Warwickshire police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a female cyclist taking part in a time trial died yesterday evening after being struck by a car.
The fatal accident took place at around 7.20pm south of the Oversley Green roundabout on the dual carriageway A46 between Oversley and Bidford and police have not as yet released the victim’s name.
The 27-year old male driving the vehicle involved, a black Audi estate, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has has been released on police bail while officers continue their investigations.
Anyone with information about the fatal accident is asked to contact Senior Investigating Officer Acting Inspector 1628 Adrian Davis on 01926 415415.
A spokesperson for West Midland Ambulance Service, quoted in the Stratford-upon-Avon Herald ,said: “On arrival crews found a middle aged woman who had suffered multiple injuries. Bystanders were carrying out CPR at the scene. The ambulance staff took over and immediately commenced advanced life support. Unfortunately, despite all of the efforts it was not possible to save the woman and she was confirmed dead at the scene.”
The newspaper claimed that due to the presence of other cyclists taking part in the time trial initially there was confusion about the scale of the incident, with four ambulances as well as a paramedic manager being dispatched to the scene.
Earlier this year, a driver received a 21-month prison sentence for causing death by dangerous drivingfrom Peterborough Crown Court after Major Gareth Rhys Evans was killed in May 2009 as he took part in a time trial in Cambridgeshire.
Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.