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Cyclist, 14, killed in A595 collision

Cumbria Police are investigating the fatal road traffic collision which happened on Friday evening

Officers are investigating a fatal road traffic incident after a 14-year-old cyclist was killed in a collision with a car being driven on the A595 in Cumbria.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which happened on Friday 8 April, at Prospect Hill, Waberthwaite, and involved a silver Kia Sorento.

Cumbria Police received a report of the collision at 8.06pm and confirmed the rider of the mountain bike, a 14-year-old boy from the local area, died at the scene.

The road was closed for an extended period of time and officers are now appealing for anyone who was in the area and may have witnessed the incident to contact them.

A spokesperson for Cumbria Police said:

Officers investigating a fatal road traffic collision on the A595 are appealing for witnesses.

At 8.06pm yesterday (8 April) police received a report of a collision on the A595 at Prospect Hill, Waberthwaite. The collision involved a silver Kia Sorento and a mountain bike.

The rider of the mountain bike, a 14-year-old boy from the local area, died at the scene.

Officers are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed this incident to contact them.

Anyone with information can report it on Cumbria Police's website, quoting incident number 172 of 8 April 2022, or by phoning 101 or emailing the Serious Collision Investigation Unit via SCIU [at]

Dan joined in 2020, and spent most of his first year (hopefully) keeping you entertained on the live blog. At the start of 2022 he took on the role of news editor. Before joining, Dan wrote about various sports, including football and boxing for the Daily Express, and covered the weird and wonderful world of non-league football for The Non-League Paper. Part of the generation inspired by the 2012 Olympics, Dan has been 'enjoying' life on two wheels ever since and spends his weekends making bonk-induced trips to the petrol stations of the south of England.

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