Royal Family: Queen’s doctor Peter Fisher killed in London cycling accident – Express.co.uk
Dr Peter Fisher, 67, served as a homeopathic physician to the Queen for over 15 years as part of the royal medical household.
He died after being struck by the lorry yesterday at around 9.30am in High Holborn, London, as he made his way to work.
The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine (RLHIM) described Dr Fisher as “a highly regarded colleague and friend”.
Dr Fisher is the seventh cyclist to die in the capital this year.
Dr Fisher tragically died during National Cycle to Work Day after colliding with a lorry in London (Image: FACULTY OF HOMEOPATHY)
Mr Fisher was also the President of the Faculty of Homeopathy.
The chief executive has described him as an “irreplaceable” talent” who was a “giant” in all of his fields.
Dr Fisher chaired the World Health Organisation’s working group on homeopathy.
Sir Marcus Setchell, Her Majesty’s former surgeon-gynaecologist, told the Evenign Standard: “He was much respected as a good doctor who saw homeopathy as complementary to medical care.
“We are all shocked by his tragic loss.”
Mr Fisher treated Her Majesty the Queen for over 15 years (Image: NHS)
Dr Fisher was declared dead at the scene, despite bystanders desperately attmepting to save him.
Police, the London Ambulance Service and an air ambulance all responded to the incident, which occurred at around 9.30am on Wednesday morning.
No arrests had been made, while the the lorry driver involved in the accident stopped at the scene.
He is said to be “assisting police with their inquiries”.
Officers and investigators cordon off the scene of the accident in High Holborn on Wednesday (Image: TWITTER/LONDON999FEED)
Police have appealed for witnesses and information on the fatal collision.
In a statement yesterday, the force said: “Officers were called at approximately 09:30hrs on Wednesday, 15th August to reports of a collision between a lorry and a cyclist on High Holborn, WC1.
“Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended. The cyclist, a man aged 67, was pronounced dead at the scene.
“The driver of the lorry stopped at the scene. No arrests have been made.”
Police are appealing for members of the public who were in the immediate vicinity of High Holborn near to Newton Street and Southampton Place and witnessed the collision to step forward.
Additional reporting by Joe Gamp