Detectives from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit who are investigating a fatal collision in Earls Court have named the victim.
Police were called at 15:45hrs on Tuesday, 19 June to Warwick Road, SW5 to reports of a pedal cycle in collision with a Land Rover car towing a trailer.
Both the bicycle and the Land Rover were travelling north on Warwick Road when they collision occurred near the junction with West Cromwell Road.
The emergency services attended and found the cyclist, a 68-year-old woman, suffering injuries. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Her next of kin has been informed.
She has been formally identified as Hilda Denham from Hammersmith.
A post-mortem examination took place on Friday, 22 June at Westminster Mortuary – we await the result.
The driver of the car stopped at the scene and is assisting police with their enquiries. He was not arrested.
Anyone who witnessed this incident is asked to contact detectives by calling the witness appeal line on 020 8543 5157.
Enquiries remain ongoing.
Statement from Hilda’s family: “Our beloved mother Hilda Denham passed away on June 19, 2018.
“Her three children and four grandchildren are devasted. She will leave a great hole not only within her family but also within her community. Hilda was a vivacious, vibrant, kind, generous, beautiful soul. She was an amazing force to contend with – full of life, energy and light. She was the first to offer help, guidance and support; whether you were a friend or a stranger.
“She will be enormously missed by her grandchildren. When in their company she connected as a child with them. She would paint, play tag, play football and always find ways to have fun.
“She and her husband John, were great conservationists and philanthropists. They helped and supported many charities in the UK and abroad. They founded and ran the Pacuare Turtle Reserve in Costa Rica and won a beautiful acknowledgment from the National Geographic’s as Travelers of the year – https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/travelers-of-the-year-2013/john-and-hilda-denham/