Cyclist dies following collision in Exeter


A cyclist has died in hospital following a collision in Exeter at the weekend.

The collision involved a black BMW car and a woman on a bicycle and happened on Western Way at around 8.35pm on Saturday 7 August.

The cyclist, a 53-year-old from Exeter, was taken to hospital with serious injuries. She sadly died on Monday 9 August.

Police have appealed for any witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage to contact them.

Sergeant Keith Parkinson, of the Exeter Serious Collision Investigation Team, said: “The BMW was travelling from the Paris Street roundabout direction when the collision occurred at the junction with Barnfield Road as the cyclist was crossing Western Way towards the Southernhay direction.

“I am aware that this road was busy at the time and I am sure that someone would have witnessed what happened, but they have not yet come forward. I would urge them to please get in touch to help with our enquiries.

“I would also ask any motorists who were travelling in the area at the time of the collision to please check their dashcam footage to see if they have captured anything of relevance.”

A 21-year-old man from Plymouth was arrested on suspicion of driving while unfit through drink/drugs.

He was later further arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and has been released under investigation while enquires continue.

Call police with information on 101, or email, quoting log 979 of 7 August 2021

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