updated 17.04.2020 and 26.04.2020