Cyclist killed in collision near Wetherby – car fails to stop

18 October 2013

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was killed in a road traffic collision near Wetherby.

The cyclist, a 38-year-old local man, was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision, which occurred at around 5.20pm on Thursday 17 October 2013, on the B1224 York Road.

He was riding from Bickerton towards Wetherby with a grey Vauxhall Astra and a black Ford Fiesta travelling behind him, when all three vehicles were overtaken by a black Vauxhall Corsa around 120 metres from Spring Lane.

As the Corsa passed the line of traffic, the cyclist collided with the Astra and the Fiesta.

The Corsa failed to stop at the scene of the collision and officers are urging its driver to come forward and help with their enquiries.

If you were the driver of the Corsa or have any other information that can help the investigation, please contact North Yorkshire Police on 110 – select option 2 – and ask for Traffic Constable Andy Macleod or Inspector Mick Barron.

The road was closed while officers investigated the collision and was reopened at around 12.40am on Friday 18 October 2013.

Alternatively, information can be emailed to or

Please quote reference number 12130180501 when passing information about this incident.


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