Exeter: Appeal For Cyclist To Come Forward

Police have renewed their appeal for witnesses to a fatal road traffic collision in Exeter in which a 12-year-old boy died.

Scene of crime police tape

The young boy has been named as Leo Gregory from Exeter. 

Emergency services were called to Topsham Road near Countess Wear at 3.10pm on Thursday 28 August, after a collision between the boy and a skip lorry at the pedestrian crossing. 

Leo sustained serious injuries and was taken to Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital where he was pronounced deceased shortly after arrival. 

The lorry driver was uninjured. 

The road was closed for five hours while serious collision investigators carried out an examination of the scene. 

CCTV footage from the scene shows a cyclist cycling close to the collision just after it has occurred. 

This cyclist travels from Countess Wear roundabout direction, crosses Topsham road between the scene & the roundabout onto the south side of Topsham road, then cycles away from the roundabout towards Topsham.

 The cyclist appears to be wearing a dark top and white trousers. 

Officers are keen to speak to the cyclist as a potential witness who may have information. Police are appealing to the cyclist to contact them on 101 quoting incident number 480 of 28th August.

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