FATAL COLLISION: A cyclist has died following an early morning crash
Published on 13-05-21
Police have launched an appeal for information after a cyclist died following a collision on the A19.
At about 1.35am on Thursday May 13th, officers received a report of a collision involving a Ford Fiesta and a cyclist on the A19 northbound between A183 Offerton and the A1231 North Hylton.
Emergency services attended the scene but sadly the male cyclist – in his 20s – died as a result of his injuries sustained. The man’s next of kin have been notified and have requested that their privacy is respected at this time.
The road was closed overnight following the incident and reopened shortly after 7am today.
An investigation has been launched into the circumstances surrounding the collision and officers are now appealing for witnesses to come forward.
Police would especially like to hear from anybody who was travelling on the A19 northbound in the Sunderland area at that time who may have dashcam footage, or anybody who witnessed a pedal bike being ridden on the road.
In particular, they would like to hear from the driver of a heavy goods vehicle that was in the area at the time and who may have witnessed the collision.
Sergeant Dave Roberts, of Northumbria Police, said: “This is clearly a tragic incident that has resulted in a man in his 20s losing his life. Our thoughts are with his family at this awful time.
“We are determined to find out what happened in the moments immediately before this collision and now need the public’s help.
“This is a busy road and we believe other drivers may have seen a man riding a pedal bike on the northbound carriageway in the early hours of this morning. If you did and have any information – no matter how insignificant you feel it may be – please come forward and speak to us.
“Please also take time to check your dashcam footage and get in touch if there is absolutely anything that could assist our enquiries.”
The force have said “anyone with information is asked to contact police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of our website or by calling 101 quoting log 47 130521.”
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