UKs first electric bicycle death as female pedestrian dies in hospital after

Speaking at the time of the crash, Detective Constable Darren Case said it was a “shocking incident”. Sakine Cihan died in hospital after being hit in east London Dalston’s Kingsland Rd. closed off to pedestrians right now close to Overground pic.twitter.com/JWxULKYk36— Bríd Stenson 📺📻🎧 (@bridstenson) August 28, 2018 Sakine Cihan died in hospital after being hit in east London Last year, cyclist Charlie Alliston was jailed for 18 months at the Old Bailey for killing mother-of-two Kim Briggs while riding an illegal Olympic-style racing bike which had no front wheel brakes.Alliston was cleared of manslaughter, but found guilty of causing bodily harm by “wanton and furious driving”.A review designed to reflect public concern over safety on the roads has prompted MPs to consider introducing a new offence of causing death by careless or dangerous cycling.Department for Transport figures show that between 2007 and 2016, pedestrians killed in collisions involving cyclists represented 0.6 per cent of total casualties on UK roads at 29.Duncan Dollimore, head of campaigns at the national charity Cycling UK, said: “The statistics show cyclists, whether on a conventional or e-bike, present a minimal danger to others.”Given the limitations and current laws governing e-bikes, Cycling UK does not believe there is any reason to suggest their use poses any greater risk to the public than a normal pedal cycle.” Police said at the time that the male cyclist initially stopped after falling off his bike, but then left the scene and dumped the dark red motorised “e-bike” a mile away.A spokesman said on Wednesday: “Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance.”The woman was taken to hospital where she sadly died.”A man has been arrested by detectives from the roads and transport policing command and has been released under investigation. A woman is believed to have become the first pedestrian to die in Britain after being hit by an electric bicycle in a suspected hit-and-run.Sakine Cihan was attempting to cross a road in east London when she was struck by an electric-assisted “mountain bike-style” pedal cycle.The 56-year-old later died in hospital. The Metropolitan Police said they believe it was the first such death to occur.So-called “e-bikes” do not require a licence and have a legal power-assisted speed of up to 15.5mph. However, they often reach much higher speeds if the rider also pedals.Police were called to Kingsland High Street at just after 5pm on Tuesday, August 28 to reports of the collisionMs Cihan, from Dalston, had been attempting to cross the road, said Scotland Yard. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.