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Cyclist dies after crashing into police car

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11:10 CEST+02:00
A cyclist was killed in a crash with a police car in southern Stockholm late Friday night. At a junction by Nyboda, southern Stockholm, the cyclist careened straight into the side of the patrol car.

"The police car apparently had a green light when the cyclist came from the opposite direction and crashed into the car," Catharina Nordin, station officer of the southern Stockholm police force, told daily newspaper Aftonbladet.

Despite resuscitation attempts, the man died on the scene of the accident, according to the paper.

The officers in the car are not under suspicion of any crime. They received counseling during the night.

According to reports in Aftonbladet, the officers were not responding to any emergency at the time of the crash and therefore didn't have their blue lights flashing.

The deceased was not carrying any documents and is yet to be identified. The accident is under investigation, reported the police.

Several people witnessed the crash, and their statements were collected by the police last night.

"We've initiated an investigation, and have seized both the car and the bicycle. The police officers will be questioned eventually, but first they've got to have crisis counseling," Nordin told the paper.

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