Wimborne cyclist killed in Southampton crash

Cyclist and car in crash on major city route

Cyclist and car in crash on major city route

First published in News

A WIMBORNE man was killed yesterday morning after a multi-vehicle crash in Southampton.

 

The 48-year-old, who was cycling on the A33 Mountbatten Way into the city centre, was wearing a bright orange fluorescent jacket at the time of the collision.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving – a 37-year-old from West End who was driving a white Ford Transit minibus, and a 56-year-old from Fordingbridge who was driving a silver Mercedes Coupe.

 

Both men were still in custody yesterday evening.

A Home Office pathologist will conduct a post mortem on Thursday at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester, and the man will not be identified by police until then.

 

Police are appealing for witnesses who saw the collision, or who saw the cyclist prior to the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to ring 101 and ask for Operation Ruddy at the Road Death Investigation Team at Eastleigh.

We have opened comments on this story to allow people to leave tributes. Please don't use comments to debate cyclists and motorists. Anyone who does will have their account suspended. Thank you.

 

 

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5:12pm Mon 17 Dec 12

MPK83i says...

Sad times.
Sad times. MPK83i
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5:17pm Mon 17 Dec 12

monkeyface says...

We were sat in this two-hour queue this morning getting into Southampton and it is always sad when accidents like this happen, even more so with Christmas a week away You could tell it was a bad one and it left a cloud over the day. The police did as best a job possible in controlling traffic flow. I have to say, it did look a lousy bit of road to be riding on due to the speed and volume of traffic. Thoughts and prayers with this gentleman's family
We were sat in this two-hour queue this morning getting into Southampton and it is always sad when accidents like this happen, even more so with Christmas a week away You could tell it was a bad one and it left a cloud over the day. The police did as best a job possible in controlling traffic flow. I have to say, it did look a lousy bit of road to be riding on due to the speed and volume of traffic. Thoughts and prayers with this gentleman's family monkeyface
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5:25pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Pablo23 says...

This really shouldn't be happening as regularly as it seems to be.

Condolences to the family.
This really shouldn't be happening as regularly as it seems to be. Condolences to the family. Pablo23
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6:05pm Mon 17 Dec 12

downfader says...

RIP.

I live in Southampton and ride a bike here. Had a few people contacting me about this after they heard. General horror and shock at what has happened. Our condolences go out to the poor man's family and friends
RIP. I live in Southampton and ride a bike here. Had a few people contacting me about this after they heard. General horror and shock at what has happened. Our condolences go out to the poor man's family and friends downfader
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11:02pm Mon 17 Dec 12

ScoobyVic says...

We have opened comments on this story to allow people to leave tributes. Please don't use comments to debate cyclists and motorists as we will be forced to switch them off.

Nice to see people respecting the Echo's request for tributes only!

R.I.P whoever you were, my thoughts are with family and friends and also all the emergency services, never a nice scene to deal with.
We have opened comments on this story to allow people to leave tributes. Please don't use comments to debate cyclists and motorists as we will be forced to switch them off. Nice to see people respecting the Echo's request for tributes only! R.I.P whoever you were, my thoughts are with family and friends and also all the emergency services, never a nice scene to deal with. ScoobyVic
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6:53am Tue 18 Dec 12

Ash_69 says...

Echo - please close the comments. People can't be trusted.

The same went the way of the Daily Echo (Southampton) comments yesterday where it soon went into a war of words.

My heartfelt condolences to the poor cyclists family and everyone else affected too.
Echo - please close the comments. People can't be trusted. The same went the way of the Daily Echo (Southampton) comments yesterday where it soon went into a war of words. My heartfelt condolences to the poor cyclists family and everyone else affected too. Ash_69
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10:07am Tue 18 Dec 12

saynomore says...

Why cant the money raised by motoring fines( car cameras and speed cameras)be used to create as many cycle lanes as possible to protect cyclists,no more deaths please.Such a trerrible thing to happen anytime of the year,my thoughts are with his family at this sad time.
Why cant the money raised by motoring fines( car cameras and speed cameras)be used to create as many cycle lanes as possible to protect cyclists,no more deaths please.Such a trerrible thing to happen anytime of the year,my thoughts are with his family at this sad time. saynomore
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11:46am Tue 18 Dec 12

tony.b says...

My heartfelt wishes to his family & friends x
My heartfelt wishes to his family & friends x tony.b
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