Woman killed in road crash

ONE woman was killed and another left fighting for her life last night after an horrific collision between a car and a bicycle. A 21-year-old cyclist died after becoming trapped under a car following a collision in Berechurch Hall Road, Colchester, at about 8.

ONE woman was killed and another left fighting for her life last night after an horrific collision between a car and a bicycle.

A 21-year-old cyclist died after becoming trapped under a car following a collision in Berechurch Hall Road, Colchester, at about 8.30pm.

The driver of the red Alfa Romeo Spyder, which had been heading towards the town, was also in a critical condition after the accident.

The cyclist became trapped under the car and had to be removed by emergency service personnel before being rushed to Colchester General Hospital. It was later confirmed she had died from her injuries.

Witnesses said the bike had been thrown more than 20ft by the impact of the collision.

A passenger in the Alfa, who was not seriously hurt, was being treated for severe shock by ambulance service personnel at the scene.

Most Read

The road was closed off as police started their investigation into how the accident happened.

A spokesman for Essex Ambulance Service said the cyclist had suffered severe head injuries.

He said: "The cyclist was trapped under the back end of the car. The driver of the car, a woman thought to be in her 40s, also has severe head injuries."

Anyone who witnessed the accident should call Stanway road policing unit on 01206 762512.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter