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Cyclist killed in collision in Plymouth

Incident date: 
Sat, 12 Mar 2016

A cyclist has died and a man has been arrested after a crash with a car in the early hours of 12 March.

The car driver, a 23-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following the crash in Plymouth.

Emergency services were called to Outland Road by a member of the public shortly after 03:00 GMT.

Police said the 34-year-old male cyclist was taken to Derriford Hospital where he died from his injuries

As a result of the seriousness of incident the road was closed by police between Segrave Road, opposite Plymouth Argyle’s Home Park stadium, and Peverell Park Road.

A spokesman for the South Western Ambulance Service said paramedics were called to the scene at 3.05am, arriving just three minutes later.

Police said they are very keen to hear from anyone who may have been in the area of Outland Road around 3am on 12 March, who may have seen the cyclist at any point along the road.

Anyone who can assist police is asked to contact them on 101 quoting police log number 76 of 12/3/2016.

  • UPDATE 14/03/16

A 24 year old Plymouth man, Sonny Richards of Wanstead Grove Honicknowle, was due to appear in custody this morning at Plymouth Magistrates Court, charged with causing the death of the still un-named cyclist by careless driving whilst under the influence of alcohol, and an additional offence of failing to stop after an accident.

The cyclist has not yet been named as the police are still tracing the next of kin.

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