Man arrested on suspicion of causing cyclist’s death by dangerous driving after crash in Leeds

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A 41-year-old male cyclist died after a collision between a bicycle and a car in Leeds last night.

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Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident in Gelderd Road, which occurred at around 6.40pm, when a Rover 45 collided with a cyclist on the A62 near the entrance of a waste management site.

The cyclist received emergency treatment by paramedics but they could not save him.

Detective Sergeant Carole Greaves of the Major Collision Enquiry Team said: “This collision has occurred during the latter part of the rush hour, yet I am certain there will have been a number of people travelling along the A62 at the time who may hold vital information about the incident.

“I would urge anyone who saw the incident itself, or who saw either the vehicle or pedal cycle before the collision to come forward. Enquiries are ongoing.”

A 29-year-old male has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, and remains in custody.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact PC James Harrison at the Major Collision Enquiry Team via 101 quoting 1156 of the 18/08.

2 November 2013...     Police patrol Elland Road at Leeds United's match with Yeovil. (TJ1001/01d). Picture Tony Johnson

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