Thursday 25 March 2010

Southampton cycling fatality: more details emerge

Police have renewed their appeal for witnesses after a woman cyclist died in Southampton when she was in a crash with an articulated lorry. The accident happened at about 11.35am Tuesday, at the junction of Northam Road and Prince’s Street.

The cyclist is believed to be a 29-year-old Southampton woman who died from her injuries at the scene. The white-cabbed Volkswagen lorry, with a silver grain carrier trailer, was driven by a 59-year-old Cumbria man who wasn’t hurt.

Police want to hear from anyone who saw the incident or either vehicle shortly before the collision. The cyclist was on a blue bike which was on Northam Road, heading towards the city centre, before the collision. The lorry was travelling in the same direction on Northam Road.