Pedestrian dies following collision with cyclist near Harrogate

Cyclist remains in hospital after incident yesterday morning in North Yorkshire

A pedestrian has died following a collision with a cyclist near Harrogate yesterday morning.

North Yorkshire Police say the collision happened at 7.40am on Saturday morning in Dacre Banks.

The pedestrian, named as 79-year-old George Redpath from Darley, had parked his car opposite the shop and was crossing the road when he was involved in a collision with what police described as a “red racing cycle” that was being ridden towards Summerbridge.

He was taken to Leeds General Hospital, with police confirming this afternoon that he died as a result of his injuries.

The cyclist, a 62-year-old man who also comes from Darley, sustained a serious shoulder injury and was taken to Harrogate District Hospital, where he remains in a stable condition.

Police have appealed for witnesses and have asked anyone with information to call 101, select option 2, and ask for Rob Roberts quoting reference 12190156187.

Alternatively, he can be contacted on Rob.Roberts [at] northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.

Road traffic incidents in Great Britain in which a pedestrian is killed following a collision involving a cyclist are thankfully rare – around two a year on average, compared to more than 400 in which a motor vehicle is involved.

Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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