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Cyclist dies following collision with pedestrian in Altrincham

Woman aged 49 died in hospital of injuries sustained last Friday evening

Greater Manchester Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist died from injuries sustained when she fell from her bike following a collision with a pedestrian in Altrincham.

The incident took place on Moss Lane at 5.15pm on Friday 2 January. The 49-year-old cyclist was taken to hospital but died there yesterday, say police.

PC Neil Pennington of the force’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Our thoughts and sympathies go out to this woman’s family who are being supported by specially trained officers at this tragic time.

“We have launched an investigation to establish the circumstances leading up to the collision. If you were in the area on Friday evening and witnessed the incident, please get in touch as soon as possible.”

Anyone who saw the incident or has information regarding it is asked to telephone the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741.

The woman is the third cyclist to have died on Great Britain’s roads so far in 2015.

In the early hours of New Year’s Day, Jamie Murray lost his life in a hit and run incident in St Leonards, East Sussex, with four males were subsequently arrested and bailed.

The same morning, James Stephenson was killed on the A3 in Hampshire following a collision involving multiple vehicles.

Simon joined 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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