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Cyclist in life-threatening condition following collision with pedestrian in Reading

Pedestrian was crossing the road

A Reading cyclist has been left in a life-threatening condition following a collision with a pedestrian on Monday evening. The pedestrian, who was crossing the road, was also taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The Reading Chronicle reports that the collision took place near the Three Tuns crossroads in Earley at around 7.30pm. The cyclist was turning onto Church Road from Wokingham Road.

The 29-year-old male cyclist was airlifted to John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. He remains in a serious condition with head injuries.

A spokesman for South Central Ambulance Service said: "We got a number of calls at 19.27 to attend a collision between a pedestrian and a cyclist.

"They were both aged in their twenties. One man was flown to John Radcliffe Hospital's Trauma Unit with life-threatening head injuries. The other man was taken to Royal Berkshire Hospital with minor injuries."

A bystander who spoke with police at the scene said: "A cyclist with no helmet came around the corner at high speed and hit a pedestrian who was crossing the road."

Investigating officer PC Justin Aylin-White of the Joint Operations Unit for Roads Policing, said: “I am appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time, and who witnessed this incident, or who may have other details which could help our investigation, to come forward.”

Anyone with any information can call the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number on 101, quoting reference '1360 (20/3)', or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.

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