Driver dead and cyclist in critical condition after collision in Norfolk
Police seeking witnesses to the crash

Police have released further details about a collision in which a driver was killed and a cyclist was left in critical condition in Norfolk on Thursday.

The incident happened at around 4.20pm on the A1065 at South Raynham, where an 84 year old man from Sheringham who was driving a Nissan Micra was pronounced dead at the scene.

A female cyclist, aged 31, on a green Dawes Galaxy, was discovered to have serious internal injuries, head injuries and broken bones, and was airlifted to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridgeshire where her condition remains critical.

A Norfolk police spokesman told Lynn News: “Diversions were put in place to allow emergency personnel to attend the scene and for police to carry out initial investigations. These were lifted at about 8pm.

“Officers are keen to speak to anyone who may have spotted a green/silver coloured cycle travelling towards Swaffham, the manner of driving of the Micra or witnessed the incident itself.

“They should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team at Wymondham roads policing on the non-emergency 101 number.”

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fatbeggaronabike [732 posts] 2 years ago

Obviously my sympathies to all those involved but...

Wow can't wait to see the daily fail's version of this I can just imagine the headline "lycra lout kills car driver"

A V Lowe [561 posts] 2 years ago

It does not surprise me that a crash with a cyclist can result in death or injury to the occupants of the car, although from the report it is not clear whether the car driver was killed though the crash or died in another way.

I demolished the 'A' pillar and wrote off a car when it hit me, and a videoed test of a rear-end shunt at 27mph saw the crash dummy from the bike flattening the car roof well in to the 'driver' space, so all is possible.

SteppenHerring [306 posts] 2 years ago

Anyone tempted to buy a Dawes Galaxy? I remember being almost left-hooked by a "lads" car on my commuter bike and wondering how their crappy Halfords body kit would fair against a fat bloke on a steel bike.

Seriously though, there's bugger-all information here on what actually happened.