Cyclist Dies Two Days After Wareham Crash

A cyclist, badly injured in a crash with a car in Wareham, has died in hospital.

58-year-old Richard Ellis, from Essex, was flown to Southampton General after the collision on Worgret Road on Sunday evening (3 April).

A Dorset Police spokesperson said:

"It is with great sadness to report the 58-year-old male cyclist from Rayleigh in Essex, identified by his family as Richard Ellis, sadly passed away at Southampton General Hospital yesterday evening.

"His family have requested privacy at this difficult time."

No arrests have been made in relation to the collision.

The collision, involving a car and a pedal cycle, occurred on Worgret Road near to Worgret Manor at around 6.10pm on Sunday 3 April 2016.

A black Nissan Almera, driven by a 26-year-old woman from Portland, collided with Mr Ellis' bicycle. He suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken by air ambulance to Southampton Hospital. The driver of the Nissan was uninjured.

The road remained closed for several hours while emergency services dealt with the incident.

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