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Witness appeal after Yorkshire cyclist dies following HGV collision

49-year-old man who lost leg in incident on Saturday dies in hospital

North Yorkshire Police have appealed for witnesses after a cyclist who lost a leg following a collision with a lorry on Saturday died in hospital.

The crash took place at around 8.45 on Saturday morning near Eggborough at a roundabout at the junction of the M62 and A19.

The victim was a 49-year-old man from near Goole, dressed in black and red cycling kit and riding a Specialized bike, and had a black and red rucksack.

The man, whose identity has not yet been revealed by police, was taken by air ambulance to Leeds General Infirmary, but died there of his injuries.

Traffic Constable Zoë Billings of North Yorkshire Police’s major collision investigation team, said: "If you witnessed the collision and have not yet contacted the police, I urge you to do so straight away.

"I am particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have seen the pedal cycle prior to the incident and ask them to get in touch as soon as possible."

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, select option 2 and ask for David Minto, or email mcit [at] northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk, in both instances quoting reference number 12140166260.

Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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