Keir Starmer crashed into cyclist 'while trying to perform a u-turn'

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer crashed into a cyclist 'while trying to perform a u-turn close to a busy junction near his London home' witnesses claim EXCLUSIVE: Keir Starmer crashed into cyclist trying to U-turn, witnesses say Eyewitnesses also claimed that the cyclist was a Deliveroo rider on electric bike Sir Keir's office say he was trying to park and was not performing a U-turn

By Vivek Chaudhary For Mailonline

Published: 21:27 GMT, 27 October 2020 | Updated: 22:22 GMT, 27 October 2020

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Sir Keir Starmer crashed into a cyclist while trying to perform a U-turn close to a busy junction with traffic lights, eyewitnesses have told MailOnline.

The Labour leader, 58, was involved in a collision near his home on Grafton Road, Kentish Town, North London on Sunday.

It took place between The Grafton pub and the adjoining OYO Camden hotel with two eyewitnesses claiming that Sir Keir was driving on the opposite side of the road.

They maintain that he slowed down outside the Kentish Town Sports Centre, which is on the opposite side of the road to the pub and the hotel and was attempting to turn his vehicle around when he hit the cyclist. 

Eyewitnesses claimed that the cyclist was a Deliveroo rider who was using a black and white electric bike. A passer-by called an ambulance shortly after 12.08pm on Sunday.

Sir Keir's office told MailOnline that he was actually trying to park and was not performing a U-turn and that he left the scene only after an ambulance arrived. 

Sir Keir Starmer crashed into a cyclist while trying to perform a U-turn close to a busy junction with traffic lights, eyewitnesses have told MailOnline, though the leader's office say this is incorrect and he was parking

The Labour leader, 58, was involved in a collision near his home on Grafton Road, Kentish Town, North London on Sunday

The Labour leader, 58, was involved in a collision near his home on Grafton Road, Kentish Town, North London on Sunday 

Darryl, 31, who lives just yards from the scene of the accident told MailOnline: 'I was taking the shopping in and heard a loud noise. I went to see what had happened and saw an SUV across the middle of the road. It appeared as if it was trying to do a U-turn and hit the cyclist who was coming in the opposite direction.'

Electrician Darryl added: 'There were a few scuff marks on the driver side door. At

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