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Cyclist dies following collision near Cheltenham

By EchoJoe  |  Posted: December 05, 2012

Gloucestershire Constabulary

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A cyclist has died in hospital following a collision on the Shurdington Road in Cheltenham yesterday afternoon.

The collision happened at approximately 3.05pm at the traffic light controlled crossing between Cotswold Van Hire and Shurdington Car Sales and involved a cyclist and a red mini.

The cyclist, an 87-year-old local man, was taken by ambulance to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol but sadly passed away a few hours later.

Witnesses to the collision that haven’t yet spoken to officers are asked to call Gloucestershire Police on 101, quoting incident number 257 of December 4.

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The road was closed until around 5:45pm whilst the emergency services worked at the scene.

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  • OnTheSofa  |  December 05 2012, 6:56PM

    what we can say is that this is a very very busy road and cyclists + cars do not mix well on it. sincere condolences to family and friends :(

  • Spud0  |  December 05 2012, 4:05PM

    Yet again conclusions are being made about cyclists without any facts about this tragic incident.

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  • IsitJimKerr  |  December 05 2012, 10:33AM

    I had my condolences removed, I wonder why?

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  • IsitJimKerr  |  December 05 2012, 9:56AM

    I cycle this road regularly, so my heart-felt condolences go to this man's relatives. We really must get to grips with the inter-action, or lack of, between cyclists and drivers. There has to be debate at the highest level, and actions filtered down to local level. As a driver, I am often incensed by the actions of cyclists. Just last week, at virtually this spot, a queue of traffic struggled to get past a cyclist, who at the time was doing everything right. He then came to the lights at Endleigh Insurance, and hopped on the pavement to get past those waiting at the red, and back on to the road in front of everyone that had patiently overtaken him. The road then being narrow we all had to start again. As a cyclist, I can honestly say I have NEVER done such a thing, as I know it winds up drivers. Also, the law has to be fair. These dark mornings, I see a cyclist with very dark clothing, no lights, cycling along the very busy A38. Yesterday there was a puddle and he swerved around it. If there had been a car close he would have snuffed it. A car without lights would have been stopped, as it's a danger to other road users. A bike without lights is just seen as a danger to themselves. Again, condolences to the family.

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