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Police appeal following New Year cyclist fatality

The cyclist was hit by the driver of a Ford Fiesta on New Year's Eve and died the following day...

A cyclist has died following a collision in Oxfordshire on New Year’s Eve.

The 52-year-old from the village of Marcham, Oxfordshire, was cycling on the A415 Marcham Road, near Abingdon, at around 21.40 when he collided with a driver in a blue Ford Fiesta.

The man was taken to Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital with a serious head injury but died on New Year’s Day.

According to Thames Valley Police both the cyclist and driver were travelling in the same direction, towards Marcham, when they collided.

Thames Valley Police are appealing for witnesses.

Investigating officer Julie Hunt, of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit based at Bicester, said: “I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision to contact the police immediately.

“I would also urge anyone travelling between Abingdon and Marcham on the A415 Marcham Road in either direction between about 9.25pm and 9.45pm on New Year’s Eve who saw a cyclist to come forward.  

“If you have any information please contact the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.

Officer Hunt says if witnesses don’t wish to speak directly to police they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at


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