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Olympic bus hits, kills cyclist near stadium

6:04 AM, Aug 2, 2012   |    comments
General view of the Olympic rings in victory park at athletes village. (Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports via US PRESSWIRE)
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(AP) LONDON - London's Metropolitan Police say an Olympics bus has hit and killed a bicyclist near the Olympic Park in east London, an accident that required authorities to halt bus transportation in and out of the park.

Police say the 30-year-old cyclist was pronounced dead Wednesday about 30 minutes after the 7:45 p.m. accident on Ruckholt Road in east London about 1 mile (1.5 kilometers) north of the Olympic Stadium.

Ambulance units including a helicopter-borne unit tried to save the man.

The police say no one aboard the bus was reported injured and nobody has been arrested. The police force has launched an investigation into what caused the collision.

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