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UPDATE: Cyclist dies following collision in Horsham

Police are appealing for witnesses after a pedal cyclist died following a collision with a silver Citroen C2 car in Kerves Lane, Horsham, on Monday, December 8.
The collision occurred shortly before 11am, near Bournehill Lodge, and resulted in Kerves Lane being closed to traffic between its junctions with the A281 Brighton Road to the north and Hard’s Hill/Coldstaple Lane to the south for several hours.
Land and air ambulance paramedics attended but sadly the cyclist, a local man aged 65, died at the scene. The coroner has been informed.
A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
Anyone who saw what happened or noticed either the car or the cyclist shortly before the collision is asked to email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk or phone 101, quoting Operation Ashling.
In particular, officers would like to speak to two horseriders believed to have passed the scene shortly before the collision occurred.

2 comments on “UPDATE: Cyclist dies following collision in Horsham

  1. without speaking out of turn as I don’t know the circumstances in this incident but car drivers just do not slow down for pedestrians, horse riders and cyclists on these country lanes, when I’m out walking the dog most drivers just zoom past and make no allowance for something to happen, are they all thick or just so inconsiderate

  2. very upsetting to read any death, and as a fellow road cyclist even more so. However if you know these ‘A’ roads are likely to a continuous flow of traffic why put yourself and the dog at risk? I believe somewhere walking a dog on a road could constitute an obstruction of the highway under s137 of the Highways Act 1980. I am sure the dog would rather be off the track anyhow!

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