Cambridge: 16-Year-Old Cyclist Dies Following Crash

12 December 2013, 08:17 | Updated: 12 December 2013, 16:44

A 16-year-old cyclist has been killed, following a crash in Cambridge.

Cambridgeshire Police are investigating the collision, that resulted in the death of the 16 year old girl.

Two cars were also involved.

It happened just before 7pm, on Milton Road, just north of the junction with Birch Close.

The girl, who was from Cambridge, was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital, where she later died.

At the scene a bobble hat circled by chalk lay in the middle of the road outside a pub and a buckled bicycle, with front wicker basket, was on a grass verge.

The accident involved a yellow Peugeot 307 car which had its windscreen smashed and a grey Audi A3 TDI.

Neither driver was injured.

Police now want to speak to anyone who saw what happened.

Update: 12 December 2013, 16:06

Cambridgeshire Police have named the 16 year old girl killed as Elizabeth Helen Byrne-McDermott.

Friends paid tribute to the "beautiful" Sixth Former on Twitter.

One wrote: "@Angeelanderson RIP Beth Mcdermott, you didn't deserve to go, sleep tight beautiful x".

Another tweet said: "@GeorgiaRansome Was so shock and upset to hear about Beth McDermott, was always such a lovely girl to talk to in photography #RIP".