Man Dies After Accident Near Olympic Park

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A cyclist died near the Olympic Park Wednesday night following a collision with a media shuttle, and police are holding a man in custody on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The site of an accident outside the Olympic Park in London. A cyclist was killed in a collision with an Olympics shuttle bus.

London, England –  A cyclist died near the Olympic Park Wednesday night following a collision with a media shuttle, and police are holding a man in custody on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Details of the case are still developing, but the Metropolitan Police said in a statement that the cyclist was a 28-year-old man. The formal identification is not expected to take place until Thursday, but next of kin have been informed, the statement said.

An earlier statement from the Metropolitan Police said that it was called at 7:42 p.m. London time to a collision between a cyclist and a bus at the intersection of routes A106 and A12 -- located near the north border of the park, close to the field hockey center, velodrome and BMX track.

The London Ambulance Service had been called around the same time and sent "a single responder in a car, an ambulance crew, the London's Air Ambulance and a duty officer. Sadly, one person - a man - was pronounced dead at the scene by the air ambulance's doctor."

The man was pronounced dead at 8:14 p.m.

Police said a man in his mid-60s was arrested at the scene at 9:28. He was also not identified, and as of late Wednesday night was in custody at an east London police station, a statement said.

LOCOG, the organizing group of the London Olympics, said in a statement that "our thoughts are with the cyclist's family."

The Metropolitan Police Traffic Investigation Unit is looking into the incident.

After the accident occurred, no buses were allowed in or out of the Media Transport Mall. Service did resume shortly after midnight.