Cyclist, 53, dies in hospital after crash with car in Exeter as police appeal for witnesses

Police have issued an appeal for witnesses and dashcam footage after a 53-year-old cyclist died in hospital following a crash with a car in Exeter.  

Emergency services were called to the collision on Western Way, at the junction with Barnfield Road, at around 8.35pm on Saturday, August 7.

It involved a black BMW car and a woman on a pedal bike.

The cyclist, from Exeter, was taken to hospital with serious injuries. She died on Monday, August 9.

Police say a 21-year-old man from Plymouth was arrested in connection with the incident and has been released under investigation.

Officers are urging anyone who witnessed the collision, or has dashcam footage from the area at the time, to come forward.

Sergeant Keith Parkinson, of the Exeter Serious Collision Investigation Team, said: “The BMW was travelling from the Paris Street roundabout direction when the collision occurred at the junction with Barnfield Road as the cyclist was crossing Western Way towards the Southernhay direction.

“I am aware that this road was busy at the time and I am sure that someone would have witnessed what happened, but they have not yet come forward. I would urge them to please get in touch to help with our enquiries.

“I would also ask any motorists who were travelling in the area at the time of the collision to please check their dashcam footage to see if they have captured anything of relevance.”

A 21-year-old man from Plymouth was arrested on suspicion of driving while unfit through drink/drugs.

He was later further arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and has been released under investigation while enquires continue.

Call police with information on 101, or email 101@dc.police.uk, quoting log 979 of 7 August 2021.

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