Case Study

Cyclist killed in collision with a lorry on Bath Road, Thatcham

Incident date: 
Tue, 24 Jan 2012

A 40-year-old man from Thatcham, Berkshire, has died after the bicycle he was riding along the Bath Road was hit by a lorry on the 24th January.

South Central Ambulance Service were called to the incident at 7.48am and police were called to the scene at Bath Road near to the junction of Pound Lane at about 7.50am. The cyclist was taken by ambulance to the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading but later this morning he died of his injuries. Thames Valley Police said his next of kin have been informed.

The lorry driver was not injured and is helping police with their enquiries. Anyone who witnessed the crash or has any other information is asked to contact Pc Samantha Allen from Three Mile Cross Roads Policing Unit, on the police non-emergency number 101.

CTC's view: 

By our count the 3rd lorry-related cyclist fatality in 2012.

It does not appear that the driver of the lorry has been arrested.

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