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Witness Appeal After Cyclist in His Sixties Dies in Compton Van Collision

Published on: 10 Apr, 2020
Updated on: 13 Apr, 2020

Police are seeking witnesses after a cyclist in his 60s was killed in a van collision in Compton’s New Pond Road at about 4.30pm yesterday (April 9).

The cyclist was declared dead at the scene. His next of kin have been made aware.

The van driver, a man in his 40s, was taken to hospital with minor injuries.
Officers are asking for anyone who witnessed the collision, or with any other information or dashcam footage, to contact police on 101, quoting incident reference PR/P20080006.

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Responses to Witness Appeal After Cyclist in His Sixties Dies in Compton Van Collision

  1. Tim Langhorn Reply

    April 11, 2020 at 7:37 am

    When the bridge over the railway [near the entrance to Guildford Crematorium] was replaced, it was done professionally enough, but with zero thought whether its safety might be improved. Network Rail acts with a blinkered “exact replacement” policy and because there is no footway there was institutionalized bone-headedness instead of any thought whether there might be an improved crossing within the same budget.

    Accordingly, any cycle or foot crossing of the bridge is a lottery. I do not know if this was the cause of the accident, but there will surely be one at some point. Yet Network Rail is an organization that gives instructions to its (adult) staff on how to cross the road, because it is a “safety first” operation.

    Editor’s note: The police statement gave the accident location as Compton and an ambulance helicopter is believed to have landed near the Compton village end of New Pond Road.

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