Monday, 10 March 2014

Cyclist dies following collision with bus in Lancaster

A 67-year-old woman has died after being involved in a collision with a bus on Lancaster's North Road last week.

Joan Behar from Lancaster sadly passed away around 6.15pm on Friday 7th March at Royal Preston Hospital. She sustained fatal head injuries following a collision with a single decker bus on  on Tuesday 4th March.

The collision took place around 3.40pm when the bus has been travelling south in slow moving traffic on North Road near to the junction with Chapel Street.

Sergeant David Hogarth from the Road Policing Unit said: “Sadly following this collision Mrs Behar has since passed away. Her family are being supported by a specially trained family liaison officer and I would appeal to anybody that witnessed this collision or with any information that could assist with our investigation to contact police on 101.

“I would be particularly keen to speak with anybody who saw Mrs Behar pushing her bike or cycling down Rosemary Lane contraflow to traffic prior to the collision.”

North Road and Chapel Street were closed for around four hours to enable an investigation to take place on the day of the accident.

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