Case Study

79 year old cyclist killed by skip lorry in Walton, Surrey

Incident date: 
Wed, 5 Sep 2012

A cyclist has died in hospital after his bike was in collision with a truck in Walton-on-Thames.

Police were called to Rydens Road at around 7.30am following the crash involving a skip lorry.

The cyclist – believed to be a 79-year-old local man – suffered a head injury and was taken to St George’s Hospital in Tooting, south-west London. Surrey Police later said he had died from his injuries.

The victim is yet to be formally identified.

Rydens Road was shut at the junctions with Devoke Way, Ambleside Avenue and Meadowside while an investigation was carried out, but the routes had been reopened by 11.30am.

Officers are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to contact Surrey Police’s collision investigation unit by calling 101.

Eyewitness Sophie Moore, who lives in Weybridge, saw the aftermath of the accident, with several ambulances and police cars at the scene.

She said: “Police were stopping people getting through.

“There were a few ambulances and there was the air ambulance there so I presumed things were not good.”

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