Cyclist dies in hospital after collision in Earley

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Church Road Earley
Police closed part of Church Road in Earley on Monday, March 20 after an incident involving a cyclist and a pedestrian

AN APPEAL has gone out to witnesses after a cyclist who was involved in a collision at a busy Earley crossroads died in hospital.

The 26-year-old man, was cycling from Wokingham Road and turned into Church Road, where he collided with a 29-year-old male pedestrian.

The pedestrian sustained minor injuries and was taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

However, the cyclist sustained serious head injuries and was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital for treatment where he sadly died on Wednesday, March 22.

Police closed the road aftter the incident, which took place around 7.30pm on Monday, March 21.

They were taking photographs of a bike at the scene and directing traffic while the roadblock was in place. The roadblock was lifted towards the end of the evening.

The area closed was a short stretch of Church Road that overlooks the Co-Operative food store, Martin Russell estate agents and several houses.

Now, Thames Valley Police are asking for witnesses to step forward.

Investigating officer PC Wayne Reece of the Joint Operations Unit for Roads Policing said: “This incident has very sadly resulted in a man losing his life and I am appealing for information from anyone who saw this happen or who has any information relating to it.

“If anyone has any details which they think could help our investigation, please call the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number on 101.”

If you do not want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

Church Road Earley

It was not the only incident on the roads that night.

A car went down the embankment of the B3270 between the Sindlesham Mill roundabout and the Showcase Cinema roundabout.

Police were called to the scene to direct traffic and motorists faced delays on their commute home.

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I was one of the people first on the scene with my boyfriend, we tried to help the pedestrian and cyclist as much as we can, if anyone knows how they both are now please comment as we are worried about them.

Hi Sarah,
Did you witness the accident? could you please let me know what exactly happened?
The cyclist died but i don’t know about the pedestrian.

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