Police in East Yorkshire have launched a witness appeal following the second cyclist fatality in the county over the Easter bank holiday weekend, after a 46-year-old man from Hull died yesterday from head injuries sustained in a collision with a car on Sunday while negotiating a roundabout in the city. On Good Friday, a 65-year-old man from Selby was killed near Brough while riding a time trial.
The cyclist involved in Sunday's incident, which took place at 4pm on Sunday at the Derringham Bank roundabout where Willerby Road and Spring Bank West meet, died in Hull Royal Infirmary yesterday from the head injuries he sustained.
Humberside Police say that they arrested and interviewed the 29-year-old driver of the Renault Clio involved in the incident, and have subsequently released him on police bail while their investigations continue.
Roads policing Inspector Mark Hughes commented: “This is a busy roundabout junction in Hull with both motorists and pedestrians in the vicinity and I am sure there will have been people around at the time who witnessed this incident."
Inspector Hughes has asked anyone who saw either the cyclist, who was riding a red and black Raleigh bike, or the black Renault Clio prior to the collision to contact Humberside Police on non-emergency number 101, citing log 430 of 31 March 2013.
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.