Updated: 16-year-old girl killed in Cambridge named as Beth McDermott
Young cyclist killed in two-car collision
Cambridgeshire police have named the young cyclist killed in a collision with two cars on Wednesday night as Elizabeth Helen Byrne-McDermott.
Cambridge News reports that her college principal, Christine Sherwin, described her as “a very creative young person with brilliant ideas”.
Beth McDermott was attended by ambulance crews and taken to Addenbrooke’s hospital after the crash between Milton Road and Birch Close, Cambridge just before 7pm.
She died of her injuries during the night.
Ms Sherwin said that Beth's classmates and college staff were struggling to come to terms with what had happened.
She said: “She was a very creative young person with brilliant ideas and was able to demonstrate an independent approach to her studies very early on in the courses.
“She was committed to her studies and always willing to put in the extra effort to achieve her very best.
“She was a popular student who got on really well with everyone in lessons.
“Staff and students at the college were very upset and are still coming to terms with this devastating news and our sympathies go out to her parents and all those who knew her.”
Witnesses reported a bobble hat circled with chalk in the middle of the road outside the Milton Arms pub. On the adjacent grass verge was bike with a front wicker basket, bent back on itself.
The cars involved are reported to be a yellow Peugeot 307 and a grey Audi A3 TDI. Nobody from the cars was injured. The Peugeot had a smashed windscreen.
Police have asked that anyone who saw the crash should call 101.