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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 joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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