Saturday, 4 July 2009

Van driver kills child cyclist

AN 11-year-old schoolgirl last night died after suffering serious head injuries in a crash in Abingdon.

Ty-Ree Partridge was cycling home from Larkmead School’s science club when she and a van collided in Copenhagen Drive on Wednesday night.

Her death, coming nine months after another Larkmead pupil, Sarah Waterhouse, died in a cycling accident, sparked calls for safer roads in the town. Larkmead headteacher Chris Harris believed Ty-Ree had been riding along the designated cycle path but did not know how the accident happened.