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Manchester cyclist who rode home after collision dies of cardiac arrest

Police appeal for information about crash Jason Lee Gibbs was involved in on Friday lunchtime

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) have launched an appeal for information after a man who had been involved in a collision with a motor vehicle as he cycled home from work on Friday suffered a cardiac arrest later that afternoon and died in hospital yesterday.

Jason Lee Gibbs, aged 44, was riding home to Moss Side from his work in Gorton when the collision took place sometime between 1.10pm and 1.50pm on Friday 22 July, say police. He fell off his bike but remounted and continued his journey.

He went to bed when he arrived but had a cardiac arrest at around 5.30pm and was taken to hospital, where he died early on Sunday morning.

According to police, he was riding a blue Kona Fire Mountain bicycle and wearing a blue helmet. Officers are unable to determine whether the vehicle involved in the collision was moving or stationary.

PC Neil Pennington of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “My thoughts are with Jason’s family at this distressing time and we have specially trained officers supporting them.

“Unfortunately, we don’t have full details of where the collision happened or what vehicle was involved, but I am urging anyone who saw the collision or was involved to come forward

“It may not have appeared serious at the time, but a man has died, and any information you have, no matter how small, could help us piece together what happened.”

Police have asked anyone with information to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741, 101 quoting incident number 160 23/07/16, or the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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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