Cyclist Killed On A37 Dorchester Bypass

28 November 2014, 18:16 | Updated: 28 November 2014, 18:17

A 55-year-old cyclist's died after he was knocked off his bike by a car on the A37 Dorchester bypass.

At 2.12pm today, Friday 28 November 2014, a two vehicle road traffic collision occurred on the A37 Dorchester bypass between the Weir and Monkeys Jump roundabouts.

A grey Ford Fiesta was travelling from the Weir roundabout towards the Monkeys Jump roundabout when it was in collision with a white pedal cycle.

The rider of the pedal cycle, a 55-year-old man from the Dorchester area, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Fiesta, a 75-year-old woman from the Dorchester area, was uninjured.

Police Sergeant Joe Pardey, of Dorset Police's Traffic Unit, said:

"The A37 was closed while investigators examine the scene. I would like to thank affected motorists for their patience.

"I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision to please call the officer in the case, Police Constable Mark Farrow on 101."

The victim's next of kin have been informed and the coroner has been notified.