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Police appeal after teen cyclist killed in Scotland

16-year-old died after collision in Moray on Sunday morning

Police Scotland have appealed for witnesses after a teenage cyclist was killed in Moray this morning.

The boy, aged 16, who was riding a mountain bike, died at the scene of the collision which took place at around 11 o'clock on Sunday morning on the B90101 between Forres and Kellas.

The vehicle involved was a white Volkswagen Golf, reports STV.

A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “[We] can confirm that a male 16 year old cyclist has died following a collision on the B9010 Dallas to Kellas road just after 11am.

“The collision involved the cyclist and no one in the Golf was injured and the cyclist died at the scene."

He added: “Police have appealed to anyone who witnessed the incident to contact them on 101.”

Simon joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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a_to_the_j | 7 years ago
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I've cycled this road a few times out of work too .... hit me hard this has, especially the picture shown above.....

my thoughts are with the family.......

unfortunatley - there are lots of dangerous roads in Moray / Highlands - roads that are A roads but not dual laned, or marked,  yet slightly wider than a single lane...

lots of fast cars

lots of blind bends

lots of inaction too by the councils

sorry to turn this into a rant but  IMHO up here in Highlands / Moray - cycle lanes are only built to attract tourists to tourist areas (loch ness for example) , and so regular local cyclists and commuters get nothing - my commute into inverness is typical of many that i hear - no infrastructure for getting any satellite towns safely into a town center / city - we suffer from unlight, potted rat-run A roads...

Of course we get the politicians photo opportunity of opening XX millions of cycle way in the City and how this is the start of a "cycle revolution", yet its mostly pink painted lanes filled with parked cars and give way's at every junction making it a nonsense.

Every survey suggests more people would cycle if they felt the roads were safer - so why are we not actually doing this!

 

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danthomascyclist | 7 years ago
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I assume he was wearing helmet, lights and high-viz, otherwise the police would have probably managed to squeeze some victim-blaming into their statement.

 

So without any witness, we're probably going to have a classic "the sun was in my eyes, he came from nowhere, he swerved, I was forced to run him over because I was in a rush, my life is ruined it keeps me awake at night" nonsense that sees the perpertrators walk away

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Das | 7 years ago
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Here is the other picture, which tells its own story.   2

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CeB0wkaWwAARcXV.jpg

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Mark By replied to Das | 7 years ago
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Das wrote:

Here is the other picture, which tells its own story.   2

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CeB0wkaWwAARcXV.jpg

A nearside impact with no pavement or footway nearby. Um

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Condor Andy replied to Mark By | 7 years ago
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Mark By wrote:
Das wrote:

Here is the other picture, which tells its own story.   2

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CeB0wkaWwAARcXV.jpg

A nearside impact with no pavement or footway nearby. Um

That's what I was going to comment on. Seems pretty self explanatory really.

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ChrisB200SX replied to Das | 7 years ago
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Das wrote:

Here is the other picture, which tells its own story.   2

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CeB0wkaWwAARcXV.jpg

I estimate that to be a 60mph+ impact.

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Gkam84 | 7 years ago
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This is sad and really hit home with me, from age 12 onwards, I used to use this road on a regular training loop I had, right up until I moved from the area at 19. It was a dangerous road at the best of times back then, no idea what it's like now, because it was a back road, cars used to fly round the corners with little regard to what was around the bend to them. I hope this isn't the case here.

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