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Colchester: VW Golf hits pedal cyclist in morning collision

PUBLISHED: 07:43 02 July 2014 | UPDATED: 14:06 02 July 2014

Police were called to the incident

Police were called to the incident

Mill Road in Colchester was partially blocked following a collision between a man and a car this morning.

The incident occurred at the Turner Road junction.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a road crash in Colchester.

“The collision happened when a grey VW Golf struck a pedal cyclist at Mill Road shortly before 7am.

“The cyclist, a 23-year-old local man, was taken to the local hospital by paramedics and treated for minor injuries.

“He was then discharged. The driver, a 28-year-old local woman, was uninjured.

The Orwell Bridge has reopened this morning after 80mph winds battered Suffolk and brought its closure.

Body positivity is a term that is bandied about a lot at the moment and that can make it sound flippant, unimportant and self indulgent, writes Kate Dickinson.

Major traffic disruption and storm damage is being reported across the region today as gusts of up to 80mph were recorded in Suffolk and north Essex.

An MP has told parliament 20 people died in instances when ambulances arrived late to emergencies in East Anglia during a spell of intense pressure over the Christmas period.

A teacher training scheme in Colchester which works with dozens of schools in the area has been rated ‘outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted.

Several schools in Suffolk are to remain closed or open later this morning amid high winds.

Across Suffolk, dozens of bands, singers, solo acts, choirs and orchestras ply their trade on evenings and weekends as part of the county’s eclectic night time economy.

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