Cyclist killed in crash horror
A RESIDENTIAL road in Newquay was closed for around five hours on Monday evening following the death of a 33-year-old cyclist.
The man – who is believed to have been local – was killed when the cycle he was riding was involved in an accident at St Mary’s Road.
No other vehicles were involved.
He was cycling down a path that runs downhill and onto St Mary’s Road.
The incident occurred around 6.40pm and the man suffered serious injuries at the scene.
He was taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital at Treliske by Air Ambulance but died a short time later.
It is believed he was not wearing a helmet. Collision investigators examined the scene and police informed the man’s next of kin.
Police are currently treating the death as unexplained.
Sgt Reggie Butler, who attended the scene, said: “Wearing a helmet is certainly worthwhile, as is checking your bike to ensure it is safe and in good working order.
“I can say from personal experience that my life has been saved by a helmet. Around two years ago I was hit on the A39 and without that helmet my head would have been smashed to pieces.
“This is a personal plea to everyone who rides a bike to wear a helmet,” he added.
|#1 21/07/2012 09:10||Julie Atkinson commented...|
It should be made mandatory by law to wear a helmet, we have emigrated to New Zealand and it is illegal to ride a push bike with no helmet.