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Witness appeal after collision between cyclist and lorry in Bridgwater

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: June 25, 2012

The scene of Friday’s accident

Police have issued an appeal for witnesses following a serious road accident in Bridgwater, Somerset.

They were alerted to the incident, involving a cyclist and lorry in Bath Road, near to the Morrison’s distribution centre, at about 3.15pm on Friday.

The injured man was taken by air ambulance to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol with life-threatening injuries.

Local reports suggested the cyclist had died but there was no confirmation of this when the Western Daily Press went to print last night.

The road was closed to allow collision investigators to examine the scene. Police say that anyone who has any information should contact the road policing unit’s collision investigation unit on the force number 101.

Local resident Luke Dixon told the Western Daily Press yesterday that he had come to the scene and phoned the ambulance.

He and his brother, Dan, were laying flowers at the scene yesterday afternoon. The accident happened on a new junction between Bath Road and Kings Down, a new housing development.

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