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Cyclist dies after colliding with parked car in York

Police appeal for witnesses after fatal crash on Sunday evening

A cyclist has died after colliding with a parked car in York.

North Yorkshire Police were called to the incident on the city’s Holgate Road at 7.15pm on Sunday evening.

The bike rider, a 51-year-old man, was taken to Leeds Royal Infirmary with serious head injuries, but died on Monday.

Police say that his next of kin have been informed, but are not yet able to release details of his identity.

Officers are urging anyone who witnessed the collision, or who saw the cyclist beforehand, to get in touch by calling 101 and quoting reference number 12190062550. 

The cyclist was riding a yellow bike and wearing a grey sports top, blue cargo trousers and a khaki baseball cap.

Simon joined 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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