Cyclist dies following collision with car in Rawcliffe Lane, York

York Press: Police at the scene of the accident in York in which cyclist Derek Duffill died Police at the scene of the accident in York in which cyclist Derek Duffill died

Updated: A CYCLIST who suffered serious head injuries when his bike collided with a car in York has died.

Derek Duffill was knocked from his bike while cycling on a mini roundabout between Rawcliffe Lane, Green Lane and Eastholme Drive, in York.

The 67-year-old, who lived off Green Lane, was wearing a flat cap and not a safety helmet.

He suffered serious head injuries and was taken by ambulance to York Hospital, where he later died.

The collision happened at about 10.25am on Saturday and involved a grey Toyota Hilux pickup, which was turning right from Eastholme Drive into Rawcliffe Lane, and a dark and light blue pedal cycle. The driver of the Toyota, a man from York, was uninjured.

City of York councillor Joe Watt, who represents the Skelton, Rawcliffe and Clifton Without ward, said: “It is a tragedy for the community. It is very saddening. “It causes me considerable concern and I think one of the lessons for cyclists is that they have to cycle defensively and be visible. Wearing a helmet can also make the difference.”

Rawcliffe Lane was closed between Reighton Avenue and Eastholme Drive for several hours while officers from the Collision Investigation Unit carried out inquiries.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision or saw the cyclist or the Toyota prior to the accident to get in touch.

Phone TC Gemma Brett on 0845 60 60 247 or email TC Brett at gemma.brett@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk quoting incident number 12090210022.

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