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Reading cyclist dies following collision with pedestrian

Police appeal for witnesses

A cyclist involved in a collision with a pedestrian in Earley earlier this week has died from his injuries. Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which took place at the Three Tuns crossroads on Monday, March 20 at around 7.30pm.

The 29-year-old cyclist turned onto Church Road from Wokingham Road at the same time as a pedestrian was crossing the road.

Following a collision, the pedestrian was taken to hospital with minor injuries, while the cyclist was airlifted to John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford with serious head injuries. Get Reading reports that he died there on Wednesday, March 22.

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 Wayne Reece of the joint operations unit for roads policing said: "This incident has very sadly resulted in a man losing his life and I am appealing for information from anyone who saw this happen or who has any information relating to it.

"If anyone has any details which they think could help our investigation, please call the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number on 101."

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