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West Yorkshire cyclist killed in collision with bus

Police appeal for witnesses to crash that claimed life of Daniel Jackson in Batley on Wednesday

A cyclist in Batley, West Yorkshire who was killed in a collision with a bus has been named as Daniel Jackson from Dewsbury.

According to West Yorkshire Police, the collision happened 22-year-old had ridden down Soothill Lane and turned right into Grace Leather Lane.

His mother, Joelene Jacksom, confirmed on Facebook that her son was the victim, reports the Huddersfield Daily Examiner.

She wrote: “The boy was Daniel Jackson. He was my son. He loved life, his friends, his family. He will be missed in every second of forever.”

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which happened at 1140am on Wednesday 5 October.

Sergeant Carl Quinn of West Yorkshire Police’s major collision and enquiry team, said: “We are appealing for witnesses to the incident along with anyone who may have seen the cyclist prior to this incident to come forward with any information.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant Quinn on 101 quoting log number 527 of 05/10.

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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davenportmb | 7 years ago

I hate that image. Every time I see it it means another life taken or ruined.

velodinho | 7 years ago
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Tragic for all concerned but especially so for his family and friends. Accidents like this are so avoidable if everyone looked out for each other.

I hope he is remembered for the brightness he clearly brought to his loved ones.

tritecommentbot | 7 years ago
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Horrible, hope the family get all the answers they want and find peace. And justice if necessary.

Broady. | 7 years ago
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Awful to hear, the First Bus drivers round here are pretty unapologetic regarding cyclists so I hope this wasn't something that could have been easily avoided. There was a Facebook thread where a few drivers were threatening to run cyclists down a while back, pretty horrible to see.

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