Italian prince, Filippo Corsini, 21, was pronounced dead last Monday afternoon due to a collision with a lorry in centralLondon.

The incident

According toEvening Standard, Corsini was hit by the lorry at 12.40pm, however he was pronounced dead at 1.15pm due to his serious injuries. It was reported that witnesses had seenCorsini being dragged 30 yards across a box junction.

Corsini's sister, Elena Corsini, has shared an Italian article by the websiteCorriere della Seraabout her brother on her Facebook feed, thanking them for the "beautiful article", while many of her friends sympathised with her under the comment section of her Facebook page by leaving her their love and support in Italian.

It was reported that the 42 year old lorry driver, was arrested after suspicion of careless driving arose, and taken into questioning - however, the driver was later released on bail.

This was not the first time a cycle crash has happened in London, as just last week an Italianwaitress, Lucia Ciccioli, 32, was killed by a lorry, when cycling around Battersea, south London. Which, yesterday,activists held a protestby laying their bicycles on the ground and laying down while holding up signs saying 'Stop Killing Cyclists', this event happened in the area where she was killed.

Italian Royal Family

The Corsini family have been around since the 12th Century, which makes them one of the oldest families around and also a very historicalfamily.

The family is originally from Florence, Italy, but nowadays, the family is spread around the world. In the family tree, Pope Clement XII was also part of this family, according to theEvening Standard, whom ruled from1730 until his death in1740.

Metropolitan Policeare now searching for information and looking for witnesses whom seen or know anything about the tragic incident involving the young nobleman.

If anyone knows any information, please do not resist to enter in contact with Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0208 543 5157 orCrimestoppersanonymously on 0800-555-111.

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